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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

Faculty/College

Faculty of Health

Unit aim

Explores the experiences of people with complex mental health presentations, comorbidity and risk behaviours. Learners will critically explore mental health treatments and models to formulate collaborative responses that meet and are reflective of consumer need. Learners will critically explore and apply risk management tools and principles, demonstrate an applied and critical understanding of the legal, policy and ethical frameworks that applies to acute mental health practice.

Unit content

  • Ethics and mental health law
  • Acute care conditions, assessment, interventions and the skills of engagement
  • Comorbidity
  • Risk within acute mental health care settings
  • Trauma-informed Care

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1 critique the Mental Health Act and the ethics of acute care within the contexts of clinical intervention and consumer experiences of care
2 appraise a range of acute care conditions engagement and interventions
3 appraise a range of complex acute care conditions engagement and interventions
4 critically reflect on acute mental health risk factors, engagement, observation and interventions
5 design a package of trauma-informed Care applicable to acute mental health settings.

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

  1. critique the Mental Health Act and the ethics of acute care within the contexts of clinical intervention and consumer experiences of care
  2. appraise a range of acute care conditions engagement and interventions
  3. appraise a range of complex acute care conditions engagement and interventions
  4. critically reflect on acute mental health risk factors, engagement, observation and interventions
  5. design a package of trauma-informed Care applicable to acute mental health settings.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.