MEDI6400

Mental Health Emergency Care

10 Units

The Mental Health Emergency Care (MHEC) course provides an opportunity for participants to explore and reflect on key structural, policy and legal contexts of mental health emergency care, and key clinical, professional and interdisciplinary considerations in ensuring the safety, effectiveness and acceptability of contemporary mental health emergency care services. Participants will be able to build on their existing knowledge and skills in mental health care, with a focus on the provision of services for people experiencing acute mental health problems who may present to hospital emergency departments for mental health emergency care. The course is conducted online.

Faculty Faculty of Health and Medicine
School School of Medicine and Public Health
Availability Semester 2 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 2 - 2015 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

Upon completion of this course students will be able to:

*Demonstrate an understanding of the structural, policy and legal context of mental health emergency care and the way in which this enhances and constrains clinical practice *Apply mental health assessment and risk management principles and tools to promote and support the provision of safe, effective and appropriate mental health emergency care *Apply teamwork and collaborative practice in promoting and supporting safe, effective and appropriate mental health emergency care *Engage in reflective practice in the provision of mental health emergency care *Demonstrate an understanding of how consumer, carer and cultural perspectives need to inform and be integrated into the practice of mental health emergency care *Demonstrate an understanding of the role of a “recovery focus” in promoting optimal consumer outcomes in mental health emergency care

Content

*Identify key structural, policy and legal issues guiding and underpinning the provision of contemporary mental health emergency care services *Mental health assessment and risk management principles and tools in clinical practice *Principles and application of teamwork and collaborative practice *Engaging in and applying reflective practice in service delivery *Consumer (patient/client), carer and cultural perspectives and how these influence and inform the provision of mental health emergency care *The role of a “recovery focus” in promoting optimal consumer (patient/client) outcomes

Replacing Course(s) Not applicable
Transition Not applicable
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Undergraduate qualifications in medicine,nursing, psychology, social work or occupational therapy.
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : IT Based
External Mode
Teaching Methods Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - 2
  • Group/tutorial participation and contribution - Evaluation of contribution to Blackboard Blog Groups
  • Case Scenario/PBL exercises -
  • Quiz - On-line -
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 8 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
  • Email Discussion Group: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2015 Course Timetables for MEDI6400

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