NURSING: MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS

NSG3MHI

2018

Credit points: 30

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

Mental Health & Illness consolidates nursing skills and person-centred care with a focus on mental health and illness. Through lectures, online activities, workshops, clinical skills laboratories and a clinical placement you will explore common challenges experienced by individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues. The clinical practicum will allow you to integrate theoretical principles to the nursing practice of individuals with mental health issues. To achieve the learning outcomes of this subject you will be expected to complete a range of written, verbal and clinical assessments within a 12-week period. This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Specifically, you will use your creativity to develop a mental health care promotional activity. This will include developing skills as a social entrepreneur to collaborate and effectively network with industry partners, peers and health care consumers.


SchoolSchool of Nursing & Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Students must be enrolled in one of the following course codes: HBNPRW, RBN, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNGEW, HBNGEB, HBNGE, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNENW, HBNENB, HBNEN, HBNENM, HBNENS, HZNMD, HZNMDB and students must have passed NSG2ANB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology for specific mental health disorders.

Activities:
Online resources with web links to the legislation governing mental health. Online resources examples of the cultural and social diversity in mental health problems and mental disorders.

02. Analyse and evaluate the impact of mental illness on the individual, their family and the community.

Activities:
Online lectures using case scenarios to demonstrate relevant aetiology and pathophysiology for common mental health disorders. Online case studies that demonstrate the clinical manifestations for common mental health disorders. Case studies will include examples from different developmental levels. Workshop discussions to examine the impact of common mental health disorders via related case studies.

03. Demonstrate the ability to use a clinical reasoning approach to provide personcentred care for individuals experiencing common mental health disorders.

Activities:
Online individual experiences of mental illness and substance abuse. Online resources highlighting contemporary research on the impact of mental illness.

04. Demonstrate safe and therapeutic practice when administering medications to an individual experiencing a mental health disorder.

Activities:
Simulation workshops to observe and practice communication and assessment skills. Workshops to discuss and explore the contemporary issues in mental health care. Interviews with and observations of individuals during clinical practicum. Workshops to explore and discuss the cultural and social diversity in mental health care. Clinical practicum.

05. Demonstrate applied knowledge and understanding of the structure and delivery of mental health services.

Activities:
Online resources providing examples of therapeutic interactions between health care professional and individuals experiencing common mental health disorders. Workshop using case scenarios to discuss the care and treatment of individuals experiencing common mental health disorders with a recovery focus. Small group project to promote positive images of different cohorts of individuals with common mental health problems using multimedia and contributing the national campaigns. Clinical Practicum.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2018, Week 09-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
Sixteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"ONLINE"

WorkShop Week: 09 - 26
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 09 - 26
Ten 5.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 26
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Team assessment of promotion of mental health (3000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2018, Week 09-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
Sixteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"ONLINE"

WorkShop Week: 09 - 26
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 09 - 26
Five 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekends during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 26
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Team assessment of promotion of mental health (3000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Face to face"

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
Sixteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"ONLINE"

Practical Week: 10 - 10
Five 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 10 - 22
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Clinical placement"

Directed Reading Week: 10 - 22
One 94.0 hours directed reading per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Self directed"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Team assessment of promotion of mental health (3000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2018, Week 09-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
Sixteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"ONLINE"

WorkShop Week: 09 - 26
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 09 - 26
Five 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 26
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Team assessment of promotion of mental health (3000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2018, Week 09-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 09 - 26
Sixteen 1.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via online.
"ONLINE"

WorkShop Week: 09 - 26
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Practical Week: 09 - 26
Five 2.0 hours practical per study period on weekdays during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Placement - Off Site Week: 09 - 26
One 120.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 09 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (3,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Team assessment of promotion of mental health (3000 words)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05