Courses & Units

Complex Challenges to Mental Health and Wellbeing ZAC207

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Unit delivery is subject to sufficient enrolment numbers.


This unit will examine issues, barriers and challenges to mental health and wellbeing across the lifespan with particular emphasis on understanding the lived experience in order to effectively support individuals, families and carers. You will examine contemporary, recovery-based support models and strategies for achieving psychosocial wellbeing, safety, social inclusion and community participation. Peer support, mental health first aid and suicide prevention and intervention will be emphasised.


Unit name Complex Challenges to Mental Health and Wellbeing
Unit code ZAC207
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Health
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 3 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 3 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 3 20/7/2020 10/8/2020 25/8/2020 25/9/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

D1 – Identify and analyse complex mental health and wellbeing support challenges
D2 – Appraise impacts of complex mental health and wellbeing support challenges on service planning and delivery
D3 – Analyse emerging mental healthcare challenges and apply evidence-based responses

P and P:
PP1 - apply discipline based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations
PP2 - analyse and communicate core concepts related to discipline knowledge and practice
PP3 - analyse and evaluate applications of innovative and/or entrepreneurial practice
PP4 - develop and communicate understandings related to graduate attributes and transferable skills as adaptive practitioners



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 090700

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

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning plus 2 x 1 day face to face workshops.

  • Case study analysis (1) (25%)
  • Case study analysis (2) (25%)
  • Comparative analysis and response (50%)
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