MENTAL HEALTH AND REHABILITATION

PHE2MHR

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Approximately one-third of all individuals reporting somatic complaints also have anxiety disorder and / or depression. Thus, many people presenting to health practitioners will also have mental health conditions. One aim of this subject is for students to be able to identify mental health conditions, and some core principles of working with people with such conditions. People presenting for assistance in rehabilitation settings also frequently present in a state of distress - for instance, persistent pain, anger, anxiety, and shame - which can have a substantial impact on how well such people progress. It's therefore important for students to have a thorough knowledge of these states, how they can impact on a person's behaviour, and core principles of working with people in such states. As well, students will be asked to apply these principles in analysing how to tailor their approach when working with people with these conditions.

SchoolSchool of Psychology & Public Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrendon Murley

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites PHE2CPR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. ) Identify and recognise diagnostic criteria for major psychiatric disorders, including sub-clinical manifestations of these disorders

Activities:
Participation in EBL workshops 1.5. hour multiple choice exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. ) Identify and recognise how the signs and symptoms of particular mental health conditions can impact on how a person presents in a health setting

Activities:
Participation in EBL workshops 1.5. hour multiple choice exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. ) Analyse how mental health conditions impact on interactions in clinical settings

Activities:
Participation in EBL workshops Oral presentation and group poster
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. ) Identify and recognise how states of distress can impact on how people present and interact in rehabilitation settings

Activities:
Participation in workshops related to working with people in distressed states, including engaging in roles plays, class discussion and work with a simulated patient 1.5 hour multiple choice exam
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. ) Select and apply creative thinking and problem-solving strategies to facilitate interactions with people experiencing distressed states

Activities:
Participation in workshops related to working with people in distressed states, including engaging in roles plays, class discussion and work with a simulated patient. Submission of 1,200 word analysis of a session with a simulated patient who is experiencing several states of distress
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills
Inquiry and Analytical Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Personal and Professional Skills
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul O'Halloran

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 36 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 36 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 38
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 39 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 39 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 31 - 35
Two 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 35 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 1,200-word analysis of a simulated patient session25 05, 04
One 1,200-word group poster15 03, 02, 01
One 1.5-hour exam45 03, 01, 02, 04
One 20-minute group presentation (10% assessed individually, 5% team)15 03, 02, 01