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Area/Catalogue
NURS 5164

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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
171970

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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)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Clinical & Health Sciences

Course aim

To advance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of registered nurses to achieve evidence based best practice in assessing and supporting the mental health of adolescents.

Course content

Contemporary, evidence-based theories of adolescent development and implications for adolescent mental
health; trauma informed and recovery focused care; common mental health challenges experienced by cultural, gender, and ability diverse adolescents; lived experience perspectives; comprehensive narrative based mental health assessment of adolescents; mental health risk assessment; contemporary mental health assessment tools; early intervention in adolescent mental health; best practice trauma informed biopsychosocial interventions for different forms of mental illness in adolescents including de-escalation and other supportive interventions; principles and strategies of adolescent friendly mental health care; planning , implementing an evaluating adolescent friendly mental health care; adolescent mental health care coordination; codes, ethics, standards, guidelines, legislation and reform agendas in mental health practice; quality improvement and best practice in mental health care; health promotion; clinical supervision models; strategies to promote resilience; the role of leadership in providing optimal mental health care.

Textbook(s)

Nil

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Online (Online content and discussion forum) - x 13 Weeks
Online (Online virtual classroom) 3 hours x 1 day
Online (Online virtual classroom) 2.5 hours x 2 days

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
Online activities 2000 words 20% -
Case study 3500 words 40% -
Portfolio 3500 words 40% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.250
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
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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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