Courses & Units

Mental Health CNA256

Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

Introduction

The focus of this unit is on mental health and illness across the lifespan. A consumer-orientated approach to health care is emphasised throughout this unit to assist students to appreciate concepts that shape mental health practices including chronic condition self-management, recovery, holistic care and disease prevention. Students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge about a range of mental illnesses and will develop practical communication strategies within the Mental State Examination (MSE) that are useful when providing health care in complex situations in clinical environments. Students will have the opportunity to further develop their Professional Portfolio in this unit.

Summary

Unit name Mental Health
Unit code CNA256
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Science
Discipline Health Sciences
Teaching staff Sherphard Chidarikire
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Spring school (November) On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Rozelle - Sydney Spring school (November) On-Campus International Domestic
Darlinghurst - Sydney Spring school (November) On-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
Spring school (November) 13/11/2017 11/12/2017 19/12/2017 10/2/2018

* 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.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 50mins weekly Lecture, 2 x 50mins weekly Tutorial

Assessment

(i)      Online Quiz 15%

(ii)    Written Case Study 2000 words 35%

(iii)   Written 2 hour Exam 50%

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Textbooks

Required

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