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Gold Coast
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Unit description

Develops students’ knowledge and skills in mental health practice, addressing psychosocial health and well being across the life cycle. Dominant discourses and constructions of mental and physical health are covered with a critical awareness of the issues inherent in using deficit models. The unit is co-designed with people with lived experience of mental illness.

Unit content

  1. Lived experience of mental distress and influences of social context
  2. Explanatory frameworks of mental distress and recovery
  3. Social work practice in mental health
  4. Practising social work in this field l
  5. Practising social work in this field lI
  6. Fostering well-being

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:
1understand the relationship between people and their environment
2explain discourses and constructions of mental distress, acknowledging the diverse lived experiences of people who live with mental distress and their families and friends
3explain the potential and scope of social work practice in building resilience and facilitating recovery
4demonstrate an understanding of how social work with individuals, groups and communities responds effectively to health and disability, particularly with respect to mental health

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

  1. understand the relationship between people and their environment
  2. explain discourses and constructions of mental distress, acknowledging the diverse lived experiences of people who live with mental distress and their families and friends
  3. explain the potential and scope of social work practice in building resilience and facilitating recovery
  4. demonstrate an understanding of how social work with individuals, groups and communities responds effectively to health and disability, particularly with respect to mental health

Prescribed Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case scenario presentation60%
Essay40%

Teaching method
Tutorial 2 hours (Weekly)
Workshop 1 hour (Weekly)
Assessment
Case scenario presentation60%
Essay40%
Notice

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

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Fee information

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