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NURS20151 - Creating Meaningful Relationships

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Meaningful relationships have been repeatedly found to be the most influential factor in co-creating opportunities for navigating mental health challenges in new ways. This unit will provide you with an opportunity to explore the nature of relationships within mental health that include peers, consumers and significant others as well as multi-disciplinary team. It will also allow you to explore your own role in the development of meaningful relationships to facilitate the improved mental health of consumers and the professional development and personal growth of you as a mental health nurse. If you have successfully completed the unit NURS21165 you should not enrol in this unit.


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.

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 1 - 2018

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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. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 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

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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: self
(i) Self-evaluation: perhaps more emphasis on video lectures may further prompt connection and engagement to distance students.
Further develop video resources to promote engagement
Action Taken
Source: Verbal feedback during mental health meetings
(ii) Staff feedback: MH Team were supportive of changes to assessment items to reflect a more balanced clinical / consumer interface in the unit content
Sustain a level of clinical content within the unit
Action Taken
Source: Student feedback
(iii) Student feedback: student feedback was positive related to Moodle site navigation, content and support
Sustain existing resources and supports
Action Taken
Source: Course committee
(iv) Broader feedback: issue relating to poor feedback response and non-submission of assessments
-consider new engagement methods to address poor feedback response of 25% -phone contact, follow-up emails and consultation with DDLT regarding non-submission of assessments
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Appraise the importance of relationship in the Recovery process for Mental Health
  2. Reflect on personal patterns of relating within challenging encounters
  3. Integrates risk and safety as foundations of consumer-centered care.
  4. Acknowledges legal and ethical principles in developing therapeutic relationships
  5. Examine the influences impacting upon effective relationships, including power dynamics, potential barriers, and opportunities for mutual learning and growth, across a variety of mental health settings.
  6. Develop strategies that will empower consumers to effect social change including reduction of stigma relating to mental health challenges.

No external accreditation required.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
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 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment