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Unit of Study MHNS5003 Acute Mental Health (2025)

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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:

critique the legislative and ethical frameworks which underpin the provision of acute mental health care

critically consider and describe the aetiology, manifestations and most effective response to acute mental health crisis , psychiatric emergencies and related problems

describe and critique principles of crisis intervention and best practice to engage with people in acute distress, manage risk and collaboratively plan acute care and follow-up

collaboratively construct trauma-informed and recovery focused care plans to effectively address mental health crisis and acute mental health problems

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning (6 weeks)
Critical review45%
Case study45%

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