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Area/Catalogue
HLTH 1037

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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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
106005

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Course aim

The aim of this course is to develop students' knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to understand mental health nursing care and common mental health issues.

Course content

Mental health and wellness across the lifespan; cultural and social construction of mental illness; mental state assessment; therapeutic communication skills; introduction to mental health conditions: schizophrenia, psychosis, depression, anxiety disorder, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders; self-harming behaviours; suicide; de-escalation; psychopharmacological and psychosocial interventions; recovery; evidence-based practice; safety and quality; law and ethics; Mental Health Act; Guardianship and Administration Act.

Textbook(s)

Procter, NG, Harmer, H, McGarry, D, Wilson, R, Froggatt, T. 2017, Mental Health: A person-centred approach, 2, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Tutorial 3 hours x 9 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External (Online delivery) - x 9 weeks
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
External (Online delivery) - x 9 weeks
EXTERNAL, MT GAMBIER, ONLINE
External (Online delivery) - x 9 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Tutorial 3 hours x 9 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Tutorial 3 hours x 9 weeks

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
INTERNAL, CITY EAST
Assignment 1000 words 25% -
OSCA 1500 words equivalent 35% -
Case study 2000 words 40% -
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
Assignment 1000 words 25% -
OSCA 1500 words equivalent 35% -
Case study 2000 words 40% -
EXTERNAL, WHYALLA, ONLINE
Assignment 1000 words 25% -
OSCA 1500 words equivalent 35% -
Case study 2000 words 40% -
EXTERNAL, MT GAMBIER, ONLINE
Assignment 1000 words 25% -
OSCA 1500 words equivalent 35% -
Case study 2000 words 40% -
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Assignment 1000 words 25% -
OSCA 1500 words equivalent 35% -
Case study 2000 words 40% -
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Assignment 1000 words 25% -
OSCA 1500 words equivalent 35% -
Case study 2000 words 40% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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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
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* 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

School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Degrees this course is offered in

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