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OT5201 - Advanced Mental Health Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Healthcare Sciences

Applicants must have completed an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level qualification. Note: Completion of the subject will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.

This subject will provide an overview of the theory base in the field of mental health, current Australian mental health care contexts and assessments routinely used in this specialty area of practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • apply and critique appropriate theoretical concepts and professional frameworks in a clinical situation;
  • identify, critique and apply appropriate assessments in a clinical situation;
  • identify, discuss and critique leading therapists' contribution to the theoretical body of knowledge in the area of mental health.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Presentations - (25%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%)
  • Resource/portfolio - (25%).

Special Assessment Requirements

In order to pass this subject you must successfully meet the pass criteria within each assessment item and achieve a subject total of 50% or greater to pass the subject, demonstrate completion of all compulsory on-line lectures, and participate in online discussion forums and workshops.

To enrol in this subject students will require the knowledge and skills commensurate with completion of an undergraduate degree in a relevant health discipline.


Study Period 4, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Coordinator: Dr Trish Wielandt, Mr Brock Cook, Dr Daniel Lowrie
Lecturers: Dr Trish Wielandt, Mr Brock Cook, Dr Daniel Lowrie.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - Total of 10 online lectures covering core concepts
  • 120 hours - Student self-directed learning activities
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

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.