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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5157

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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
159801

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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

The aim of this course is to develop an understanding of mental health and mental illness in order to respond appropriately to the needs of women and their families during pregnancy, birth and the postnatal period.

Course content

Understanding mental health and specific mental illness (mood and anxiety) including their management, ie. psychotherapy, psycho-pharmacology, attachment and lifespan developmental theories; introduction to psychological disorders in pregnancy and childbirth; psychological trauma and childbirth; postnatal distress; postnatal depression; postnatal psychosis; grief and loss; psychosocial aspects of perinatal heath; impact of abuse on the childbirth experience; drug addiction and childbirth; domestic violence; psychosocial aspects of teenage pregnancy; pre-existing mental illness and childbirth.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, DISTANCE EDUCATION
External 13 weeks x -

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
Presentation - 20% 10 minutes
Case study 2000 words 20% -
Online activities - 10% Ongoing
Portfolio 4000 equivalent 50% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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 university. 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

UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Degrees this course is offered in

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