Depression: Identification and assessment

Depression: Identification and assessment

Health Staff Ed
Updated May 24, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Depressive pathophysiology and the diagnostic criteria for major depression.
  • Symptoms.
  • How to perform a mental health assessment.
  • How to identify depression during routine health interactions.
Course Description

Course Overview:

This 2 hour interactive course is designed for nurses and is about major depressive disorder a devastating condition affecting around one in five Australians at some point in their lives. It is part 1 of a 2 part series.


Target Audience



Business Case

This 2 part series together make a comprehensive course on depression in adults.