Short course

Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia

Update your knowledge and clinical skills to help improve the lives of individuals.


Note: This is a one hour online session which can be completed at anytime. Registrations close on 31 December 2021.

Approximately 30% of people with schizophrenia have treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS), meaning they have not responded to at least two antipsychotic trials. Research into TRS is ongoing, with developments in assessment and treatment helping to improve the functional outcomes and quality of life of individuals and their carers.

This fully online, self-directed short course brings together the latest research and developments in clinical practice to provide a comprehensive understanding and up-to-date summary of the epidemiology, assessment and treatment of TRS. For those with an understanding of TRS, it provides a refresher in these key areas.

Developed by experts from the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, you will gain practical knowledge and skills in the evaluation of TRS through to medication and management, which you can apply to your practice immediately. This will allow you to provide higher quality patient care to those with this condition.

This module is equivalent to one hour of CPD subject to peer group approval.

Who should apply

This course is for qualified psychiatrists and general practitioners working in mental health. Allied mental health professionals and psychologists working with people who have schizophrenia will also benefit from this course.

What you will learn

Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia is developed and designed by the Head of the Melbourne Medical School and Professor of Medicine, John Prins and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry, Mahesh Jayaram, in close consultation with industry.

Through self-directed learning incorporating interactive materials, you will explore the key aspects of epidemiology, assessment and treatment of TSR through four topics. Content also includes several practical tools, such as guidelines for assessment, which will be useful for your own practice.

The topics are:

  • What is Treatment resistant schizophrenia
  • Epidemiology of treatment resistant schizophrenia
  • Role of clozapine and monitoring requirements
  • Clozapine resistance and augmentation.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements.


One hour online.

Payment options

  • To pay by credit card, please enter your card details at the checkout screen when booking into the course.
  • To pay by invoice, please contact student support.
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Upcoming intakes

Monday 21 September 2020 - Friday 31 December 2021