NURSING: MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS

NSG3MHI

2016

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, HBNP, HZNM, HZNMD and students must have passed NSG2ANB.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. 1. Develop an understanding of the etiology and pathophysiology for specific mental health disorders. # Describe the common clinical manifestations of psychosis, schizophrenia, depression anxiety, dementia and individuals at risk of suicide. # Discuss the relationship between common mental illness and co-morbidity. ILO 1: provides students with the opportunity to apply theory and synthesise knowledge resource. 2. Appreciate the impact of mental illness on the individual, their family and the community. # Understand the contemporary literature describing the impact of mental illness # Awareness of the legislation ensuring safety and human rights of the individual with a common mental health disorder.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

02. ILO.2 Appreciate the impact of mental illness on the individual, their family and the community. # Understand the contemporary literature describing the impact of mental illness # Awareness of the legislation ensuring safety and human rights of the individual with a common mental health disorder. Discuss the stereotyping and stigmatization of individuals with common mental health disorders # Use communication skills to better understand and further support the quality of life of individuals with mental illness. 3. Using clinical reasoning cycle to provide person-centred care for individuals experiencing common mental health disorders. # Be competent in establishing professional therapeutic relationships with individuals with mental health disorders, their families and carers #

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. ILO 3 provides opportunity for students to understand the dynamics of change both for an individual and for a group. It requires effective problem solving and creative innovation to cater for those in need. 4. Demonstrate safe and therapeutic practice when administering medications to an individual experiencing a mental health disorder. # Explain the legal, ethical and professional parameters for administering a medication # Select the appropriate medication and identify the appropriate the dose, route and common adverse events. # Administer a medication via a range of routes including oral, parental and topical. # Monitor the outcomes for the individual following administration of medication.

Activities:
Online individual experiences of mental illness and substance abuse. Online resources highlighting contemporary research on the impact of mental illness.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. ILO 4: ILO 4: provides opportunity for students to resolving complex problems. Advocacy, leadership and effective decision making is essential skills required. 5. Understand the structure and delivery of mental health services. # Engage in inter-professional learning activities that allow critical reflection of the role of the nurse in the mental health care environment. # Critique available mental health services including the promotion and prevention strategies for early detection of mental health disorders. # Advocate ethically and legally within the framework of the Mental Health Act, adhering to an individuals# right to privacy and confidentiality

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. ILO 5: provides opportunity for students to develop networking skills, forge partnerships, collaborate and effectively communicate in order to create change.

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.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply the principles, goals and philosophy of Primary Health Care in the provision of nursing care to clients and their families.

Activities:
Online resources explaining common medications used in mental health and safe medication administration. Workshops to discuss the legal and ethics implications of care for individuals with common mental health disorders, e.g. involuntary treatment orders. Clinical practicum. # Online resources with examples of diverse setting within mental health care. # Online resource including web links as examples of National health promotion and prevention strategies. # Workshops to explore and discuss the role of the nurse as an advocate for individuals with common mental health disorders, their families and carers. # Clinical practicum.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In clinical practice"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"On campus"

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 Team assessment of promotion of mental health (2,000-word equivalent)The team assessment (worth 30%) is a mental health care promotional activity in which students will be provided with the opportunity to develop new creative ideas and effective communication / problem solving skills. They will be required to collaborate and network with industry partners, peers and health care consumers. This #hands on# approach to learning will enable students to realise their potential to30 01, 04, 05, 06
One Individual written clinical case assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In clinical practice"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"On campus"

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 Team assessment of promotion of mental health (2,000-word equivalent)The team assessment (worth 30%) is a mental health care promotional activity in which students will be provided with the opportunity to develop new creative ideas and effective communication / problem solving skills. They will be required to collaborate and network with industry partners, peers and health care consumers. This #hands on# approach to learning will enable students to realise their potential to30 01, 04, 05, 06
One Individual written clinical case assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In clinical practice"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"On campus"

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 Team assessment of promotion of mental health (2,000-word equivalent)The team assessment (worth 30%) is a mental health care promotional activity in which students will be provided with the opportunity to develop new creative ideas and effective communication / problem solving skills. They will be required to collaborate and network with industry partners, peers and health care consumers. This #hands on# approach to learning will enable students to realise their potential to30 01, 04, 05, 06
One Individual written clinical case assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In clinical practice"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"On campus"

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 Team assessment of promotion of mental health (2,000-word equivalent)The team assessment (worth 30%) is a mental health care promotional activity in which students will be provided with the opportunity to develop new creative ideas and effective communication / problem solving skills. They will be required to collaborate and network with industry partners, peers and health care consumers. This #hands on# approach to learning will enable students to realise their potential to30 01, 04, 05, 06
One Individual written clinical case assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 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"

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
Five 2.0 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"In clinical practice"

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Ten 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"On campus"

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 Team assessment of promotion of mental health (2,000-word equivalent)The team assessment (worth 30%) is a mental health care promotional activity in which students will be provided with the opportunity to develop new creative ideas and effective communication / problem solving skills. They will be required to collaborate and network with industry partners, peers and health care consumers. This #hands on# approach to learning will enable students to realise their potential to30 01, 04, 05, 06
One Individual written clinical case assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 03, 04
One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)35 01, 02, 03, 04, 05