Course Title: Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: OHTH5558C

Course Title: Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4264 - Certificate IV in Alcohol and Other Drugs Work

Course Contact : Xenia Girdler

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4660

Course Contact Email:xenia.girdler@rmit.edu.au


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Nominal Hours: 90

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit describes the knowledge and skills required by workers who provide immediate and ongoing support and interventions for consumers with co-existing mental health and alcohol and other drugs issues drawing on a range of models and techniques supported by evidence


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH408B Provide interventions to meet the needs of consumers with mental health and AOD issues

Element:

1. Support consumers with a dual diagnosis
2. Identify, liaise with and support available services to address co-existing morbidity issues

Performance Criteria:

1.1Identify consumers who may have co-existing mental health and AOD issues
1.2Assess the impact and nature of co-existing conditions on individual consumers, including their social and legal status
1.3Implement and support models of rehabilitation for dual diagnosis consumers

2.1Identify and apply own service provision and agency interventions that address co-morbidity
2.2Support other available services to address consumer with dual diagnosis
2.3Directly support services commonly accessed by dual diagnosis clients to improve practice


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will be provided with a range of opportunities to enhance and extend your skills, knowledge and attitude in the field of AOD work. Classes are run three days per week. A detailed timetable is also available on the RMIT website. Most classes run for three hours and are facilitated by recognised professionals in the community services sector and RMIT staff. A variety of learning styles are catered for and learning will take place via interactive experiential tasks combined with more didactic theory based exercises. All in-class learning will compliment the practical placement competent of this course where you are required to complete a total of two hundred (200) hours over the course of the year. There will also be two course-related field trips - Arradale psychiatric institution and Dax Collection gallery - scheduled in March. These trips are intended to provide you with important insight into the socio-political and historical context of the community services sector in Victoria.

All courses and learning activities will be supported and complimented by RMIT’s e-learning tool "Blackboard".


Teaching Schedule

DayTime StartTime EndCourseDate
Monday1.30pm4.30pmProvide services to clients with complex needs19/3/2012, 26/3, 2/4, 16/4, 23/4, 30/4, 21/5
 Monday 6pm 9pm Work effectively in the AOD sector
 6/2/2012 - 5/3/2012
 Tuesday 9.30am 12.30pm Use targeted communication skills to build relationships
 21/5/2012 - 11/6/2012
 Tuesday 9.30am 12.30pm work effectively with culturally diverse clients and co-workers
 21/5/2012 - 11/6/2012
 Tuesday 1.30pm 4.30pm work effectively in mental health settings
 13/3, 27/3,17/4,24/4, 1/5, 22/5 - 12/6
 Wednesday 9.30am 12.30pm work effectively with people experiencing or at risk of homelessness
18/4, 2/5, 23/5 - 13/6
 Wednesday 1.30pm
 4.30pm work within legal and ethical framework
 18/4, 2/5, 23/5 - 13/6
 Thursday 9.30am 4.30pm Apply advanced first aid
 9/2, 16/2, 1/3, 8/3
     


Learning Resources

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References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

There are a variety of tools used to assess this course including two hundred (200) hours of practical placement providing you with opportunities to develop and demonstrate the skills knowledge and attitude required.
Other assessment tasks may involve:

  • Short essays where you will be expected to write an answer to a question in detail, and to draw conclusions about issues.
  • Class presentation where you will be expected to conduct a brief session in class, to lead discussion and to provide information for other students.
  • Participation in class discussions and activities.
  • Reflective Journals you will be expected to provide a written record of your experiences during the year - in class and in practical placement.
  • Blackboard/On-line assessment you will participate in regular on-line forums, blogging and small assessment tasks.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task: Placement Manual

Based on what you have learnt during your practical placement, develop a dual diagnosis resource kit. Your kits must take into account the range of support needs these clients have, barriers they may have to seeking assistance and information on the available support services- including referral, eligibility and access requirements.

You may choose to use your DHS region or Statewide as a catchment area for your kit.

Due Date: Wednesday, 24 October 2012




Assessment Matrix

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