University of Technology Sydney

92358 Perinatal Mental Health

6cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes are published in an addendum to the Subject Outline which is available on UTSOnline.
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This subject is based on a population health approach to enable mental health promotion activities. This includes the early recognition of protective and risk factors that impact on women and their families’ mental health during pregnancy and the first year after birth. Students explore best practice approaches for the management of perinatal mental health and illness. Importantly, students gain the skills to critically discuss community perceptions about perinatal mental health.

Typical availability

Autumn session

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