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Coffs Harbour
Gold Coast
Lismore
Online
Term1,4
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Unit description

Introduces students to holistic understandings of mental health and wellbeing and the determinants of mental health and illness. Students will be encouraged to appreciate the lived experience of mental health, illness, and service use and develop empathic and trauma informed understandings of people’s experience of mental health care. Students will develop an understanding of how to view and respond effectively to people seeking to resolve mental health problems and consider how this can be realised in the Australian Health System.  

Unit content

  1. The lived experience of mental health and mental illness
  2. Holistic perspectives of mental health and illness
  3. Trauma-informed person-centred practice
  4. The mental health care system in Australia

 

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of the lived experience of mental distress across the lifespan and how this can inform practice and service development
2identify and collaboratively discuss how holistic, person-centred understandings of mental wellbeing, health and illness can direct effective provision of care
3describe and collaboratively demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of trauma-informed practice
4discuss the role and impact of the mental healthcare system and integrated care

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the lived experience of mental distress across the lifespan and how this can inform practice and service development
  2. identify and collaboratively discuss how holistic, person-centred understandings of mental wellbeing, health and illness can direct effective provision of care
  3. describe and collaboratively demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices of trauma-informed practice
  4. discuss the role and impact of the mental healthcare system and integrated care

Prescribed Learning Resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (4 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (4 weeks)
Tutorial 3 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Case study30%
Presentation50%
Reflective writing20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (4 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (4 weeks)
Tutorial 3 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Case study30%
Presentation50%
Reflective writing20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (4 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (4 weeks)
Tutorial 3 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Case study30%
Presentation50%
Reflective writing20%

Teaching method
Workshop 1 hour (4 weeks)
Tutorial 2 hours (4 weeks)
Tutorial 3 hours (2 weeks)
Assessment
Case study30%
Presentation50%
Reflective writing20%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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International

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