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96121 - Mood Disorders Course Online: The Foundations

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The University of Sydney offers a self-paced online course to give GPs and the practice team an introduction to mood disorders. If you are dealing with patients or clients with mood disorders, and you can not clearly explain the symptoms and underlying mechanism of mood disorders to them, then enrol in this course to improve your knowledge about mood disorders now. 

Call 02 8999 9608 or visit http://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/mdcf to enrol.

Relevance to General Practice

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. 

Join this self-paced interactive online course to learn the fundamental concepts and issues surrounding mood disorders. 

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

This course accepts enrolments throughout the year and does not have any prerequisite requirements.

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 to ensure patient safety
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    96121 - Mood Disorders Course Online: The Foundations
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