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.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
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 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Distance
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online

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 Procedures 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 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25% 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: self
Feedback
(i) Self-evaluation: perhaps more emphasis on video lectures may further prompt connection and engagement to distance students.
Recommendation
Further develop video resources to promote engagement
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Verbal feedback during mental health meetings
Feedback
(ii) Staff feedback: MH Team were supportive of changes to assessment items to reflect a more balanced clinical / consumer interface in the unit content
Recommendation
Sustain a level of clinical content within the unit
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student feedback
Feedback
(iii) Student feedback: student feedback was positive related to Moodle site navigation, content and support
Recommendation
Sustain existing resources and supports
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Course committee
Feedback
(iv) Broader feedback: issue relating to poor feedback response and non-submission of assessments
Recommendation
-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
Nil.
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