SCU OnlineStudy Period 6Study Period 6

Unit description

Strengthens students’ clinical leadership skills in implementing the available evidence based knowledge on a chosen topic directly relating to mental health and/or mental illness. There is an emphasis on leading the translation and application of knowledge to clinical practice settings.

Unit content

  • One specialist topic from mental health and or illness perspectives:
    • Addiction in mental health contexts
    • Lived experience of mental illness in the workforce
    • Suicide: drivers and mitigation
    • Psychological trauma from childhood into adulthood
  • Gaps and resonances between research evidence and practice
  • Change processes within mental health contexts
  • Management of the translation of research into clinical practice
  • Clinical leadership in mental health

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

Prescribed texts

Study Period 6

  • Stanley, D., 2011, Clinical leadership: Innovation into action, 1st, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra, Vic. ISBN: 9781420256635.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Essay and Critical Personal Reflection50%

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

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Fee information


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