Health Across the Lifespan: Mental Health (10197.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020)
Band 1 2021 (Pg Clinical Psychology)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Prof Pathway Psychology-Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 2 2021 (Standard Course Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 4 2021 (Standard Course Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Prerequisites10192 Narratives of Illness and Well-being OR 6532 Human Physiology and the Lifecycle OR 9066 Nursing Caring
CorequisitesMust be enrolled in 364JA Bachelor of Nursing OR 365JA Bachelor of Nursing Advanced OR 202JA Bachelor of Physiotherapy.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Natasha Jojo|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Mrs Mary-Ellen Doherty|
Hungerford, C;, Hodgson, D., Bostwick, R., Clancy, R., Murphy, G., de Jong, G. & Ngune, I. (2018). Mental health care. Milton, QLD: John Wiley & Sons
Here is a link to the school locker
Limited copies will be available in the library. It will be essential for students to access a copy of this text, highly recommended to achieve learning outcomes for this unit. It will be used every week as a core reading.
Additionally, student will be expected to read widely around the topic area, and particularly note the Australian-based highly regarded journal International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. This source is available in the university library as an online source.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Assessment items must be submitted to the assignment area in the unit's UCLearn site, relating to that piece of assessment. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item, to the right submission section.
Special assessment requirements
Moderation will be undertaken for assessment items to ensure that marking is fair and consistent. Moderation will take place in line with the faculty of health guidelines and the University assessment procedures document https://www.canberra.edu.au/Policies/PolicyProcedure/Index/369
Students can apply for an extension to the submission due date for an assessment item through extenuating, evidenced circumstances (specific details are found in the Assessment Procedures).
Extensions must be applied for before the due date. Documentary evidence (e.g. medical certificate) will be expected for an extension to be granted, however this will not guarantee that the application will be successful. The Unit Convener or relevant Program Director will decide whether to grant an extension and the length of the extension.
An Assignment Extension form is available from the Student Forms page.
Late submissions will only be accepted for a limited period. If more than one late submission is made within that period, only the first late submission will be accepted for marking and may be subject to penalties as detailed in the Assessment Procedures.
Late submission of assignments without an approved extension will result in a penalty of 5% reduced marks from the total available, per calendar day late. An assignment submitted over 7 days late will not be accepted.
In order to get the most out of your studies, it is strongly recommended that you plan your time commitments, actively engage in discussions (online or face-to-face) and work with your peers as part of your study. The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3 credit point unit the total notional workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours.
Please familiarise yourself with Canvas and use the Canvas help options as required.
Inclusion and engagement
It is strongly recommended that students who need assistance in undertaking the unit because of disability or an ongoing health condition register with the Inclusion and Engagement Office as soon as possible so that reasonable adjustment arrangements can be made.
Any student with a reasonable adjustment plan (RAP) is asked to contact the Unit convenor if they wish to enact this plan for support with assessments or classroom engagement or Online engagement
For 2020, given the unpredictable nature of the COVID – 19 pandemic and to ensure that students and staff remain safe and compliant with physical distancing recommendations this unit will be delivered online; there is no face to face teaching.
It is expected that students participate in all learning opportunities in this unit, and complete all activities within the learning modules, including directed and self directed study, and actively participate in scheduled online sessions via the Canvas Virtual Room. Participating in class discussions to clarify concepts and to develop confidence with professional communication and verbally expressing ideas can be helpful for students and also supports the learning of student peers (see NMBA RN Standards for Practice 2016 Standard 2 and related criterion https://www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines-Statements/Professional-standards/registered-nurse-standards-for-practice.aspx -
Furthermore participation in virtual sessions enables students to ask questions and develop professional behaviours and accountability for safe practice.
Required IT skills
Please note Section 4 B: materials required. You will require computer skills to access the internet and by able to upload to the ‘Canvas' university site written submissions using ‘word' and PowerPoint formats. This unit may involve online meetings in real time using a virtual room. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the UCLearn Student Help link.
Work placement, internships or practicums