MENTAL HEALTH DIAGNOSIS

MMH4MHD

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will critically examine psychopathology, mental health diagnosis and associated co-morbidities. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to be clinically knowledgeable in assessment and diagnosis of mental illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) classification systems are critically evaluated.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesStudents will participate in summative and formative activities including online lectures, reflective activities, participation with peers,analysis of case studies and scenarios online, online skills sessions, online quizzes, written assessments and an oral presentation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeStudents have obtained knowledge required to successfully complete a Bachelors degree or equivalent.

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days requiredNo minimum hours required.

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsStudents must seek out opportunities to link theoretical learning to practice.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Consolidate and synthesise knowledge of mental health diagnosis to understand symptoms and psychopathology.
02. Make accurate assessments and informed judgements to develop reasonable and justifiable clinical formulations and plans.
03. Recognise ongoing learning needs and use effective learning strategies for professional practice.
04. Critically evaluate and apply available evidence to inform best practice in mental health.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 3, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 18 - 23
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 18 to week 23 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Evidence of engagement and interaction

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Written Assessment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online oral presentation

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4