Builds upon foundational knowledge and skills in mental health care and extends student understanding of mental health concepts and care of clients with acute and long-term mental health and psychiatric problems. Students will be provided the opportunity to develop skills in assessment and intervention inclusive of advanced pharmacological, psycho-social and inter-personal knowledge and capabilities.
- Introduction to mental health and illness
- Models of mental health and illness
- Mental health legislation, ethics and human rights
- Holistic assessment and therapeutic use of self
- Talk-based and psychosocial interventions and interpersonal counselling
- Mood disorders
- Psychotic disorders: assessment, planning and interventions
- Anxiety disorders
- Pharmaco-therapeutics in the care and management of chronic and acute psychiatric disorders
- Overview of the DSMIV
- IPCU: high dependency care
- Seclusion and restraint
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health and healing
- Home and community-based care
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||apply generic values, attitudes and inter-personal capabilities designed to diminish stigma and marginalisation to mental health specific contexts||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|2||identify common mental health conditions within our society and the impact this has upon the individual||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||apply the principles of prevention, early intervention and recovery in the context of mental health care and the application of NSW Mental Health Act (2007) to people with a mental health problem.||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||undertake a bio-psycho-social mental health assessment of the whole person to identify client strengths and needs within mental health and/or psychiatric contexts||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||connect assessment formulations to nursing interventions inclusive of inter-personal relating, talk based interventions and advanced psycho-pharmacology||Knowledge of a discipline|
- No prescribed texts.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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