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TITLE ­ Bipolar Affective Disorder - Mania Unit Outline

HRIS/Lattice Unit Code: Credit points: Pre requisites: nil Target Group: mental health practitioners Mode of Delivery: onsite or off site lectures Model of Delivery Details: PowerPoint presentation Duration of Course: 1.0 hrs Purpose: This course examines the theoretical and clinical symptomology of Bipolar Affective disorder- manic phase. The course explores the causes and the use of medication and evidence based treatments used to improve the outcomes for patients diagnosed with Bipolar Affective disorder.

Outcomes: At the end of this session participants should be able to:

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Define Bipolar Disorder List the causes Identify the signs and symptoms Discuss treatments Identify the different types of medication used Write down the nursing management

Course Content:

· · · · Definition and types of bipolar disorders Causes of Bipolar Affective disorder (BPAD) Signs & symptoms Case study

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Medications used to treat bipolar Affective Disorder­ Manic Phase Therapies Nursing Management of clients with Bipolar Affective disorder ­ Manic Phase

Teaching & Learning Strategies:

The course is conducted by a trainer utilising a PowerPoint presentation to guide participants learning. To support embedding knowledge on this topic, case studies and group discussion on signs, symptomlogy medication and nursing treatment strategies are featured strongly in this course.

Teaching & Learning Resources:

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PowerPoint Presentation PowerPoint presentation handouts Participant notes including case studies

Assessment:

Participants will be encouraged to actively participate in the case study analysis and group discussions

Course and Trainer Evaluation:

Participants will be given a course and trainer evaluation questionnaire to complete at the end of the course

Text References:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_affected_by_bipolar_disorder#top http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2468 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bipolar_disorder

(Kahn,D. et al, 2004 & Black Dog, 2008).

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