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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5158

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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
161202

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Unit Value
9

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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

To consolidate knowledge, skills and experience to demonstrate a holistic evidence based approach to mental health care.

Course content

Contemporary mental health theories and practices; recovery focused care; trauma informed care; clinical supervision; working with clients with complex care needs and comorbidities; working with clients from diverse social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds; promoting inter-professional and cross organisational practice relationships; delivering comprehensive coordinated person centred care; professional legal and ethical frameworks and standards; evidence based mental health practice ; critically reflective practice; quality use of medicines in the multi-disciplinary context; clinical competence in mental health practice

Textbook(s)

Geldard, D. Geldard, K. and Yin Foo, R. 2016, Basic personal counselling: A training manual for counsellors, 8th ed, Cengage Learning, Australia

Jacobs, E. Schimmel, C.J. Masson, R.L. and Harvill, R.L. 2016, Group counselling: Strategies and skills, 8th ed, Cengage Learning, Boston, MA

Edward, K.-l., Munro, I. L., Welch, A. J., & Cross W. 2018, Mental Health Nursing: Dimensions of Praxis, 3rd, Oxford University Press, Australia

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Workshop (on campus) 2 hrs x 1 session
Workshop (on campus) 5 hrs x 3 sessions
Clinical 150 hrs x -
External (Online Delivery) - x 13 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
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Case study 1500 words 20% -
Presentation - 30% 30 minutes
Clinical assessment - 40% ongoing
Online activities 1500 words 10% ongoing

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1A)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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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

School of Nursing and Midwifery

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