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LocationDomesticInternational
SCU OnlineStudy Period 5Study Period 5

Unit description

Explores the experiences of people with complex mental health presentations, comorbidity and risk behaviours. Learners will critically explore mental health treatments and models to formulate collaborative responses that meet and are reflective of consumer need. Learners will critically explore and apply risk management tools and principles, demonstrate an applied and critical understanding of the legal, policy and ethical frameworks that applies to acute mental health practice.

Unit content

  • Ethics and mental health law
  • Acute care conditions, assessment, interventions and the skills of engagement
  • Comorbidity
  • Risk within acute mental health care settings
  • Trauma-informed Care

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critique the Mental Health Act and the ethics of acute care within the contexts of clinical intervention and consumer experiences of careEthical practice
2appraise a range of acute care conditions engagement and interventions Knowledge of a discipline
3appraise a range of complex acute care conditions engagement and interventionsKnowledge of a discipline
4critically reflect on acute mental health risk factors, engagement, observation and interventionsEthical practice
5design a package of trauma-informed Care applicable to acute mental health settings.Creativity

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

  1. critique the Mental Health Act and the ethics of acute care within the contexts of clinical intervention and consumer experiences of care
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  2. appraise a range of acute care conditions engagement and interventions
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. appraise a range of complex acute care conditions engagement and interventions
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. critically reflect on acute mental health risk factors, engagement, observation and interventions
    • GA3: Ethical practice
  5. design a package of trauma-informed Care applicable to acute mental health settings.
    • GA2: Creativity

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 wks)
Assessment
Critical review40%
Treatment Plan50%
Discussion board critical reflection10%
Notice

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

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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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