Mental Health Nursing in Acute Care
This course provides students with an opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills in mental health nursing. The course includes holistic assessment, identifying risk factors, clinical formulation, diagnostic impressions and treatment planning of mental health presentations in the acute care setting. Students will be encouraged to explore a collaborative and recovery based approach to treatment that recognises contributing factors including the role of the consumer, cultural sensitivities, and co-morbid physical health problems on mental health and wellbeing.
|Faculty||Faculty of Health and Medicine|
|School||School of Nursing and Midwifery|
Trimester 1 - 2015
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|Assumed Knowledge||Foundations of nursing knowledge, nursing theory, legal and ethical issues, fundamentals of research, human bioscience, psychology, sociology related to practice. Principles of investigative approaches in nursing, concepts and theories relevant to practice, contemporary nursing issues. Academic reading and writing skills, ability to access and evaluate information from a variety of sources, skills in critical analysis, critical judgment, synthesis and evaluation. Ability to conceptualise practice. Demonstrated Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council competencies.|
|Timetable||2015 Course Timetables for NURS6055|