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Faculty & College
This unit contains professional experience learning/ laboratory activities that require students to meet mandatory compliance requirements prior to attending. Failure to comply with these requirements will result in you being unable to undertake the Professional Experience Learning and/or stipulated Laboratory Activity which may result in failure of the unit. Full details are available at https://www.scu.edu.au/health/health-placements/. Please note Full Covid-19 vaccination is a mandatory requirement associated with the placement element of this unit of study. This requirement has been stipulated by the placement providers. It is strongly recommended that only students who meet this requirement enrol in this unit.
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:
demonstrate engagement and empathetic communication with individuals and groups experiencing mental health related problems across the lifespan
provide clinically effective, recovery focused and trauma informed mental health nursing care
effectively undertake assessment, planning, interventions and evaluation of care with people who frequently access acute mental health services
demonstrate foundational skills in helping people who are experiencing emotional distress and/or behavioural disturbances
Teaching and assessment
Prescribed learning resources
- Foster, K., Marks, P., O’Brien, A. J., & Raeburn, T. (eds), 2021, Mental health in nursing: Theory and practice for clinical settings, 5th edn, Elsevier Australia, Chatswood.
- No prescribed resources/equipment.
Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.
Commonwealth Supported courses
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