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Term3,5
Term3,5

Unit description

Learners explore the integrative approaches to mental health. These evidence-based, patient-centred approaches are applied to a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, drug and alcohol dependence, and dementia. Learners are equipped with the knowledge and skills to recognise acute mental health emergencies and implementing mental health first aid. The value of the therapeutic relationship in mental health is also examined.

Unit content

Topic 1: Overview of mental health

Topic 2: Classification and major causes of functional and organic psychiatric pathology

Topic 3: Integrative management of mental health conditions 

Topic 4: Integrative approaches to mental health

Topic 5: The therapeutic relationship in mental health

Topic 6: Acute emergencies and mental health first aid

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 a critical understanding of mental health in Australia and internationally
2describe the classification and aetiology of functional and organic psychiatric pathology
3analyse the integrative management of mental health conditions
4critically describe the integrative approaches to mental health
5analyse the role of the therapeutic relationship in mental health
6recognise mental health emergencies and the application of mental health first aid

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

  1. demonstrate a critical understanding of mental health in Australia and internationally
  2. describe the classification and aetiology of functional and organic psychiatric pathology
  3. analyse the integrative management of mental health conditions
  4. critically describe the integrative approaches to mental health
  5. analyse the role of the therapeutic relationship in mental health
  6. recognise mental health emergencies and the application of mental health first aid

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Teaching and assessment

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Fee information

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