PDC54241 - Mental Health Nursing - An Introduction

Course Details

Course Summary

This online Short Course introduces concepts that will assist you to develop an understanding of the nursing care of people with mental health problems or conditions. The course 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.

The fee for this short course will be $45.00.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
Fees For detailed information on Course Fees, visit Short Course Fees
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply For direct access to the course, visit https://cpd.cqu.edu.au/
Study Area
  • Health
Skill Area
  • Health

Admission Codes

International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable

Entry Requirements

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

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

This course provides Professional Development for health professionals.

Undertaking this course 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 2 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours and a CQUniversity Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures
Standard Course 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.

Assessment

Online Quiz

Where and when can I start?
The availabilities listed here are for 2019 and beyond.
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2018 Intakes
The availabilities listed here are for 2018.

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