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Unit of Study NURS2005 - Mental Health Nursing (2024)

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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:

demonstrate engagement and empathetic communication with individuals and groups experiencing mental health related problems across the lifespan

provide clinically effective, recovery focused and trauma informed mental health nursing care

effectively undertake assessment, planning, interventions and evaluation of care with people who frequently access acute mental health services

demonstrate foundational skills in helping people who are experiencing emotional distress and/or behavioural disturbances

Prescribed learning resources

Prescribed Texts
  • Foster, K., Marks, P., O’Brien, A. J., & Raeburn, T. (eds), 2021, Mental health in nursing: Theory and practice for clinical settings, 5th edn, Elsevier Australia, Chatswood.
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