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NS3363 - Mental Health for Nursing and Midwifery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band
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 also explore a range of therapeutic approaches used in mental health including 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate ability to respond to the needs of consumers and carers from diverse backgrounds when the person experiences a mental disorder;
  • implement appropriate techniques to facilitate and build therapeutic relationships with the person and their carers;
  • integrate attitudes and skills necessary for clinical application with consumers who have mental disorders;
  • apply principles of prevention and early intervention for mental health.

Subject Assessment

  • end of semester exam (50%)
  • essays (40%)
  • assignments (10%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Examinations may be scheduled outside regular university examination period - refer to NM Year Planner. Students must complete and submit all items of assessment.

Prerequisites: NS2881 AND 12CP WITHIN COURSES PERMITTED TO ENROL

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 80 hours - Guided learning activities / self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 80 hours - Guided learning activities / self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 80 hours - Guided learning activities / self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mackay, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 80 hours - Guided learning activities / self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

Mount Isa, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 10 hours lectures
  • 20 hours tutorials - Face-to-face/online tutorials
  • 80 hours - Guided learning activities / self-directed learning
  • assessment and self-directed study

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.