Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5330

Course Title: Work with people with mental health issues

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

OHTH5815C

City Campus

TAFE

365T Global, Urban & Social Studies

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Zaina Nehme

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4552

Course Contact Email: zainaindira.nehme@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This course describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by workers in community services and health settings to work in a consumer directed and oriented way with consumers who are living with mental health issues. This course applies to working with consumers who are affected by mental illness in a range of community services work contexts.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Not applicable.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CHCMH411A Work with people with mental health issues

Elements:

1. Apply knowledge of the mental health sector

2. Establish appropriate working relationships with consumers who are living with mental health issues

3. Clarify the needs and issues of consumers

4. Provide non-clinical services to meet consumer aspirations and needs

5. Apply self-care strategies


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is based on a written report, group research and presentation.