Courses & Units

Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Practice 1 CNA742


Students are required to complete a minimum of 250 hours supervised clinical practice.


This unit provides an opportunity to employ a critical, reflective and problem-based learning approach to support the development of knowledge, skill and attitudinal competencies required for effective practice. Students will keep a clinical journal as a portfolio of evidence of achieving the ACMHN Standards of Practice Inc 2010.


Unit name Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Practice 1
Unit code CNA742
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences B
Coordinator Christine Handley
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2016: $782.00 2016: $2,303.00 060305

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

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  • COREQ - CNA740


Teaching Pattern



Problem-based Learning Packages x 2 (40%), Clinical Portfolio (10%), Practice Critique (50%)

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