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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Strengthens students’ clinical leadership skills in implementing the available evidence based knowledge on a chosen topic directly relating to mental health and/or mental illness. There is an emphasis on leading the translation and application of knowledge to clinical practice settings.

Unit content

  • One specialist topic from mental health and or illness perspectives:
    • Addiction in mental health contexts
    • Lived experience of mental illness in the workforce
    • Suicide: drivers and mitigation
    • Psychological trauma from childhood into adulthood
  • Gaps and resonances between research evidence and practice
  • Change processes within mental health contexts
  • Management of the translation of research into clinical practice
  • Clinical leadership in mental health

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 critically contrast the findings from the literature with that of current practice and /or policy in clinical settings
2 apply and integrate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice settings
3 identify and apply mental health specific barriers and enablers to successfully changing practice and/or policy
4 explain how clinical leadership in mental health will influence the translation and application from literature to practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically contrast the findings from the literature with that of current practice and /or policy in clinical settings
    • GA1:
  2. apply and integrate evidence based knowledge into clinical practice settings
    • GA2:
  3. identify and apply mental health specific barriers and enablers to successfully changing practice and/or policy
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  4. explain how clinical leadership in mental health will influence the translation and application from literature to practice
    • GA6: