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NS3361 - Clinical Nursing Practice 5 (Mental Health)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

This subject aims to develop students' knowledge in the specialty area of mental health nursing. The importance of the use of self and development of the therapeutic alliance will underpin approaches to managing mental disorders in a range of settings. Through exploration of relevant theory, nursing practice and skills components, students will develop the competence to provide mental health nursing strategies to clients experiencing a variety of mental disorders.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate ability to respond to the needs of consumers and carers from diverse backgrounds when the person experiences a mental disorder;
  • continue to develop and implement knowledge and skills in building therapeutic nurse/client relationships;
  • integrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for clinical application with consumers who have mental disorders;
  • apply a range of appropriate nursing strategies for mental health consumers and their carers; and;
  • utilise evidence based information for nursing practice.
Prerequisites: NS2022 and (NS2213 OR NS2214) and NS2112 and PP2131 and PP2231 and HS2101
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
NS3360 AND NS3362

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 3, Limited
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 07-Jan-2019 to 11-Jan-2019
Coordinator: Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Dr Patricia Burton, Mrs Natalie Conley.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - Residential Teaching Block (40 hours), online activities (20 hours)
  • 240 hours professional Experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); osce (objective structured clinical examination) (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%); assignments (30%); professional portfolio (20%); professional experience placement (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner

Mackay, Study Period 3, Limited
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 07-Jan-2019 to 11-Jan-2019
Coordinator: Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Dr Patricia Burton, Mrs Natalie Conley.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - Residential teaching block (40 hours), online activities (20 hours)
  • 240 hours professional Experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); osce (objective structured clinical examination) (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%); assignments (30%); professional portfolio (20%); professional experience placement (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner

Mount Isa, Study Period 3, Limited
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 07-Jan-2019 to 11-Jan-2019
Coordinator: Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Dr Patricia Burton, Mrs Natalie Conley.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - Residential teaching block (40 hours), online activities (20 hours)
  • 240 hours professional Experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); osce (objective structured clinical examination) (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%); assignments (30%); professional portfolio (20%); professional experience placement (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner

Townsville, Study Period 3, Limited
Census Date 07-Feb-2019
Face to face teaching 07-Jan-2019 to 11-Jan-2019
Coordinator: Dr Patricia Burton
Lecturers: Dr Patricia Burton, Mrs Natalie Conley.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - Residential Teaching Block (40 hours), online activities (20 hours)
  • 240 hours professional Experience
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); osce (objective structured clinical examination) (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%); assignments (30%); professional portfolio (20%); professional experience placement (satisfactory/unsatisfactory) (%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner

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