Health Across the Lifespan: Mental Health (10197.1)
|Level:||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|
|Faculty:||Faculty of Health|
|Discipline:||Discipline of Nursing|
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Year Teaching Period Convener Mode of Delivery 2020 Semester 2 MRS Mary-Ellen DOHERTY (Ph: +61 2 62012341 ) ON-CAMPUS
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The unit introduces students to the concepts of mental health and mental illness across the life span with a particular focus on developmental periods of vulnerability. In addition the unit will consider the scope of mental health practice in Australia from promotion and prevention through to recovery based models of care. Students will develop the skills of mental health assessment, psychological and pharmacological interventions required to provide safe care to people with mental illness and to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe concepts of mental health and mental illness across the life span;
2. Identify the developmental stages that increase a person's vulnerability to mental health problems;
3. Describe and discuss the continuum of mental health practice from promotion and prevention through to recovery models of care;
4. Conduct mental health and risk assessment; and
5. Critically apply psychological and pharmacological interventions.
UC - Canberra, Bruce
Semester 2, 2019
On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Assessment Online quiz x 10 (Weighting 20% )
- Part One: Case Study (Take-home concept-based exam) Assessment task: Case study A video clinical scenario case study (Jessica) will be provided to students in the Canvas online learning environment. Students will be required to view the video case study and should prepare a mental status examination, including a suicide risk assessment, report related to the case study mental health consumer in the provided video. The assessment task will require students to report the findings of their mental status examination and risk assessment in the form of short answer questions in the Canvas site based on the standard components of a generic mental status examination ad suicide risk assessment format. The case study video is available to view at the commencement of semester, and it is recommended that students engage in all relevant learning activities including practicing their mental health examination assessment and reporting skills prior to attending to this online assessment task. The short answer questions will be time limited upon opening with a maximum time of one hour to complete and submit the task. Due date 11:59hrs Friday 8th November 2019. This assessment item is open throughout the semester and can be submitted once only at any time throughout the semester, accommodating students’ needs to balance their time commitments across all aspects of study and life. Weighting 40% Word length not to exceed 1200 words. Part Two: Care Plan (Based on Case Study) Assessment task: Care Plan Students are asked to prepare a written care plan that can address the care needs of the consumer identified in the provided case study video (Jessica) for this unit. The care plan should align with the findings of a previously completed mental status assessment and suicide risk assessment for Jessica, and should identify goals for recovery. Nursing interventions for implementation should be provided and supported by rationale/s that reflect recent, relevant and reliable evidence. Lastly, students should suggest appropriate strategies to evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions they have proposed. The care plan should indicate a prioritization of care, and take into consideration any relevant legal aspects that may be important. A recovery-based model of care combined with a person-centred approach should be used. This assessment takes the form of an academic written assignment. Text or table formats are acceptable for presentation. Formatting should include size 11 font text, double spaced and adhere to APA 6th referencing styles. A rubric will be provided for students in the Canvas site for this task. Weighting 40% Word length should not exceed 1500 words. Due date 11:59hrs Friday 8th November 2019. This assessment item is open throughout the semester and can be submitted once only at any time throughout the semester, accommodating students’ needs to balance their time commitments across all aspects of study or life. (Part One: 40% Part Two: 40% )
- On-Campus Attendance (Expected) and Online Content (ON-CAMPUS)
- Semester 2, 2019