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Unit description

Explores the naturopathic approach to mental health. The unit examines naturopathic knowledge and clinical practice in a range of mental health conditions alongside a modern pathophysiological understanding and an evidence-based approach. Conditions covered include depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol dependence, and dementia.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of mental health and presenting symptoms

Topic 2: Major causes of functional and organic pathology

Topic 3: Naturopathic approach to mental health

Topic 4: Pathophysiology and role of neurotransmitters

Topic 5: Recognising acute emergencies and mental health first aid

Topic 6: Mental health conditions.

 

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate a critical understanding of the presenting mental health symptomsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2critically describe the traditional naturopathic approach to mental health conditionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3describe the pathophysiology and the role of neurotransmitters in mental health conditionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4reflect and critically evaluate the naturopathic approach to the management of mental health conditions.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5outline the practical application of an evidence-based approach to mental health conditionsIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline

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

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of the presenting mental health symptoms
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critically describe the traditional naturopathic approach to mental health conditions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. describe the pathophysiology and the role of neurotransmitters in mental health conditions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. reflect and critically evaluate the naturopathic approach to the management of mental health conditions.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. outline the practical application of an evidence-based approach to mental health conditions
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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