12 x 4-hour independent studies per semester
12 x 2-hour on-line exercises per semester
12 x 3-hour on-line tutorials per semester
1 Admission into GCACNGMH-Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Mental Health)
1a Admission into GDPNGMH-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health)
1b Admission into MNGMH-Master of Nursing (Mental Health)
1c Admission into MNG/CR-Master of Nursing (Coursework and Research)
1d Admission into MNGCC-Master of Nursing (Critical Care)
1e Admission into MNGCD-Master of Nursing (Cardiac)
1f Admission into MNGEN-Master of Nursing (Emergency)
1g Admission into MNGAC-Master of Nursing (Acute Care)
1h Admission into GCACNG-Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing
1i Admission into GDPNGAC-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Acute Care)
1j Admission into MNGHD-Master of Nursing (High Dependency)
1k Admission into MNGPD-Master of Nursing (Paediatrics)
1l Admission into GCACNGEN-Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (Emergency)
1m Admission into GDPNGEN-Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Emergency)
1n Admission into GCMHNG-Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing
1o Admission into GDPMHNG-Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing
1p Admission into MNGP-Master of Nursing - 1.5 years
1q Admission into MNG-Master of Nursing - 2 years
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of NURS8008, NURS9539 has been successfully completed
Assignment; Test; Tutorial participation
Topic description

In this topic students will develop specialised knowledge of acute mental health nursing in the context of recovery within an acute mental health care setting.

Educational aims

This topic aims to enable students to develop advanced knowledge in:

  • Mental health systems of care, assessment of consumer and carer needs, and recovery-based philosophies
  • A range of therapeutic interventions and modalities of care
  • Legal issues related to care and consumer rights
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Critically discuss models and theories of mental health and illness
  2. Demonstrate specialised knowledge of mental health issues that impact individuals and be able to differentiate between diagnostic classifications
  3. Justify the use of assessment tools common to acute mental health settings
  4. Appraise current biomedical philosophies in relation to contemporary recovery- oriented practice
  5. Evaluate the efficacy of a range of therapeutic interventions for individuals with acute and/or complex mental health problems
  6. Identify and explain the legal and ethical issues that pertain to acute mental health nursing
  7. Critically analyse the contribution of carers to person-centred recovery