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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5071

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

Note: This offering may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Course ID
005737

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Unit Value
9

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

Explore and analyse contemporary perspectives in mental health and mental illness with a focus on promoting recovery for individuals.

Course content

Socio-political context of mental health; Person centred care; recovery processes;
primary and tertiary mental health care; concepts of mental health promotion and mental illness; models of mental health assessment; physical, psychosocial and cognitive areas of human function and behaviour; common mental health problems and associated interventions; legal and ethical considerations; The National Mental Health Plan Policy & standards; Cultural safety; Social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; critical thinking and reflection; quality use of medicines

Textbook(s)

Edward, K.-l., Munro, I. L., Welch, A. J., & Cross W., Eds. 2018, Mental health nursing: Dimensions of praxis, 3rd, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Workshop 8 hours x 1 session
Clinical 75 hours x N/A
External (Online Delivery) 13 weeks x N/A

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Assignment 3500 words 40% -
Presentation - 20% 30 minutes
Clinical assessment - 30% Ongoing
Online activities - 10% Ongoing

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note: all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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