BMSC11009 - Mental Health Literacy for Health Professionals

General Information

Unit Synopsis

As a health care professional, you may encounter clients whose mental health challenges impact upon their daily lives. In this unit you will develop knowledge that will assist in your recognition of mental health disorders as a health care professional, and learn about the appropriate referral networks and therapeutic options that are available to deal with these issues. Your ability to communicate effectively with clients, with consideration and awareness of their different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, will be developed as part of this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Essay 40%
2. Online Quiz(zes) 30%
3. Presentation 30%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 20.59% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
Students requested that the Unit Coordinator use the News forum for announcements rather than Q and A forum posts where it was difficult to stay up to date with unit requirements.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the Unit Coordinator will ensure all announcements are made through the News forum in Moodle
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator ensured that all announcements were made through the News forum in Moodle.
Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
The students appreciated the weekly study guide questions and tasks to assist them with keeping on track.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continues to offer weekly self-paced practice material for students to assist them with comprehension of content and assessment preparation.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator continued to offer weekly self-paced practice material for students to assist them with comprehension of content and assessment preparation.
Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
Students appreciated the content topics that were relevant and important for future professional practice
Recommendation
It is recommended that the unit coordinator continue to provide content and topics that are relevant and important for future professional practice.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator continued to provide content and topics that were relevant and important for future professional practice.
Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
Students provided mixed opinions on the volume of content in this unit. Most were happy with the volume and some felt the volume was onerous.
Recommendation
It is recommended that a internal and external audit of the volume and topics should be considered.
Action Taken
The Unit Coordinator reviewed the content within the unit and found areas to streamline the content without taking away from the required information.
Source: Have your Say and verbal feedback
Feedback
It was reported that the thoughtful feedback received from the Unit Coordinator helped encourage learning.
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator continue to provide thoughtful feedback to encourage learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have your Say
Feedback
Some students would have appreciated clearer and more consistent guidance on the assessment tasks
Recommendation
It is recommended that the new unit coordinator review the assessment task instructions to ensure clarity and consistency for students.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Explain the mental health landscape in Australia
  2. Recognise indications that a person might be experiencing mental health challenges from an inclusive and cross cultural perspective
  3. Describe the therapeutic options available for people who may be experiencing different types of mental health conditions and/or challenges
  4. Communicate effectively and considerately with clients of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Essay
2 - Online Quiz(zes)
3 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Essay
3 - Presentation
2 - Online Quiz(zes)