2 hours CPD.  

$40 credit.  

This module describes the treatment of major depressive disorder, including antidepressant medications and psychological therapies. It discusses the role of healthcare professionals in the treatment of depression.

Key learning outcomes

At the end of this module, participants will:

    1. be familiar with the preferred treatment options for mild, moderate and severe depression
    2. be aware of the psychological therapies recommended for major depression, including cognitive behavioural therapy and interpersonal therapy
    3. be able to identify the common types of medications used in the treatment of depression, including their basic pharmacology, dosing and side effects.
    4. be able to describe the treatment of depression for specific populations including perinatal women, children and the elderly
    5. understand what electroconvulsive therapy is and when it is recommended in the treatment of major depressive disorder
    6. be able to outline the importance of a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and management of patients with major depressive disorder.


    ANMF (Vic Branch) members receive annual credit for online CPD modules to help meet your registration renewal requirements. Full- and part-time members receive $400; members on parental leave receive $120; student members receive $80. Credit renews every June.

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    Course Duration in Hours: 2