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190845 - Mental health disorders MCQs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
0.5 hour

This activity incorporates 15 multiple choice questions in the Applied Knowledge Test (AKT) style with extensive feedback provided to help GPs assess their knowledge and further develop their understanding of signs and symptoms of a range of common mental health disorders and implement appropriate management options. Questions cover a range of disorders and ask about the likely diagnoses as well as appropriate management strategies for the different cases.

Relevance to General Practice

GPs have reported that psychological issues (eg depression, mood disorders, anxiety) are the most common health issues they manage. This is not surprising considering one in five (20.1%) or 4.8 million Australians had a mental or behavioural condition. Anxiety is the most common diagnosis, followed by depression, with 13.1% of Australians having an anxiety-related condition and just over one in ten people (10.4%) having depression or feelings of depression in 2017-18.
With the high prevalence and burden of disease associated with mental illness, GPs need to be able to detect and treat mental illness, and must play a central role in providing evidence-based, patient-centred care to people living with a mental illness. This online learning activity will therefore help GPs to assess their current knowledge and improve their skills in the identification and treatment of mental health disorders.

Learning outcomes

  • Identify the signs and symptoms of a range of common mental health disorders.
  • Outline appropriate diagnostic steps for patients with a range of psychological symptoms.
  • Recommend appropriate management options for common mental health disorders.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Ways in which health can be optimised and maintained are communicated to patients, family members and carers

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    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

    • Professional knowledge and skills are reviewed and developed

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Children and young people health
    • Psychological health
Delivery
Title
190845 - Mental health disorders MCQs
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
0.5 hour
Start Date
14-Jan-2020
End Date
31-Dec-2022
CPD Points
1 cpd
Price
Free
Location
Online
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