Course Title: Complex Mental Health and Recovery

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Complex Mental Health and Recovery

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2098

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

NURS2098

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

NURS2103

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

NURS2104

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Dr Alistair Ross

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6634

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


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

 

To be eligible to enrol in this course you must have completed the following course

  • NURS 2097: Mental Health Nursing

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

Complex Mental Health & Recovery builds on prior study in lifespan and mental illness. In this course you will learn about the complex mental health presentation and the management of the psychiatric emergency. You will conceptualise mental illness as a chronic disease and learn about the importance of early intervention and risk assessment in the patient care setting. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

 

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for the Bachelor of Nursing Program BP032 in accordance with the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse:


PLO 2: Practices within a professional and ethical nursing framework

PLO 3: Practices within an evidence-based framework

PLO 7: Provides comprehensive, safe and effective evidence based nursing care to achieve identified individual / group outcomes

PLO 10: Collaborates with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to provide comprehensive nursing care

(Reference : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse)

  • distinguish the components of the complex mental health presentation and its management

3: Practices within an evidence-based framework

  • express the alteration to mental health as a chronic bio-physiological disease

7: Provides comprehensive, safe and effective evidence based nursing care to achieve identified individual / group outcomes

  • identify the therapeutic interventions for an acute presentation of a mental illness
  • define and discuss treatment options for the psychiatric emergency
  • discuss the impact of mental illness on family dynamics


10: Collaborates with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide comprehensive nursing care

  • recognise the role of early intervention and risk assessment in mental health care

(Reference : Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council National Competency Standards for the Registered Nurse)

Graduate Capabilities
The capabilities that are developed through the program in which you are enrolled are described in the Program Guide. This course will contribute to the development of the following RMIT capabilities

  • 4. culturally and socially aware
  • 5. active lifelong learners
  • 6. Innovative


 

On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Express the alteration to mental health as a chronic bio-physiological disease
  2. Distinguish the components of the complex mental health presentation and its management
  3. Recognise the role of early intervention and risk assessment in mental health care
  4. Examine the therapeutic interventions for an acute presentation of a mental illness
  5. Critique treatment options for the psychiatric emergency
  6. Discuss the impact of mental illness on family dynamics


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities including lectures, discussions and self-directed learning. Throughout the course you will be able to work both independently and in groups to aid development of your theoretical knowledge and its application to mental health practice.

Learning activities throughout this course may include modalities such as lectures, podcasts and Lectopia/ Echo 360, and discussion board.  

Lectures: Lectures and lecture notes are the principal mode of content delivery and will present you with the key concepts and information relevant to the understanding of mental health nursing practice. You will be expected to participate in classroom discussions and to contribute to the learning experiences of your student colleagues.

Self-Directed Learning: You are expected to undertake self-directed learning activities to develop and consolidate knowledge throughout this learning experience.  The activities associated with this course are designed to enable you to better develop independent learning skills to support your commitment to lifelong learning as a nursing professional and a university graduate. The self-directed learning activities will also support your knowledge of the material covered in the formal learning program and enhance the consolidation and application of that knowledge

 

Teacher Guided Hours: 36 per semester  Weekly 3 hour lecture

 Learner Directed Hours: 84 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. Where possible all selected material will be digitally available to you. Lecture material may be delivered using a variety of flexible learning modes such as Lectopia/Echo360, Discussion Board, role plays and or workshops. These modes will be utilised at the discretion of your lecturer. RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems accessed via your myRMIT site. 


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements

 

Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment 1: Assignment Recovery Care Plan

A Recovery focused Nursing Care Plan based on the care of a consumer described in one of two scenarios. (1,200 words)

 Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-6

 

Assessment 2:  Tutorial Presentation

Each student will present on a topic assigned in the Week 1 Tutorial. These topics are drawn from specialised area of practice (contemporary issues confronting Australia’s Mental Health Nurses).The presentation will be either: [i] a discussion on the relevance of the topic for mental health nursing, or [ii] a short critique of the most useful 1-2 pieces of literature located in researching the topic. The presentations will be 10 minutes in total with 5 minutes allocated for discussion time which the student will lead.

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2,4,5,6

 

Assessment 3: Final Examination

The multiple-choice examination will focus on all material that is covered in the lectures or the tutorials to test a broad range of knowledge the classification, diagnosis, symptomatology, treatment regimens and management strategies for people experiencing mental illness

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLO 1-6

Please see assessment guides posted in the course blackboard site which contains all marking matrices for written assessments