Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop fundamental knowledge and skills required in clinical mental health practice. Students 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 students for ethically oriented professional practice. This subject enables students to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, specialised clinical proficiency, and effective communication skills. Students 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

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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. Apply ethical standards to new contexts within the mental health setting.
02. Apply specialty knowledge and skills to well defined situations in mental health .
03. Critically analyse current knowledge, data and processes in mental health in order to inform your practice.
04. Determine the communication approach required in a specific situation and tailor your professional communication, using listening, speaking, writing and ICT skills, to achieve effective and positive outcomes.
05. Make accurate assessments & develop reasonable and justifiable clinical formulations.
06. Make informed judgements and develop plans in response to well defined scenarios, based on your review and analysis of relevant & substantial information
07. Perform independent work & work as an effective team member in a variety of situations within the mental health setting.
08. Recognise your own learning needs & use learning strategies that are effective in your professional practice.

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