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NS3362 - Clinical Nursing Practice 5 (Midwifery)

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Nursing, Midwifery & Nutrition (pre 2015)

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 an awareness of an respect for 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: NS2004
NS3360 AND NS3361


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 20 hours lectures - Indicative only
  • 40 hours workshops/Seminars - Indicative only
  • 160 hours professional experience
Assessment: indicative only.

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.