Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will extend their knowledge and application of therapeutic skills to make high level, independent clinical decisions. Students will analyse and consolidate complex communication skills required in specialist mental health practice. Students will combine interpersonal skills with evidence-based therapies to attain specialist skills required for therapeutic interventions relevant to their professional practice.

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 lectures, reflective activities, participation with peers, onlineskills sessions, online quizzes, written assessments and an oral presentation.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



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


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. Generate effective communication skills to effectively and sensitively work with colleagues, people accessing mental health services and the public in accordance with professional ethical standards.
02. Critically analyse information to enable informed clinical decision making based to solve problems.
03. Apply and evaluate advanced knowledge and skills to complex clinical practice in mental health care.
04. Practice professional person centered care and advocacy independently as a team member in mental health settings in accordance with professional ethical standards.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2021, LTU Term 2, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinator

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 16
One 2.00 hours unscheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 16 and delivered via online.
There is a term break of one week.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Evidence of engagement and interaction.

N/AOtherCombinedNo25 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4

Written Assessment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Online oral presentation

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4