CLINICAL PRACTICE IN MENTAL HEALTH 1

MMH5CPM

2020

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject you will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required in clinical mental health practice. You will develop comprehensive assessment and management skills and recognise the interrelationship between a person's medical, social and psychological health. This subject provides a theoretical and practical foundation that prepares you for ethically oriented professional practice. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. You will be able to make independent judgements; plan, implement and evaluate practice in mental health contexts and function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. 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 points30

Subject Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply ethical standards to new contexts within the mental health setting.

Activities:
Reflective journal for review by subject coordinator.

02. Apply specialty knowledge and skills to well defined situations in mental health .

Activities:
Clinical Practice. Students will be required to undertake clinical practice in a mental health setting under supervision of a preceptor or supervisor. Students will undertake a variety of activities online. Case presentation assessment

03. Critically analyze current knowledge, data and processes in mental health in order to inform your practice.

Activities:
Online activities and discussion groups. Communication with subject coordinator. Review of literature. Critical analysis assessment

04. Determine the communication approach required in a specific situation and tailor your professional communication, using advanced skills, to achieve effective and positive outcomes.

Activities:
LMS activities. Discussion groups. Clinical practice

05. Make accurate assessments & develop reasonable and justifiable clinical formulations.

Activities:
Analysis of case studies and scenarios online, including video recorded vignettes. Clinical Practice. Students will be required to undertake assessments during clinical practice.

06. Make informed judgements and develop plans in response to well defined scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant & substantial information

Activities:
Analysis of case studies and scenarios online. Clinical Practice. Communication with preceptor or mentor and subject coordinator. Review of literature. Case presentation

07. Perform independent work & work as an effective team member in a variety of situations within the mental health setting.

Activities:
Clinical practice. Discussion groups and reflective activities

08. Recognise your own learning needs & use learning strategies that are effective in your professional practice.

Activities:
Reflective journal and communication with preceptor or mentor and subject coordinator.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Online, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 150.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
"Students complete the equivalent of 12.5 hours of online learning per week including non-contact self-directed study. Non-contact time allows students to engage in self directed study, reading, reflection, watching videos, preparing for assessments etc."

Placement - Off Site
One 150.0 hours placement - off site per study period on any day including weekend and delivered via face-to-face.
"Students undertake the equivalent of 150 hours of clinical practicum throughout the semester. This is sourced by the student and is usually a part of their paid employment"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word equivalent reflective activity10 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
2,500 word written assessment30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5000 word equivalent case presentation60 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
Clinical appraisal (500 words equivalent)Clinical appraisal Hurdle 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08

Online, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKate Emond

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 300.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students complete flexible online learning per week including non- contact self- directed study (reading, reflection, watching videos, preparing for assessments etc.). Students are to seek out opportunities in their workplace to link theory to practice. "

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1,500 word equivalent reflective activityAs part of this assessment students must provide reflection of how theoretical elements of the subject apply in practice at their workplace setting010 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
2,500 word written assessment030 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08
5000 word equivalent case presentation060 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08