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NS2363 - Mental Health for Nursing and Midwifery

[Not offered in 2023]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject explores contemporary mental health issues across the lifespan with an emphasis on prevention and early intervention. Students will explore a range of therapeutic approaches used in mental health to establish a therapeutic relationship with the person who develops a mental disorder to underpin management approaches in a range of settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss principles of disease prevention and early intervention for people who are experiencing an altered mental health and/or addiction status;
  • Apply cultural safety principles to facilitate person-centred care across the lifespan;
  • Apply nursing and/or midwifery assessments and analyse interventions to assist people who are experiencing an altered mental health or addiction status;
  • Identify barriers and enablers to developing a therapeutic relationship with people experiencing altered mental health and/or addiction status.

Subject Assessment

  • Participation > Class participation - (%) - Individual
  • Written > Essay (including multi-draft) 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Case study analysis - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Passing requirements: complete and submit all assessment items; participate in at least 80% of scheduled tutorials/specified online content; achieve a cumulative score of at least 50% after the application of any penalties such as late penalties.


Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.