Introduction to Mental Health (9044.2)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| 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. Discuss the prevalence of mental illness and dementia in Australia;
2. Analyse the effects of stigma on people affected by mental illness;
3. Respond appropriately to people who are affected by mental illness, including consumers, family members or carers, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse cultures; and
4. Clarify the major issues when caring for people with a substance use issue.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
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
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing.
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 6088 Psychological Approaches to Health.
Equivalent units7554 Mental Health.
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Hungerford, C., Hodgson, D., Clancy, R., Monisse-Redman, M., Bostwick, R., Jones, T. (2018). Mental Health Care: An introduction for health professionals in Australia. Milton, QLD: John Wiley and Sons Australia Ltd.
Recommended text-book reading list.
Levett-Jones, T. (2018). Clinical reasoning: Learning to think like a nurse. (2nd ed.). Melbourne. Pearson.
Moxham, et al., (2018). Contemporary Psychiatric-mental Health Nursing: Partnerships in care. Melbourne, Pearson.
Other readings will be available on the Canvas site
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2008). Code of ethics for Nurses in Australia. Melbourne, Vic: ANMC. Available from http:www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/CodesGuideslinesstatemnts/Professionalstandards.aspx
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2008). Code of professional conduct for nurses in Australia. Melbourne, Vic.ANMC. Available from http:www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/CodesGuideslinesstatemnts/Professionalstandards.aspx
Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016). Registered Nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Vic. ANMC. Available from http:www.nursingmidwiferyboard.gov.au/CodesGuideslinesstatemnts/Professionalstandards.aspx
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Extension Procedure - Nursing - 2018
Grounds for applying for an extension/deferral
The onus rests on students to comply with timelines for completing and submitting assessments, and this is part of the good management and performance skills we are seeking to develop in students through the educational process. Lecturers also have a responsibility to ensure equity and fairness to the majority of students who submit their assessments on time.
For these reasons, you need to establish genuine circumstances for an extension/deferral to be granted. You will need to supply documentary evidence to establish the genuine nature of your circumstances.
Please note: Extensions/deferrals of more than 7 days will not generally be granted unless there are extenuating circumstances. See * below.
Process for applying for an extension/deferral:
Students are advised to liaise directly with their Unit Convenor for requests for extension/deferrals. Requests for extension/deferral should be emailed to the Unit Convenor or approved delegate, although there may be circumstances where Inclusion & Engagement will liaise on behalf of the students.
Requests for extensions/deferrals should be on the attached Assignment Extension Application form and submitted at least 5 days prior to the submission date.
The Unit Convenor or approved delegate will inform the student of the outcome of their request as per Faculty procedures. Where the Unit Convenor or approved delegate does not approve the assignment extension/deferral request, the student may seek consultation with Inclusion & Engagement. If considered appropriate, Inclusion & Engagement will liaise with the relevant Academic staff member, following consultation with the student.
- 2015 University Assessment Policy and Procedures. Moderation, Page (5)
Students who do not submit all assessment items in this Unit will receive a Fail Incomplete grade (NC) for the Unit.
- All assessment activities which result in grades of High Distinction (85% or more), will be marked by two different assessors.
- All assessment activities which result in a Fail grade of (40-50%) will be marked by two different assessors.
- All assessment activities which result in grades less than 40% will be marked by one assessor.
- Any failed piece of assessment that leads to an overall fail grade for the unit will be marked by a second assessor.
To obtain an overall pass grade in this Unit, the student must:
- Complete and submit Assessment Activity 1;
- Sit the examination;
- Obtain an overall aggregate mark of 50%.
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.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums
There is no work placement or practicum requirement of this Unit.
Returning Graded Assignments: Every effort will be made by the Unit Convenor to return graded Assessment Activities within 2 weeks of the due date. As already noted, students who are given an extension CANNOT expect that their work will be assessed within the conventional 2 weeks' timeframe. It is most likely that the paper will not be assessed and returned until the end of the semester.
Feedback: Receiving feedback is an important aspect of learning. Students should ensure that they read all feedback provided by the Unit Convenor, prior to submitting subsequent Assessment Activities. If students do not understand the feedback they have received, please contact the Unit Convenor for clarification.
Also, note that the Unit Convenor welcomes constructive feedback via Interface as a means of improving the way in which the Unit is taught.