Course Title: Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2015
Course Code: OHTH5774C
Course Title: Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C5318 - Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol, other drugs and mental health)
Course Contact : Xenia Girdler
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254660
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Nominal Hours: 60
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to be able to contribute to the recovery of people affected by mental illness. This course will take into account the impact mental illness has on clients and also their carer’s and family.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCMH402B Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes
1.Work within the context of different mental health diagnoses
1.1 Apply basic knowledge of a range of mental health diagnoses
2.Apply knowledge of the impact of mental illness on people's lives
2.1 Work within the context of the client's experiences
3.Apply an understanding of the impact of social determinants on health
3.1 Identify a range of social barriers that impact on the life of the person with mental health issues
4.Work with families, carer/s, friends and other networks to support people with mental illness
4.1 Work with consideration and understanding of the impact of a client's mental health diagnosis on families, carer/s, friends and other social networks
By completing this course you will gain the required competencies to work in a consultative and inclusive way with people with complex mental health issues, their families and carers
Details of Learning Activities
The course is made up of a mixture of:
- workshops - facilitated by leading industry experts,
- small-group peer review exercises
- simulated role plays
This range of learning and assessment methods is a deliberate attempt to harness and utilise your diverse skill base and current capacity to work in the sector. Guest facilitators and speakers will be brought in from a wide range of disciplines and service areas to enhance your learning. Areas to be covered will include: clinical and non-clinical assessment and management, culturally sensitive practice, counselling and support, forensic services and pharmacotherapy. There will also be opportunities for you to share your knowledge and expertise via small group work and larger group presentations. Trainers and facilitators will be required to draw on the wide-ranging skills and expertise of the leaner group – thus ensuring material is relevant and meaningful.
Workshop Outline Workshop 1 - 5 Introduction to the principles supporting high quality case work
Workshop 5 - 9 How to access specialist services to support client need
Workshop 9-15 How to manage exit plans and transition for clients
|Workshop 5||Apply and demonstrate MH practices within recovery context|
|Workshop 6||Demonstrate understanding of clients recovery process|
|Workshop 7-8||Work with client, family and carers from recovery perspective|
Learning resources such as course reading and course references will be provided to all students via their program folders and also placed within the blackboard site as required.
Overview of Assessment
This course will be assessed via a number of class based and work-integrated tasks. To be deemed competent in this course you will be required to demonstrate your skills knowledge and attitude through a five staged case study. Each stage will require you to complete a number of activities and present work to be reviewed by your peers and teachers/assessors. In addition to the written work submitted you will be required to present aspects of your work to the class and undertake simulated in-class role plays.
There are three major assessment tasks which meet the critical aspects of the nineteen (19) units of competency which make up the Diploma of Community Services. All assessments within this course are designed to complement learner’s work within the community services sector.
All assessments within this course are designed to complement learner’s work within the community services sector.
There are four major assessment tasks which meet the critical aspects of the nineteen (19) units of competency which make up the Diploma of Community Services. All assessments within this course are designed to complement learner’s work within the community services sector.
1: Case study
Throughout the duration of the Diploma, you will be working with a case study client who presents with a variety of complex care needs. At each phase, you are required to engage in an intensive peer review and reflective practice session based on your case management with the client. This is documented and provides an opportunity to give and receive feedback on identified opportunities for improved practice.
To be marked as competent in this course you must:
- Demonstrate high-level judgement and autonomy required to effectively work with people with complex and/or multiple issues
- Select and apply assessment tools appropriately
- Identify and manage risk (including self-harm and suicide)
- Provide opportunities for meaningful consumer and carer engagement
- Make whole life assessments
- Work within a recovery focused framework
- Apply relevant monitoring and review techniques
2. Research Project:
You will undertake a research activity to provide evidence to support your choice of underpinning principle of practice. You will be required to explore how it is applied when working with clients who experience both AOD (Alcohol and Other Drug) and Mental Health issues. You will be required to identify opportunities for the implementation or change within the current professional practice and apply these principles to your work with your case study.
3. Health promotion:
You will be required to design a health promotion campaign reflecting an evidenced-based-need relating to complex care/dual diagnosis in your community of interest.
4. Final Case Study presentation:
During the final weeks of the course you will be required to give a final case-plan presentation to your learner group and a panel of industry experts. Your ability to reflect and change your practice to suit the needs of the client will be examined and assessed.
You will be required to demonstrate these abilities through a Client File for the Case study and an ITP.
This program in delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment, grades include:
CA: Competency Achieved
NYC: Not Yet Competent
DNS: Did Not Submit for assessment
Cover sheet for Submissions
You must include a completed submission coversheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
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It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
You will receive verbal and written feedback on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.
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Monitoring academic progress is an important, enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.
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Special consideration policy (late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.
Special consideration, appeals and discipline: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qkssnx1c5r0y
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