This elective unit is designed to develop students' knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to promote mental health and to meet the needs of people with altered mental health status in inpatient and community settings. To consolidate and expand on previously acquired knowledge in mental health nursing.

Unit details

Online Self Paced
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HNB2206 - Nursing and Mental Health 2

RBM2202 - Pathophysiology & Quality Use of Medicines 2

HNB2205 - Nursing and Acute Care 2

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Examine the experience and treatment of individuals presenting with mental illness;  
  2. Analyse the ethical and legal requirements for mental health care;  
  3. Explore the standards of practice for mental health nurses;  
  4. Identify and discuss psychopharmacology in relation to the treatment of an acutely agitated consumer;  
  5. Further develop knowledge and administration skills in psychotropic medications;  
  6. Recognise and explore the relationship between metabolic syndrome and mental illness;  
  7. Explore current psychiatric advanced directives;  
  8. Examine the nurse practitioner model and its application in mental health.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online test for 30 minutes. Each test is worth 10% (4 tests) 40%
Assignment 2000 words 60%
To pass this unit, students required to achieve a cumulative mark of 50%

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