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Agomelatine in the Management of Depression Course (Online)

  • : Online

Learn the circadian model of depression and the latest pharmacological treatment based on this model in this self-paced interactive online course.

Find more information at http://cce.sydney.edu.au/course/AMDC or call 02 8999 9608.

Relevance to General Practice

Depression is a biopsychosocial illness. Studies of global burden of disease suggest that by 2020, major depressive disorder will represent the second leading cause of Disability-Adjusted Life Years lost globally, just behind ischaemic heart disease. There are a number of theoretical models to understand why people get depressed. Each of these models has its own mechanism and treatments. This course will focus on the circadian model and teach you how we can use agomelatine to manipulate patients' circadian rhythm in order to achieve better treatment outcomes from both patients' perspective and medical practitioners' perspective.

Learning outcomes
  • Describe the mechanism of the circadian model of depression
  • Compare agomelatine to other antidepressants
  • Demonstrate an understanding of patients' desired treatment outcomes for depression
  • Explain how to measure and minimise patients' emotional blunting during treatment of depression
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Comprehensive and holistic management plans are developed collaboratively

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    • Patient–doctor boundaries are identified and maintained

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    • Shared decision making and informed consent are explained and obtained

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Psychological health
    • General practice teaching
    Partnering organisations

    The University of Melbourne

    Activity sponsor

    Servier Australia


    Agomelatine in the Management of Depression Course (Online)
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    3 hrs
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    CPD Points
    6 cpd
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