The focus of this unit is the range of assessments conducted by mental health nurses, including the comprehensive mental health assessment, mental state examination, and various risk assessments. You evaluate the need for holistic, recovery-oriented approaches to assessing consumers with complex physical or biological, mental, social, cultural, and functional needs. You also analyse diverse situations requiring specific specialised mental health assessments, comparing and contrasting practitioner-administered assessments to self-reported assessments. Finally, in response to the findings of your assessments, you formulate a culturally safe, evidence-based, consumer-centered recovery plan in collaboration with consumers and their families or carers.
|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. Case Study||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 1 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 35% 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:
Provisionally accredited with The Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN).
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
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|2 - Case Study||•||•||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•||•||•|
|2 - Communication||•||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•||•|
|7 - Leadership||•||•||•||•|
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