SCU OnlineStudy Period 6Study Period 6

Unit description

Explores the roles of the mental health professional in the 21st century, within the context of mental health outside of, but articulating with tertiary services.  Learners will critically explore the growing role and opportunities for their discipline within the Non-Government and primary health sectors and will deconstruct consumers’ experiences of care within those settings.

Unit content

  • Key stakeholders and funding streams within primary care and non-government contexts
  • Relationships between the recovery and medical models and experienced consumer care
  • Stepped care and integrated care pathways: barriers, enablers and required capabilities
  • Vulnerable mental health consumer groups within the community
  • Lived experience and its impact on therapeutic relationships and within professionalised roles.

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Study Period 6

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Critical review30%
Consumer focussed treatment plan60%
Discussion board10%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


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