Perinatal Psychology - SWCH9032

Faculty: Faculty of Medicine

School: School of Women's and Children's Health

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 0

Enrolment Requirements:

Women's Health Medicine program only (7014 & 9014)

CSS Contribution Charge: 3 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course will cover perinatal psychology with a significant focus on mood disorders in the perinatal period, including postnatal depression.

The following topics will be covered during this course:
  • The psychology of pregnancy
  • Bonding and attachment in the perinatal period
  • Mood disorders in the perinatal period
  • Engaging with, and providing care for, fathers in the perinatal period
  • Associations between perinatal anxiety and depression and infant development
  • Multidisciplinary support for maternal, paternal and infant mental health
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