Mental Health Assessment and Intervention PG (8565.2)
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|Discipline Of Counselling||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Appraise the major issues affecting people who are affected by the symptoms of mental illness, including those associated with the major mood, psychotic and behavioural disorders;
2. Critically evaluate the process of mental health assessment of people who are affected by the symptoms of mental illness; and
3. Demonstrate appropriate application of a range of interventions and approaches to meet the needs of people who are affected by the symptoms of mental illness, including consumers, carers, families, and communities.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
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
CorequisitesThis unit is only available to students in Master of Nursing 261JA, Master of Counselling 341JA, Graduate Diploma of Counselling 342JA or Graduate Diploma of Nursing 260JA.
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Hungerford, C., Hodgson, D., Murphy, G., de Jong, G., Ngune, I., Bostwick, R., & Clancy, R. (2018). Mental health care; An introduction for health professionals in Australia (3rd Ed.). Milton, QLD: Wiley. (the newer edition of this text is also fine to use)
MIMS Online https://www.mimsonline.com.au/Search/Search.aspx
Australian Medicines Handbook https://amhonline.amh.net.au/
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th Ed.). Washington, DC.
Comer, R. (2014). Fundamentals of abnormal psychology (8th Ed.). New York: Worth.
Meadows, G., Farhall, J., Fossey, E., Grigg, M., McDermott, F., & Singh, B. (Eds.), (2012). Mental Health in Australia. Collaborative Community Practice (3rd Ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Muir-Cochrane, E., Barkway, P., & Nizette,P. (2014). Mosby‘s Pocketbook of Mental Health (2d Ed.). Elsevier Sydney.
Paniagua, F., & Yamada, A.M. (2013). Handbook of Multicultural and mental Health Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations (2nd Ed). San Diego, London: Elsevier.
Preston, J.,O'Neal, J., & Talaga,M. (2017) Handbook of Clinical Psychopharmacology for therapists (8th Ed.) Oakland CA: New Harbinger.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
It is the student's responsibility to be familiar with the electronic submission process (e.g. the use of UCLEARN and URKUND). Students are reminded to ensure they plan well enabling adequate time to submit assessments prior to the deadline, in order to avoid a mark adjustment
Special assessment requirements
All Assignments in this unit are graded. In order to pass this unit, all assignments must be submitted and an overall mark of 50% or more must be reached.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Grounds for applying for an extension on assignments
The onus rests on students to comply with timeliness for completing and submitting assignments and this is part of the good management and performance skills you need to develop through the educational process. Lecturers also have a responsibility to ensure equity and fairness to the majority of students who submit their assignments on time. For these reasons, you need to establish genuine circumstances for an extension to be granted. You will need to supply documentary evidence to establish the genuine nature of your circumstances.
Process for applying for an extension: Requests for extension should be on the Assignment Extension Application form which you can access from the UCLearn site. Applications MUST be submitted at least 2 days prior to submission data.
Weekly discussion will occur in relation to content
Inclusion and engagement
It is expected that students will actively participate in the group discussion forum as the materials and activities will assist students in developing the knowledge and skills required to assess and respond to people who present with mental illness and mental disorders.
Required IT skills
6e Required IT Skills:
You must be able to word process assignments so that they are well presented, search the library data bases for relevant journal articles and access the UCLearn Web site for this unit. It is the individual student's responsibility to access appropriate help from the University IT services or the library if he or she does not have adequate skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums