This unit examines key principles, strategies, and approaches to engaging and interacting with diverse people with the lived experience of mental illness. You explore the physical, emotional, and behavioural reactions of people who experience stress, distress, and mental illness, examining how the reactions can affect your interactions with consumers and their families or carers. You also critically appraise the components of an ethical, therapeutic relationship in the context of recovery-oriented approaches to supporting diverse consumers and your interpersonal and therapeutic communication skills. Finally, you critically reflect on the importance of mental health nurses maintaining professional ethical boundaries, participating in regular reflective practice, and engaging in clinical supervision.
|Student Contribution Band||7|
|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).
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
|Residential School||No Residential School|
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.
|1. Written Assessment||50%|
|2. Reflective Practice Assignment||50%|
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
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 2 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 36.84% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
The updates will support external reaccreditation with the ACMHN.
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•||•|
|2 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•||•|
|5 - Self-management||•||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•||•||•||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|