Mental Health Prescribing - (8AMF112)

Mental Health Prescribing - (8AMF112)

Level ~ Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma
Availability ~ Teaching Period 4; Teaching Period 5; Teaching Period 6

In this unit students will enhance their ability to safely and effectively prescribe psychotropic medications. They will also develop their capacity to use a selected CPD approach for individual practice that supports reviewing performance or measuring outcomes of practice. Students will apply this approach to aspects of psychotropic prescribing applied to diverse contexts relevant to practice. The unit includes participation in interactive groups to supports doctors to apply material from other AMHS units to their own practice.


  • Unit enrollment is available in Teaching Period 4 only.
  • Unit will run across 15 teaching weeks (duration of three teaching periods).

For Term dates, see the Academic Calendar.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and practice in mental health related prescribing
  • Apply knowledge of a professional development approach that demonstrates reviewing performance or measuring outcomes.
  • Appraise approaches to improving mental health related prescribing


Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Best practice in MH prescribing
Week 2 Selecting the right CPD approach for your practice
Week 3 Psychotropic Prescribing I
Week 4 Psychotropic Prescribing II
Week 5 Psychotropic Prescribing III