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Unit of Study NURS2005 Mental Health Nursing (2024)

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Unit Snapshot

  • Unit type

    UG Coursework Unit

  • Credit points

    12

  • Faculty & College

  • Placement

    Yes

  • Enrolment information

    This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) activities that require students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL activity. Full details are available at www.scu.edu.au/healthplacements.


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:

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

Teaching method
Placement 80 hours (Across the term)
Tutorial 3 hours (Weekly (over 6 wks))
Assessment
Presentation40%
Essay60%
PlacementSR

Teaching method
Placement 80 hours (Across the term)
Tutorial 3 hours (Weekly (over 6 wks))
Assessment
Presentation40%
Essay60%
PlacementSR

Teaching method
Placement 80 hours (Across the term)
Tutorial 3 hours (Weekly (over 6 wks))
Assessment
Presentation40%
Essay60%
PlacementSR

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Foster, K., Marks, P., O’Brien, A. J., & Hurley, J. (eds), 2024, Mental health in nursing: Theory and practice for clinical settings, 6th edn, Elsevier Australia, Chatswood.
Prescribed Resources/Equipment
  • No prescribed resources/equipment.

Prescribed Texts
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Prescribed Resources/Equipment
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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.

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