Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will elect a pathway and undertake specific modules related to their area of interest. There is an emphasis on advanced and specialist practice in mental health. Although the focus for each student through this subject will vary slightly, all students will develop cognitive and technical skills that demonstrate a broad understanding of a body of knowledge and advanced understanding of underlying principles and theoretical concepts in some areas of a particular focus in mental health practice. The subject is delivered via a flexible online mode comprising learning modules via LMS and supported by appropriate clinical practicum.

SchoolLa Trobe Rural Health School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

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 knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically evaluate available evidence to inform your advanced practice.
02. Critically reflect on your current practice and determine how to reframe this practice to meet mental health practice requirements.
03. Interpret complex information into an appropriate mode to inform others with specific needs and context.
04. Make accurate assessments & develop reasonable and justifiable inferences in complex scenarios.
05. Perform your advanced practice in a safe and ethical manner using the required specific skills, knowledge and attitudes.
06. Utilise analytical, problem solving, planning & evaluation skills to inform your advanced practice.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Class requirements

Problem Based LearningWeek: 10 - 22
One 6.00 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students complete the equivalent of up to 7 hours of on-line learning per week.

Placement - Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
One 105.00 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Students undertake approximately 105 hours of clinical practicum per semester.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

1,500 word equivalent online reflective activities and/or quiz's

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

2,500 word written assessment

N/AOtherIndividualNo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Clinical appraisal Hurdle (equivalent to 500 words)Hurdle. Student is required to be clinically competent to pass subject

N/AOtherIndividualYes0 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6