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NUR2107

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Organisational Unit

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Coordinator(s)

Ms Karen Harder (Peninsula & Berwick), Mr Eddie Robinson (Clayton)

Offered

Berwick

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Peninsula

  • First semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

This unit provides the opportunity for the student to develop fundamental knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the restoration and maintenance of optimal mental health. Students will be expected to assess people with mental health problems and to identify, prioritise and implement appropriate evidence based interventions and management strategies.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. discuss concepts of mental health and mental illness
  2. describe services available for consumers with mental illness
  3. identify the impact of stigma on consumers and their carers
  4. identify and respond to consumer specific issues such as culture, age and gender to optimise therapeutic communication
  5. describe and discuss Mental Status Examination (MSE) and risk assessments conducted with clients who are experiencing disturbances in thought, mood, behaviour and perception
  6. discuss the utilisation of the legal and ethical issues related to the care of clients when admitted under the Victorian Mental Health Act (2014)
  7. describe the aetiological factors, epidemiology and clinical manifestations of a range of disorders including affective disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, child and adolescent issues and cognititive issues in the elderly client
  8. describe a range of therapeutic modalities utilised in the care and treatment of people with mental health issues and disorders.

Assessment

Essay (2,000 words) (30%)
5 x Online quizzes (10%)
Examination (2 hours) (60%) (Hurdle x 1 attempt permitted)
80% Attendance at tutorials (Hurdle)

Workload requirements

Lectures:

  • two hours per week

Tutorials:

  • two hours per week (with a minimum of 80% attendance requirement)

Guided learning activities:

  • one hour per week

Online quizzes:

  • one hour per week

Self-directed learning:

  • six hours per week.

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Must be enrolled in courses 0727 or 4514.