NURS20149 - Mental Health Promotion in Mental Health Nursing

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Contemporary national mental health plans emphasise the importance of proactive mental health promotion strategies, and interventions that reduce stigma and discrimination for people living with mental disorder. This unit will allow you to explore mental health promotion within contemporary society. You will be expected to research global and local mental health promotion initiatives and plan strategies relevant for a specific individual or group.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Term 3 - 2019 Profile

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 Postgraduate 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. Online Quiz(zes) 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%
3. Portfolio 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 26.32% 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 emails.
Students commented that they enjoyed the broad scope of assessment options.
Continue to offer a broad range of assessment options.
Action Taken
There were minor editorial changes to the assessment tasks and they were pitched to examine broad subject knowledge.
Source: Student feedback survey.
There was feedback that some of the resources on the website could be updated.
Complete an audit prior to the term commencing to detect that links work. Continue to review learning resources to reflect contemporary practice.
Action Taken
Resources and website links were checked and updated.
Source: Student feedback survey. Student emails.
Students commented that they found the unit useful and interesting and that this was relevant to mental health care.
Continue to provide contemporary learning resources to stimulate thinking on mental health promotion.
Action Taken
Contemporary topical resources and materials were provided. The FIFO life section was expanded.
Source: Student communication to the Unit of Study Coordinator and peer review by the Mental Health Teaching Team.
Assessment tasks - students requested different types of assessments (not just essays).
Introduce varied assessment tasks that include a quiz and practice portfolio.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the connections between prevention, treatment and promotion in mental health care
  2. Identify a range of mental health promotion strategies clinicians provide within the spectrum of interventions for mental disorders
  3. Evaluate mental health promotion strategies that build resilience and prevent or reduce the impact of mental health issues
  4. Explain issues important to organisational planning so that services can build their capacity to provide mental health promotion.

No external accreditation required.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
4 - Research
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Portfolio