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NURS13129 - Mental Health and Mental Health Nursing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This course will provide students with knowledge of the different patterns of symptom presentation in people experiencing mental health challenges. Students 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 course, students will be encouraged to critically examine interventions for people experiencing different mental health challenges. Students will be expected to function within the scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) competencies during a compulsory clinical placement. Students who have satisfactorily completed NURS13113 The Psychiatric Consumer are not required to complete this new course.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

NURS12150 Recovery Approach in Mental Health

NURS11156 Acute Nursing Management

NURS12146 Person Centred Approach to Chronic Illness

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2013

There are no availabilities for this unit on or after Term 3 - 2013

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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical Assessment 0%

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

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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: new curriculum requirements
Feedback
The unit was a teach out course
Recommendation
course content to be applied to new units with mental health content
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Course feedback from students
Feedback
Assessment feedback and return time of marked assessments
Recommendation
External markers will need more time to engage in moderation and a 3 week turnaround will allow for moderation of assessments if required
Action Taken
3 week turnaround time and improvements to moderation activity were implemented for Term 1 2016
Source: Course feedback from students
Feedback
Eportfolio activities requiring more explanation and content to be released earlier
Recommendation
Suggestions to be implemented to improve overall course delivery
Action Taken
Clarification for ePortfolio activities was provided in forums, during Q&A at Res School; Content was released earlier in 2 large segments to facilitate students to work ahead if desired
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the different patterns of symptom presentation in people experiencing mental health challenges.
  2. Critically reflect on the use of self in the development and maintenance of therapeutic relationships with consumers and their families.
  3. Examine the integral nature of consumer perspectives and input into mental health care.
  4. Critically examine appropriate interventions for people experiencing different forms of mental health challenges.
  5. Function within the scope of practice of a nursing student in accordance with ANMC competencies in the mental health care setting.

Per NPC1267

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical Assessment