HFB2223 - Clinical Practice 4
|1.||Articulate what is meant by the term Mental Health, including the mental health classification system and the history of mental health management;|
|2.||Analyse and assess how psychosocial, lifestyle and cultural factors influence societal perceptions and potential treatment of mental health disorders;|
|3.||Contextualise the mental health profile and epidemiology of the Australian population;|
|4.||Articulate the aetiology, pathophysiology, therapeutic and pharmacological management of common mental health disorders;|
|5.||Argue the approach, assessment and management strategies that can be utilised by paramedics and other health professionals in various behavioural emergencies and for various mental health conditions;|
|6.||Articulate, compare and contrast the application of the National and State legislation that relates to mental health as well as Ambulance service policies and regulations that apply to patients experiencing a behavioural emergency.|
|Assignment||Written assignment (500 word equivalence)||10%|
|Test||Multiple choice test (duration 45 minutes + 10 minutes reading time) (total equivalence 750 words)||30%|
|Examination||Written examination (duration 2 hours + 15 minutes reading time)||60%|
Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine 4th ed.
Cameron, P., Jelinek, G., Kelly, A-M., Brown, A., Little, M. (2014)
Mosby's Pocket Book of Mental Health 2nd ed.
Barkway, P., Muir-Cochrane, E., Nizette, D. (2014)
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