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Hobart, Launceston, Rozelle - Sydney, Darlinghurst - Sydney

This unit has been discontinued.


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 2020

Unit name Mental Health
Unit code CNA256
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
Discipline Nursing

Semester 1 - Shep Chidarikire

Semester 5 - Andrew Foong

Teaching staff

Shep Chidarikire

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020
Spring school (November) 9/11/2020 30/11/2020 7/2/2021 7/2/2021

* 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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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,615.00 060305

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Teaching Pattern

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

Please note:  for students enrolled in Semester 1 at Hobart, Rozelle-Sydney and Darlinghurst-Sydney, the teaching pattern will be:

2 x 50mins weekly Lecture, 2 x 6-hour workshops.


(i) Online Quiz 15%

(ii) Written Case Study 2000 words 35%

(iii) Written 2 hour Exam 50%

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