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185923 - Mood Disorders Course Online: The Foundations

  • : Online

People with mood disorders often feel sad all the time, lose interest in important parts of life, and fluctuate between extreme happiness and extreme sadness.
Learn the fundamental concepts and issues surrounding mood disorders in this interactive online course.

Relevance to General Practice

This course will firstly discuss the problem of mood disorders, and issues relating to nosology, epidemiology and genetics. GPs will learn the symptoms of depression, dysthymia and bipolar disorder and examine the long-term outcome of mood disorders and suicide. GPs will also learn about the relationship between mood disorders and gender, cognitive impairment, circadian rhythms, exercise, immunology and oxidative stress, and stress and trauma.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the burden of illness due to mood disorders.
  • Classify the different mood disorders and identify their symptoms and subtypes.
  • Discuss the long-term outcome of mood disorders including mortality rates and causes.
  • Discuss different risk factors for mood disorders and their treatment implications.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Psychological health
    • General practice teaching
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    185923 - Mood Disorders Course Online: The Foundations
    Provider Type
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    15 hrs
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    CPD Points
    40 cpd
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