Courses & Units

Perinatal and Infant Mental Health CNA545

Launceston

Note:

Unit is practice driven and available to Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives and Health Professionals

Introduction

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health unit will address the context within which mental illness occurs in the perinatal period. Students will develop an understanding of perinatal anxiety, depression and serious mental illness and the negative impact these disorders may have in terms of obstetric and neonatal outcomes, and later childhood emotional, behavioural and cognitive development, including  the potent influence of mental health problems and psychosocial adversity on parenting and mother (parent)-infant interaction and later child outcomes.  Students will develop an understanding of the importance of early attachment and psychological development, neuropsychological and neurological development in infancy. This unit will provide students with knowledge and skills in early detection of mental health disorders, and an understanding of care and support required by women and their families affected by mental illness in the perinatal period.  Students will explore appropriate pathways and treatment options for women and their families experiencing mental illness during the perinatal period.

Summary

Unit name Perinatal and Infant Mental Health
Unit code CNA545
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing
Coordinator

Trudy Wynne

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,527.00 060305

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Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Fully Online

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: Essay 50%
Assessment Task 2: Case study  50%

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Textbooks

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