This unit examines mental health promotion and illness prevention, which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues, improve mental health literacy, reduce stigma and discrimination, and maximise a population's mental health and well-being. You will critique the national and international strategic direction for mental health promotion and examine the key theoretical concepts, principles, and models used to empower diverse people and populations to improve their mental health and well-being. You will also appraise the impact of the social determinants of health on diverse population groups, assess risk and protective factors, and discuss the early intervention strategies used by mental health nurses to support people who experience mental health problems. Finally, you will evaluate the progress made to reduce mental health inequities for priority populations, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, rural Australians, and people with culturally and linguistically diverse and refugee backgrounds.
|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).
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|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||60%|
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%).
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No previous feedback available
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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|
|1 - Written Assessment||•||•||•|
|2 - Presentation||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|2 - Communication||•||•|
|3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills||•||•||•|
|4 - Research||•||•|
|8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures||•||•||•|
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