Builds upon the unit Foundations Studies in Mental Health Nursing, and encourages students to specialise in mental health nursing as a focus for nursing intervention, and professional role and career development. The unit is focussed on skill development and the application of theory to clinical practice using case scenarios, role plays, and other purposeful activities. Students will be asked to apply knowledge learned to simulated situations in tutorial on-site.
Unit contentClinical Assessment and Decision making - Holistic mental health assessment - Cultural assessment - Substance use assessment - The DSMIV(tr) - Non diagnostic formulations Models of Intervention - Nursing Care - The therapeutic alliance - Tidal model of recovery - Brief intervention and Motivational Interviewing - Talk based/psychological interventions
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
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||competently conduct a role-play assessment interview exploring a mental health problem through applying previously learnt interpersonal skills and knowledge to a range of assessment tools, and develop a management, referral, and/or intervention strategy to the outcomes of the assessment (ANMC 5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3)||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|2||demonstrate proficiency with common screening and diagnostic instruments that provide data about mental illness/disorder and co-existing substance abuse according to NSW Department of Health guidelines (ANMC 5, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3)||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|3||demonstrate inter and intra-personal competence through the development and maintenance of a therapeutic alliance||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|4||identify and critique the value of various prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation approaches applied to mental health care||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||identify and demonstrate various prevention, early intervention, recovery and rehabilitation approaches applied to mental health care (ANMC 6, 6.1, 6.2, 6.4)||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||explain and apply crisis intervention theory to a hypothetical mental health/psychiatric nursing situation across the age continuum||Ethical practice||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.