Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period (8APF031)

Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period (8APF031)

Level ~ Graduate Certificate
Teaching period ~ Semester 2
Type ~ Perinatal and Infant

The purpose of this module is to support health professionals in providing recovery-oriented and evidence-based mental health care in the perinatal period.

Students will develop skills to identify a range of disorders including anxiety and depression, suicidality, and low -prevalence disorders.


Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

*Identify a range of psychiatric conditions encountered both in pregnancy and the postpartum. These include anxiety and depression as well as low -prevalence disorders; and
*Demonstrate an understanding of recovery-oriented and evidence-based approaches for supporting the emotional well-being of parental mental health in the perinatal period

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Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Mental health conditions in the perinatal period I
Week 2 Mental health conditions in the perinatal period II
Week 3 Enabling effective mental health care
Week 4 Screening and psychosocial assessment
Week 5 Prevention and treatment