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Unit of Study NRS72001 - Mental Health Nursing (2020)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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:

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply holistic values, attitudes and inter-personal capabilities to mental health specific contexts, including reflective practice and the therapeutic use of self
2 demonstrate effective person-centred care in mental health assessment and management of a person with a mental health or psychiatric condition
3 apply the principles of prevention, early intervention and recovery in the context of mental health care to people with a mental health problem
4 demonstrate the ability to sensitively engage with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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

  1. apply holistic values, attitudes and inter-personal capabilities to mental health specific contexts, including reflective practice and the therapeutic use of self
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  2. demonstrate effective person-centred care in mental health assessment and management of a person with a mental health or psychiatric condition
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. apply the principles of prevention, early intervention and recovery in the context of mental health care to people with a mental health problem
    • GA2:
  4. demonstrate the ability to sensitively engage with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds.
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:

Prescribed learning resources

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Prescribed Learning Resources may change in future Teaching Periods.