Courses & Units

Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Theory 1 CNA740

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

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

Introduction

This unit is designed to offer postgraduate mental health students an introduction to contemporary mental health nursing principles, issues and interventions. Students will explore, discuss and reflect on a range of topics, including roles and functions of mental health nurses, therapeutic relationships, assessment and diagnosis, critical reflection, evidence-based practice, consumer/caregiver perspectives and trauma informed care. Students will also examine the application of biological, psychological, socio-political, cultural, spiritual, environmental, and legal/ethical contexts of mental health nursing practice. The notion of Recovery will be explored within a local, national and international perspective.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Theory 1
Unit code CNA740
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline School for Health Sciences
Coordinator Christine Handley
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 27/2/2017 23/3/2017 17/4/2017 2/6/2017

* 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).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $2,360.00 060305

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  • COREQ - CNA742

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Online in addition to compulsory 3 day face-to-face intensive.

Assessment

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

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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