Courses & Units
Foundational Mental Health Awareness and Response Skills PSY303
Each year 1 in 5 Australians will experience a mental illness. Many people are not knowledgeable or confident to offer assistance, despite their desire to do so. This unit will teach you the skills to help someone you're concerned about – whether it be a friend, family member, patient, client, employee or colleague - and also identify and respond to your own mental health needs in a trauma-informed, evidence-based manner.
|Unit name||Foundational Mental Health Awareness and Response Skills|
|College/School||College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
|Coordinator||Doctor Catherine Deans|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|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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- Accurately identify signs and symptoms of mental health distress
- Demonstrate skills in identifying and responding appropriately to mental health distress
- Integrate research evidence into decision-making processes regarding responses to mental health distress
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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PrerequisitesCompletion of 25 credit points at 100 level
Online class 1hr per week and 3 hrs per week of Independent Learning (self directed study activities)
|Assessment||Case Study (30%)|Self-Reflection Journal (35%)|Skills Demonstration (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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