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Unit description

Learners explore integrative approaches to mental health. These evidence-based, patient-centred approaches are applied to a range of mental health conditions. 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

  1. Overview of mental health
  2. Classification and major causes of psychiatric pathology
  3. Integrative management of mental health conditions 
  4. Integrative approaches to mental health
  5. The therapeutic relationship in mental health
  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:
1reflect on mental health care systems in Australia and internationally
2apply psychiatric aetiology and classification to integrative management of mental health conditions
3critically describe the integrative approaches to mental health
4recognise role of the therapeutic relationship in mental health and mental health emergencies

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

  1. reflect on mental health care systems in Australia and internationally
  2. apply psychiatric aetiology and classification to integrative management of mental health conditions
  3. critically describe the integrative approaches to mental health
  4. recognise role of the therapeutic relationship in mental health and mental health emergencies

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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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

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