MHN5160 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2
|Semester 1, 2013 External Toowoomba|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Sciences|
|School or Department :||Nursing and Midwifery|
|Version produced :||11 March 2014|
Examiner: Don Gorman
Moderator: Cheryl Ross
Pre-requisite: MHN5120 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MMHN or PMHN
As nurses work in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary teams it is important they have a good grounding in the accepted nomenclature as well as an understanding of its limitations. Specialist mental health nurses need a thorough understanding of current approaches to mental health care including different service models, as well as emerging trends in care. These nurses also need to recognise that there is a cultural basis to the interpretation of behaviour and that conventional psychiatry may have limitations for people with non-English speaking backgrounds.
This course builds on the learning about theoretical perspectives, the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health workforce and the ACMHN Standards of Practice for Australian Mental Health Nurses 2010 in MHN5120. The nurses' understanding of mental illness and the conventional psychological interventions, physical treatments and psychopharmacology as well as current issues, such as, mainstreaming and integration will be explored. They will be enabled to critically evaluate alternative, holistic and empowering approaches to the care of clients from across the lifespan in a range of settings including community, rehabilitation, acute inpatient and specialty areas, with an emphasis on inter-cultural care. Students will have the opportunity to apply knowledge and develop the related skills and attitudes appropriate when working with a person with a mental illness utilising the theoretical perspectives and standards of practice covered in MHN5120.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- contribute to the provision of mental health services identified in the government strategic directions
- assess and care for a person experiencing a mental illness
- apply knowledge of the needs of special groups of people with mental health problems
- demonstrate skill in creation of culturally relevant interventions to promote and maintain mental health of diverse cultural groups, families, individuals and communities
- apply knowledge of current issues in mental health to their practice
- facilitate client centred collaboration between institutional and community services
|1.||Mental illness and nursing care including assessment and discharge planning||25.00|
|2.||Mental Health Service: - Government policy - Service models - Non-government organisations - Consumer participation||45.00|
|3.||Cross-cultural Mental Health Nursing - Culture - Culture and mental health/illness - Working with people from different cultural backgrounds - Working with interpreters||30.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/bookweb/subject.cgi?year=2013&sem=01&subject1=MHN5160)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://bookshop.usq.edu.au/contact/)
Australian College of Mental Health Nurses 1995, Standards of practice for Australian mental health nurses 2010,
(Click on PUBLICATIONS and then click on Standards of Practice NOTE: These Standards are in the process of review. Online access ensures that access to the most recent edition is used.).)
Happell, B, Cowin, L, Roper, C, Foster, K & McMaster, R 2008, Introducing mental health nursing consumer-oriented approach, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest.
Sadock, B, Sadock, V & Levin, Z 2007, Study guide and self-examination review in psychiatry, 8th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Sadock, B, Sadock, V & Ruiz, P 2011, Kaplan and Sadock's synopsis of psychiatry: behavioral sciences clinical psychiatry, 9th edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore.
Burdekin, B, Guilfoyle, M & Hall, D 1993, Human Rights and Mental Illness: Report of the National Inquiry into the Human Rights of People with Mental Illness, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
Eckermann, A, Dowd, T, Chong, E, Nixon, L, Gray, R & Johnson 2010, Binan goonj: Bridging cultures in Aboriginal health, 3rd edn, Churchill Livingstone, Sydney.
Kotowicz, Z 1997, RD Laing and the Paths of Anti-Psychiatry, Routledge, London.
Reid, J & Trompf, P (eds) 1990, The Health of Immigrant Australia: A Social Perspective, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Marrickville, NSW.
Reid, J & Trompf, P (eds) 1991, The Health of Aboriginal Australia, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Sydney.
Student workload requirements
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|3000 WORD ASSIGNMENT 1||15||50||06 May 2013|
|2000 WORD ASSIGNMENT 2||15||50||03 Jun 2013|
Important assessment information
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students' responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To complete assessment items satisfactorily, students must obtain at least 27% of the marks available for each item (3000 WORD ASSIGNMENT 1, 2000 WORD ASSIGNMENT 2) which indicates that they have achieved the objectives assessed on the assessment item at an appropriate level as determined by the Examiner based on the Examiner's best professional judgement.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
If students submit assignments after the due date without prior approval then a penalty of 1 Equivalence Point gained by the student for the assignment will apply for each working day late.
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade a student must achieve at least weighted aggregated grade of C (27% for the course). Point of equivalence for individual assessment item is to be converted into a percentage based on the weighting of each assessment item. The percentages of each assessment item are to be combined to calculate a final grade.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the weighted aggregate of the marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There will be no Deferred or Supplementary examinations in this course.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
The due date for an assignment is the date by which a student must despatch the assignment to the USQ. The onus is on the student to provide proof of the despatch date, if requested by the Examiner.
Students must retain a copy of each item submitted for assessment. This must be despatched within 24 hours of receiving a request from the Examiner to do so.
The examiner may grant an extension of the due date of an assignment in extenuating circumstances.
The Faculty will normally only accept assessments that have been written, typed or printed on paper-based media.
Harvard (AGPS) is the referencing system required in this course. Students should use Harvard (AGPS) style in their assignments to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The Harvard (AGPS) style to be used is defined by the USQ Library's referencing guide. http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing