Enables health care practitioners to explore and critically analyse the social, political, ethical, legal and economic context of mental health care in Australia, pre- and post-Burdekin. In particular, the student will analyse the ways in which mental illness and mental health have historically been conceptualised and how this has influenced the way in which mental health care is currently organised and administered within Australian health care settings. Students will reflect on and evaluate their own practice in relation to contemporary mental health care.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||compare historical, contemporary and alternative delivery of mental health care and promotion in Australian and international healthcare settings||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|2||review current reform processes and mental health legislation in Australia, and discuss the impact of societal structures on the mental health of the population||Intellectual rigour||Ethical practice|
|3||critically evaluate health policies that affect mental healthcare practice||Intellectual rigour|
|4||evaluate the ways in which the promotion of mental health and mental health care are conceptualised, organised and administered, with regard to sufferers, practitioners and the community||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|5||determine ways in which the healthcare practitioner can effect change to those factors which influence mental health care and promotion||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||analyse how future changes and reforms in the healthcare system would provide best mental healthcare practice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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