Course Title: Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Partnerships

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Partnerships

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS1042

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013

NURS1042

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

NURS1042

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Alistair Ross

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6634

Course Coordinator Email: alistair.ross@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.7.5


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To be eligible to undertake this course you must be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Division One Registered Nurse.
Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to:

www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he


Course Description

This course provides you with opportunities for education and skills enhancement in undertaking effective communication for health care professionals. You will continue to develop your undergraduate communication and helping skills required for therapeutic interactions with individuals and groups. Theoretical content for this course will involve principles of effective counselling, theories of individual and groups counselling, individual counselling approaches, group processes and theories of group dynamics. Skill enhancement will involve you engaging in simulated experiential learning opportunities with colleagues using real life examples from clinical settings.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 This course contributes to the development of the Program Learning Outcomes for GD158 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing in the following way:

 

  • PLO 1: The Mental Health Nurse acknowledges diversity in culture, values and belief systems and ensures his/her  practice is non-discriminatory, and promotes dignity and  self-determination
  • PLO 3: The Mental Health Nurse develops a therapeutic relationship that is respectful of the individual’s choices, experiences and circumstances. This involves building on strengths, holding hope and enhancing resilience to promote recovery.
  • PLO 4: The Mental Health Nurse collaboratively plans and provides ethically based care consistent with the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional, social and cultural needs of the individual.
  • PLO 7: The Mental Health Nurse demonstrates evidence based practice and actively promotes practice innovation through lifelong education, research, professional development, clinical supervision and reflective practice.


 On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Apply advance communication skills in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care in a variety of health care settings.
  1. Examine critically the theoretical stance and philosophical thought underpinning the various counselling approaches used in contemporary specialised health care practice.
  2. Apply an evidence-based approach to advance communication in clinical practice.
  3. Analyse critically the dynamic interaction processes of advanced therapeutic relationships and counselling skills with individuals and groups.
  4. Demonstrate an awareness of self as a therapeutic tool when engaging in the process of individual counselling and group therapy.
  5. Engage in reflective practices and professional development of self and others.


Overview of Learning Activities

 Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities you will undertake during this course include a mixture of lectures, class discussion and self-directed learning exercises including directed reading of academic literature. You will also be expected to participate in experiential exercises and discussion on role plays to provide a solid theoretical basis to help you to achieve professional practice.

The assessment associated with this course will comprise formative and summative assessment and incorporate a variety of assessment modes. Your assessments will primarily take the form of written work requiring reflection and critical analysis. Your participation in classroom and on line activities will also form part of your summative grade


Overview of Learning Resources

 Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include lecture notes, self-directed learning packages, and targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Course material will be delivered via Lectopia, Discussion Board interaction and Blackboard Collaborate workshops. Practice learning activities will be provided in a variety of ways, including simulated learning activities. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

 

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment 1:  Clinical Incident Report

 

Weighting of final grade: 40%

 

Related course learning outcomes: CLO1,CLO4, CLO5

 

Assessment  2:  Reflective Learning Activities*

 

Weighting of final grade: 10%

Related course learning outcomes: CLO5, CLO6

* Assessment 2 – Reflective learning activities will be conducted in class or on line if enrolled in distance education mode. Students can attend for some classes or work on line.

 

Assessment item 3:  Clinical Interview and Analysis

Weighting of final grade: 50%

CLOs 1-6