NURSING: MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS

NSG3MHI

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject 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.

SchoolNursing and Midwifery

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorHosu Ryu

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following course codes: HBNPRW, RBN, HBN, HBNM, HBNUP, HBNGEW, HBNGEB, HBNGE, HBNGEM, HBNGES, HBNENW, HBNENB, HBNEN, HBNENM, HBNENS, HBNENK, HBNENF, HZNPS, HZNMD, HZNMDB; AND must have passed NSG2ANB

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudent must complete between 112 - 120 hours of clinical placement

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required120 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Domestic - regional
Domestic - metro

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply critical understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology for specific mental health disorders.
02. Analyse and evaluate the impact of mental illness on the individual, their family and the community.
03. Use a clinical reasoning approach to provide person-centred care for individuals experiencing common mental health disorders.
04. Administer medications to individuals experiencing mental health disorders using safe and therapeutic practices.
05. Apply professional applied knowledge and understanding of the structure and delivery of mental health services.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnne-Marie Mahoney

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Online workshops as per clinical planner for cohorts

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Twenty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Includes 10 hours online lectures, 10 hours online workshops and 5 hours online practical classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement to pass the subject

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team assessment of promotion of mental health (1000 word equivalent/student).
Students work in  groups of 3 to develop a 5 minute YouTube presentation and a combined 2500-word essay on one of the mental health care topics / questions outlined

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual reflection (3000 word equivalent).
Students will reflect on their learning and understanding of mental illness.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5

Bendigo, 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Online workshops as per clinical planner for cohorts

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Twenty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Includes 10 hours online lectures, 10 hours online workshops and 5 hours online practical classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement to pass the subject

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team assessment of promotion of mental health (1000 word equivalent/student).
Students work in  groups of 3 to develop a 5 minute YouTube presentation and a combined 2500-word essay on one of the mental health care topics / questions outlined

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual reflection (3000 word equivalent).
Students will reflect on their learning and understanding of mental illness.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5

Berwick (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanne Joyce-McCoach

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Online workshops as per clinical planner for cohorts

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Twenty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Includes 10 hours online lectures, 10 hours online workshops and 5 hours online practical classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement to pass the subject

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team assessment of promotion of mental health (1000 word equivalent/student).
Students work in  groups of 3 to develop a 5 minute YouTube presentation and a combined 2500-word essay on one of the mental health care topics / questions outlined

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual reflection (3000 word equivalent).
Students will reflect on their learning and understanding of mental illness.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLouise Ward

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Online workshops as per clinical planner for cohorts

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Twenty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Includes 10 hours online lectures, 10 hours online workshops and 5 hours online practical classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement to pass the subject

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team assessment of promotion of mental health (1000 word equivalent/student).
Students work in  groups of 3 to develop a 5 minute YouTube presentation and a combined 2500-word essay on one of the mental health care topics / questions outlined

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual reflection (3000 word equivalent).
Students will reflect on their learning and understanding of mental illness.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5

Frankston (Chisholm Institute), 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJoanne Joyce-McCoach

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Online workshops as per clinical planner for cohorts

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Twenty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Includes 10 hours online lectures, 10 hours online workshops and 5 hours online practical classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement to pass the subject

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team assessment of promotion of mental health (1000 word equivalent/student).
Students work in  groups of 3 to develop a 5 minute YouTube presentation and a combined 2500-word essay on one of the mental health care topics / questions outlined

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual reflection (3000 word equivalent).
Students will reflect on their learning and understanding of mental illness.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSandra Connor

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Online workshops as per clinical planner for cohorts

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Twenty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Includes 10 hours online lectures, 10 hours online workshops and 5 hours online practical classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement to pass the subject

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team assessment of promotion of mental health (1000 word equivalent/student).
Students work in  groups of 3 to develop a 5 minute YouTube presentation and a combined 2500-word essay on one of the mental health care topics / questions outlined

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual reflection (3000 word equivalent).
Students will reflect on their learning and understanding of mental illness.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Week 06-26, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJenny Bassett

Class requirements

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 6 - 26
One 120.00 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via face-to-face.
Clinical placement

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Online workshops as per clinical planner for cohorts

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Five 2.00 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 6 - 26
Twenty five 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 6 to week 26 and delivered via online.
Includes 10 hours online lectures, 10 hours online workshops and 5 hours online practical classes

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One Individual written clinical case assessment (3,000-word equivalent)

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

One Clinical placement assessment (2,000-word equivalent)Hurdle requirement. It is essential to pass the clinical placement to pass the subject

N/AAssignmentIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Team assessment of promotion of mental health (1000 word equivalent/student).
Students work in  groups of 3 to develop a 5 minute YouTube presentation and a combined 2500-word essay on one of the mental health care topics / questions outlined

N/AAssignmentGroupNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Individual reflection (3000 word equivalent).
Students will reflect on their learning and understanding of mental illness.

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo40 SILO2, SILO5