|Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Ipswich|
|Short Description:||Mental Health and Wellbeing|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||090301 - Sociology|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Examiner: Christina Campbell
In 1996 the Australian Health Ministers' Advisory Council agreed to the formulation of national health priorities for Australia. Mental Health has remained on this list of priorities ever since. Given the ongoing emphasis on the need to better understand and manage mental health issues in Australian society, it is incumbent upon professionals in the human services to be cognisant of the factors that influence mental health in order to be able to respond appropriately to the needs of service users and promote mental wellness.
This course will enable participants to trace and critically examine social factors that promote mental health and illness, influence the onset and course of mental illness, and understand competing models and discourses surrounding mental health and illness in Australia and globally from a sociological perspective. Further, this course provides an opportunity to explore how social practices and ideas contribute to the ways in which society, families and individuals are affected by mental health and mental illness.
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Describe and critique the various competing philosophical, sociological and conceptual frameworks for understanding mental health and illness including the impact and experiences of people with mental illness;
- Determine the advantages and disadvantages of mental health and illness classification systems from a sociological perspective;
- Describe contemporary debates within the mental health field that may impact on the lives of people with mental illness;
- Engage in reflective and ethical decision making surrounding complex mental health policy and practice areas, including the identification of strategies (individual and team) to minimise discrimination and combat stigmas associated with mental illness;
- Examine effective roles for human service workers within the discipline of mental health.
|1.||Module 1:History and Context of Mental Health/Illness||30.00|
|2.||Module 2:Theoretical Approaches to Mental Health & Illness||35.00|
|3.||Module 3:Social Contexts of Mental Health and Illness||35.00|
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://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2020&sem=02&subject1=HSW1110)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|Quiz||20||20||26 Aug 2020|
|Essay||50||50||30 Sep 2020|
|Reflection||30||30||14 Oct 2020|
Important assessment information
It is the students' responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities scheduled for them, and 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 satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks for that item.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
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 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative items for the course.
NO EXAM: There is no examination in this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
NO EXAM: There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
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.
Referencing in assignments must comply with the APA referencing system. This system should be used by students to format details of the information sources they have cited in their work. The APA style to be used is defined by the USQ library's referencing guide. This guide can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/library/referencing