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Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Theory 2 CNA741


This unit uses group work during a compulsory 3 day face-to-face intensive and late enrolment may affect your ability to participate actively.


The Unit addresses hospital-based and community-based mental health care within an ecological perspective. Issues of mental health promotion and illness prevention, crisis intervention, psychiatric rehabilitation and recovery are examined, including the contributions of non-government and voluntary agencies. Students will also be introduced to sub-specialty mental health areas such as Child and Adolescent Mental Health Nursing, the Older Person in Mental Health, Forensic Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Comorbidity. Finally, issues relevant to Clinical Supervision and Clinical Practice Development will be explored.


Unit name Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Theory 2
Unit code CNA741
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences

 Christine Handley

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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  • COREQ - CNA743
  • PREREQ - CNA740
  • PREREQ - CNA742


Teaching Pattern

Online, in addition to compulsory 3 day face-to-face intensives.


Online Discussion x 2 (30%), Online Test (10%), Resource Portfolio (60%)

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