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Unit of Study MHNS6004 Physical Health Care in Mental Health (2025)

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Learning outcomes

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

critically analyse the physical health status of people with mental health related problems and recommend evidence based solutions to enhance holistic wellbeing, address physical health problems and prevent chronic disease

critically explore the impacts of commonly used pharmacological treatments on the physical health of service users, identify risks, recognise adverse effects, common interactions, and recommend appropriate responses to prevent harm and enhance wellbeing.

design and communicate assessment, care planning and referral practices to collaboratively address the physical and sexual health needs of mental health service users

create strategies to effectively support the mental health and physical needs of people undergoing treatment for physical health problems including eating disorders

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Structured online learning (6 weeks)
Discussion board10%

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