Unit CNA740 is designed to offer postgraduate mental health nurses an introduction to and understanding of contemporary level 1 foundational mental health nursing principles / issues / interventions, related to caring for and working with people with a mental illness and or a mental health disorder across a range of mental health settings. Students will explore, discuss and reflect on a range of topics, including contemporary roles and functions of mental health nursing; therapeutic relationship; assessment and diagnosis; critical reflection; evidenced‐based practice; and consumer/caregiver perspectives. Further, students will 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, international and family perspective. The trauma informed care approach will also be explored. The application of nursing principles specific to a range of major mental illnesses will be addressed together with a range of therapeutic treatment modalities.
|Unit name||Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Theory 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Nursing
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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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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Online discussion x 2 (30%), Online Test (10%), Resource Portfolio (60%)
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