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Mental Health for Practice (9064.3)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline: Discipline of Nursing


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    • Semester 2, 2018, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (180319) - View
    • Semester 2, 2017, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (164271) - View
    • Semester 2, 2016, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (151733) - View
    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (140408) - View

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    Mental illness is the single largest cause of disability in Australia, accounting for nearly 30 per cent of the burden of non-fatal disease. There is also strong evidence that people with mental health issues have an increased risk of physical co-morbidities. This unit builds on the knowledge and skills acquired by students in Level 2. A particular focus of the unit is supporting students to develop the clinical skills required to provide proficient care to people affected by mental illness and to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Critically discuss the frameworks for mental health promotion, disease prevention and risk reduction in Australia throughout the lifespan and across culturally and linguistically diverse populations;

    2. Evaluate diverse models of health service delivery in the provision of evidence-based health care to people affected by mental illness, including person-centred and consumer-centred approaches; and

    3. Compare and contrast a range of interventions provided by the multidisciplinary team to people with a mental illness, within legal and ethical frameworks, including pharmacological interventions and psychological approaches, to meet the needs of consumers, carers, families, and communities.

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