Course Title: Assessment Analysis In Mental Health Nursing

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Assessment Analysis In Mental Health Nursing

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please check your Canvas course shell closer to when the course starts to see if this course requires mandatory in-person attendance. The delivery method of the course might have to change quickly in response to changes in the local state/national directive regarding in-person course attendance.


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS1087

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Distance / Correspondence or Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013

NURS1087

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

NURS1087

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

Course Coordinator: Sarah Mcfadyen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61399255621

Course Coordinator Email: sarah.mcfadyen@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora West


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

To be eligible to undertake this course you must be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Registration Board of Australia as a Registered Nurse with general registration

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 to develop skills in holistic psychiatric nursing assessment. Multiple assessment models will be examined from a theoretical and practical perspectives. The notion of assessment as an integral aspect of care planning and delivery will be emphasised. Assessment processes and evaluation tools will be analysed with respect to their appropriateness and usefulness taking into consideration cultural and psychosocial factors that impact on client assessment practices. Assessment for anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, mood disorders, eating disorders, family violence and sexual assault will be explored.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the development of the Program Learning Outcomes 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 6:  The Mental Health Nurse actively pursues opportunities to reduce stigma and promotes social inclusion and community participation for all people with mental health issues.


Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

At the conclusion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Critically review assessment processes used in the management of clients with an alteration to their mental health status.
  2. Critically analyse assessment frameworks and specific assessment tools used in the diagnosis of clients presenting with specific symptoms related to an alteration to their mental health status.
  3. Apply culturally specific principles to interviewing strategies used for the purpose of mental health/illness assessment.
  4. Demonstrate an advanced level of knowledge related to professional competence in assessment, program planning and program evaluation for clients with mental health needs.


Overview of Learning Activities

Learning activities in this course include a mixture of online lectures, class discussion and self-directed learning exercises in addition to directed reading of academic literature to provide a solid theoretical basis to help you to achieve professional practice.


Overview of Learning Resources

Learning activities in this course include a mixture of online lectures, class discussion and self-directed learning exercises in addition to directed reading of academic literature to provide a solid theoretical basis to help you to achieve professional practice.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Mental Health Assessment, Case Formulation and Recovery Plans
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Complex Mental Health Clinical Review
Weighting 50%
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 3 & 4

Assessment Task 3: Online Quiz
Weighting 10%
This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3 & 4