NURS12157 - Concepts of Mental Health Nursing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit will provide you with knowledge of the different patterns of symptom presentation in people experiencing mental health challenges. You will be able to critically reflect on the use of self in the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with consumers and their families. The integral nature of consumer perspectives and input into mental health care will be examined. In this unit you will be encouraged to critically examine interventions for people experiencing different mental health challenges.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites

NURS11163 Recovery Approach to Mental Health or NURS12150 Recovery Approach in Mental Health

NURS12156 Clinical Nursing Practice 2 or NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management

NURS11158 Evidence Informed Nursing Practice or NHLT12001 Evidence Informed Practice

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2019

Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Bundaberg
Online
Rockhampton

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

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 65.26% 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: Student feedback
Feedback
I feel that the assessment could have been made clearer by only including the relevant parts in the template and removing the other parts that are out of the scope of practice. This may help to lessen the number of questions asked.
Recommendation
A template has been developed for both assessment items for term 3 2017 that includes all elements and guidelines included
Action Taken
As is best practice the assessments and templates are under on-going review and I have utilised student feedback to make adjustments in each unit offering as well as employing peer review to ensure the assessment is of the highest educational value possible.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
Assessment feedback needs to be more clear and concise so that the student can see why they received the mark they received
Recommendation
An audit has been completed and the markers that provided limited feedback will not be employed to mark again
Action Taken
This again has been an issue with casual markers in the second term offering and has been addressed in the same way as previously. A core of markers is being developed, however it can be seen by review satisfaction scores that this is not an issue in the term 3 offering each year
Source: Student feedback via unit evaluation
Feedback
I have no doubt that the 'Concepts' video presentations would work for some students however personally i do not find this facilitates my learning well. I prefer powerpoint lectures I can download and quickly refer to rather then video discussion.
Recommendation
Powerpoints presentation in the form of PDFs are being developed as an addition to all video lectures to supplement the reading and other material already supplied
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via unit evaluation
Feedback
the FORUM... can't you just delete the questions asked by people and put them in a Q & A i spent hours on the forum looking at questions, asking the same thing in 100 different ways and the answer was refer to this question or this question has already been answered.
Recommendation
a system of providing a summary of each forum at the end of each week and removing excessive questions was trailed, in part, in term 2 2018 but not well received by some students who felt their questions had been removed and not answered however a review and further trail may take place in term 3 2018 in an attempt to minimise these issues.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback via unit evaluation
Feedback
I had difficulty with the first assessment piece, the MSE. I feel I may have had a better understanding of concepts and terminology had it been due post residential school or mid placement.
Recommendation
A further examination of the link between CNP 3 and Concepts of mental health nursing needs to take place as the residential school and placement mentioned here are not a component of Concepts of Mental Health Nursing
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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