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PDC54241 - Mental Health Nursing - An Introduction

Course Details

Course Summary

This online micro-credential introduces concepts that will assist you to develop an understanding of the nursing care of people with mental health problems or conditions. The micro-credential is broad in its content. It explores historical aspects of mental health, symptomatology and diagnosis, relationship building and a look at you - the 'person' in the nurse. It also covers the Recovery Model and the important perspectives from consumers or service users which will assist you in your understanding of mental health care delivery.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • International
  • Domestic
Full Fee $45
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-Credential Structure

2 hours
  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Briefly, outline the history of mental health
  2. Compare the historical and contemporary mental health models
  3. Outline the recovery approach
  4. Compare psychotic and affective disorders, personality and anxiety disorders
  5. Identify key elements of a mental health assessment
  6. Recognise the benefits of person-centred care
  7. Explore the settings and role of mental health nurse practitioners.


Online Quiz

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