Course Title: Mental Health Nursing and Human Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Mental Health Nursing and Human Development

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

To participate in any RMIT course in-person activities or assessment, you will need to comply with RMIT vaccination requirements which are applicable during the duration of the course. This RMIT requirement includes being vaccinated against COVID-19 or holding a valid medical exemption. 

Please read this RMIT Enrolment Procedure as it has important information regarding COVID vaccination and your study at RMIT: https://policies.rmit.edu.au/document/view.php?id=209

Please read the Student website for additional requirements of in-person attendance: https://www.rmit.edu.au/covid/coming-to-campus 


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)

NURS2097

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

NURS2097

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

NURS2101

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

NURS2102

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

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

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

NURS2097

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2019 (ZZZZ)

NURS2097

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFx2020 (ZZZZ)

NURS2097

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

UGRDFlex21 (All)

Course Coordinator: Sarah Mcfadyen

Course Coordinator Phone: Please contact via e-mail

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

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.005


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None.


Course Description

This course will introduce you to the notion of an alteration to mental health. Various theoretical constructs related to mental health are examined. Human development and theories of developmental stages. Presentation, assessment, diagnosis, treatment and continuing care for a range of common mental health conditions are considered. You will develop an awareness of care requirements for patients with an alteration to their mental health to support your clinical practicum experience. Mental health care delivery systems will be investigated and you will consider the legislative protections for the mentally ill person within contemporary Australian society.


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 Nursing and Midwifery Council of Australia, Registered Nurse Standards for Practice:

  • PLO 1: Thinks critically and analyses nursing practice
  • PLO 2: Engages in therapeutic and professional relationships
  • PLO 4: Comprehensively conducts assessments
  • PLO 5: Develops a plan for nursing practice
  • PLO 6: Provides safe, appropriate and responsive quality nursing practice
  • PLO 7: Evaluates outcomes to inform nursing practice

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia. (2016) Registered nurse standards for practice. Melbourne, Australia.


On successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the contemporary issues faced by people with mental illness.
  2. Review the treatment options for the person with mental illness.
  3. Outline the protections in law for the person suffering a mental illness.
  4. Discuss the assessment and diagnosis of common mental illnesses within particular age groups.
  5. Review contemporary theories of human development as they relate to nursing practice and mental illness
  6. Differentiate the systems of care delivery for person with mental illness.


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 illness knowledge and practice.

Learning activities will be varied and may include modalities such as recorded lectures, tutorials, and electronic discussion board.

Lectures: Recorded lectures and lecture notes are the principal mode of information delivery. You will consider key concepts and information relevant to the understanding of mental illness and nursing practice. You will be expected to participate in classroom discussions and to contribute to the learning experiences of your peers.

Independent Learning: You are expected to undertake independent 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. Independent learning activities will support your knowledge of the material covered in the formal learning program and enhance the consolidation and application of that knowledge.

RMIT have state of the art simulated learning facilities for student learning and practice. You will participate in simulated practice within these facilities in preparation for placement. As a part of participation you may be filmed for learning, teaching, reflection and assessment and this is considered an inherent part of our learning and teaching program. Recordings will be maintained in accordance with our assessment, document retention and privacy policies.


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 material chosen will be digitally available to you. Lecture material may be delivered using a variety of flexible learning modes, Discussion Board 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.

A library subject guide is available at http://rmit.libguides.com/nursing



Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching).

A hurdle requirement is necessary in order to demonstrate to the accrediting body (Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council) that you are competent and are being sufficiently assessed against practice-focussed professional standards throughout the course of your program.

HURDLE

Students must attend a minimum of 80% of all tutorials.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Online Multiple choice quiz

Weighting 20%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 3

Assessment Task 2: Video presentation

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Written assignment

Weighting 40%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6