Mental Health for Practice (9064.3)
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|Discipline Of Nursing||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced 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. 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.
Graduate attributes1. 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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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 - be self-aware
The Registered Nurse Standrds for Practice (2016) underpin the activities undertaken in this Unit, including through theoretical learning, tutorial discussions, self-directed learning, and in the assessments. Standards addressed in this unit include:
1. Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice
2. Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships
3. Maintains the capability for practice
4. Comprehensively conducts assessments
5. Develops a plan for nursing practice
6. Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice
7. Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice
Prerequisites9044 Introduction to Mental Health.
CorequisitesEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing
Incompatible unitsRestrictions: This unit is not open to students who have passed 7441 Analysis of Practice.
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Required Text (available on short loan):
Hungerford, C.,Hodgson, D., Bostwick, R., Clancy, R., Murphy, G., de Jong, G., Ngune, I. (2018). Mental Health Care: An Introduction for Health Professionals. Brisbane, Wiley.
Edward, K., Munro, I., Welch, A., Robins, A. (2014). Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis. South Melbourne. Oxford University Press.
Evans, K., Nizette, D. & O'Brien, J. (2017). Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 4th edition. Chatswood, NSW. Mosby Elsevier.
Happell, B., Cowin, L., Roper,C., Lakeman, R. & Cox, L. (2013). Introducing Mental Health Nursing: A Service User Approach., 2nd ed. Crows Nest, NSW, Allen &Unwin.
Moxham, L, et al (2018) Contemporary Psychiatric-mental health nursing: partnerships in care. Melbourne, Vic. Pearson Australia.
Moxam, L., Dwyer, T., Reid-Serl, K., Robson, P. & Broadbent. (2013). Nursing Student's Adult Mental Health Clinical Survival Guide. Frenchs Forest. Pearson Australia.
Perrin, R. (2009). Pocket guide to APA Style (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
Procter, N., Hamer, H., McGarry, D., Wilson, R. & Froggatt, T. (2017) Mental Health: A person-centred approach. 2nd edition. Port Melbourne, Vic. Cambridge University Press.
These texts are available for purchase from the Co-Op Bookstore (who offer price matching), past nursing students, and are available for loan from the University Library.
Tutorial Reading List
A detailed tutorial reading list will be provided on Canvas
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
The following general guidelines for the presentation of the written assignment must be observed.
The essay assessment item will be submitted online via the Canvas site.
Submission presentation: Word document ONLY. Other formats will not be accepted for marking.
The first page of the assignment submission should include the following information-
- Title page
- Student Identification number
- Assessment name
- Word count (excluding refernce list)
Referencing requirements: Please refere to the Acedemic Skills Program webstie for information on acknowledging sources for acedemic writing.
The discpline of nursing reqiures students to use APA 6th edition referencing style.
- Title page, student number, name of unit
- Use Word only do not submitt in any other format
- A Times New Roman Suite Font size 12
- 1.5 or Double line spacing
- A left margin of 2.5cm on each page
- All pages need to include a footer with your student ID number and the page number
- Presented professionally in an academic style. Do not use pre-formatted templates or graphic title pages
- The paper must be expressed clearly and succinctly with correct grammatical expression and spelling
- Use a variety of credible sources to support the discussion, analysis, debate (it is expected that students use database seearches to obtain recent, refereed manuscripts)
- Adhere to presentation requirements described
- APA (6th ed) referencing style must be used.
Special assessment requirements
To obtain a pass grade in this unit:
- All assessment items must be attempted, and
- an overall aggregate mark of 50% obtained.
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.
Extensions and Moderation
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.
Students must submit the request for extenuating circumstances to the Unit Convener at the earliest possible opportunity, no later than 5 working days before the scheduled due date of the assessment.
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 assessment submitted over 7 days late without an extension will not be accepted.
For deferred examinations and deferred OSCE/OSCA, applications (together with any supporting evidence and a declaration by the student affirming that they have no knowledge of the content of the initial examination) must be lodged within 3 days of the scheduled examinations.
Intra-semester deferred examination and OSCE/OSCA deferral applications must be sent directly to the Unit Convener. Final exam deferral applications must be sent directly to the Timetabling and Examinations Office.
All units undergo internal moderation procedures to review assessments, content, learning outcomes and structure. Marking standardisation techniques are used to ensure that different markers within the unit can achieve maximum agreement across grade bands using samples of randomly selected student work.
1. All assessment activities which result in grades of High Distinction (85% or more) will be marked by two different assessors.
2. All assessment activities which result in a Fail (NX) grade of (40-49%) will be blind marked by two different assessors.
3. All assessment activities which result in grades less than 40% will be marked by one assessor.
4. Any failed piece of assessment that leads to an overall fail grade for the unit will be marked by a second assessor.
Required IT skills
Students will require basic computer literacy skills to participate in this unit.
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the "Blackboard Collaborate" tool. Blackboard Collaborate provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing you will need a microphone and for best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please visit the LearnOnline STUDENT HELP and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
Work placement, internships or practicums