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MHN5160 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: MHN5120 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: MMHN.


This course builds on the learning about theoretical perspectives, the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health workforce and the ANZCMHN Standards of Practice for Mental Health Nursing in Australia 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. This course has a requirement for a clinical placement in a mental health area.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 External