Mental Health Professional Practice (Advanced)

Course code NURS3107Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Nursing and Midwifery

This course strengthens students' knowledge and understanding of human development and behaviour, and extends students' ability to work with people with mental illness and disorders. Studies in life-span development and contemporary theories of human biological, psychological and social development, behaviour, and adaptation are designed to enable students to more effectively utilise evidence-based interventions such as basic cognitive behaviour therapy. Students will examine therapeutic options applicable for use by health care professionals in health care settings. These options will include a range of e-therapies available for high-prevalence disorders such as anxiety and depression. Tutorials focus on exploring therapeutic options and strengthening students' capacity for self-reflection and therapeutic engagement.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
OurimbahSemester 2
Port Macquarie Nth Coast InstSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesSuccessful completion of this course means that you will have demonstrated knowledge, skills and understanding integral to:
* Professional practice
* Critical thinking and analysis
* Provision and coordination of care
* Collaborative and therapeutic practice
ContentCourse Content:
* Collaborative and therapeutic practice to ensure a person-centred focus in all interventions
* Participating in the delivery of recovery-focused interventions
* Responding effectively to clients with a range of mental disorders
* Implementing a holistic approach to person-centred care in a range of settings, including the ability to participate effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team
* Demonstrate effective performance in identifying potential mental health problems when conducting a client assessment
* Display an awareness of a range of psychosocial interventions
* Reflect on a growing self-awareness and personal insight
Replacing Course(s)Not Applicable
TransitionNot Applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeA pass or higher grade in all 2000 level courses
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
Group/tutorial participation and contribution
Other: (please specify)Completion of online CBT program (e-therapy
Other: (please specify)Reflective journal - formative assessment
Quiz - On-line
Contact HoursSelf Directed Learning: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentEnrolment in Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Midwifery
A pass or higher grade in all 2000 level courses
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for NURS3107