Unit description

Provides the learner with appropriate frameworks to analyse and evaluate a range of general and specialist mental health services. This analysis is based on an assessment of the planning and intervention processes, outcomes, costs and management of these evaluations. This unit also aims to further develop student skills in identifying, planning, implementing and evaluating educational, consumer advocacy and community development approaches to intervening in mental health issues.

Unit content

Topic 1 Introduction
Topic 2 Mental health services in context
Topic 3 Program evaluation
Topic 4 Forms of program evaluation
Topic 5 Evaluation methods
Topic 6 Measurement of consumer outcomes
Topic 7 Research in mental health care services

Learning outcomes

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

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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