Course Title: Complex Mental Health, Trauma and Recovery

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Complex Mental Health, Trauma and Recovery

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)

NURS2098

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

NURS2098

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022

NURS2103

Sale Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011

NURS2104

Hamilton Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012

Course Coordinator: Themba Sibanda

Course Coordinator Phone: -

Course Coordinator Email: themba.sibanda@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Bundoora West

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required prior study (Pre-requisites)

 


Course Description

Complex Mental Health, Trauma & Recovery builds on prior study in Mental Health Nursing and Human Development. In this course you will learn about acute and complex mental health presentations including the role of trauma that often underpins these. You will conceptualise mental illness as a chronic disease and learn about the importance of a consumer focussed , recovery based approach to assessment and treatment. Early intervention, risk assessment and the physical healthcare of MH consumers in the mainstream healthcare setting will also be examined.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Outcomes for BP032 Bachelor of Nursing Program 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 3: Maintains the capability for practice
  • PLO 4: Comprehensively conducts assessments
  • PLO 5: Develops a plan for 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. Evaluate mental health models of care in context of the Victorian legislation related to the latest Mental Health Act in providing care to consumers with complex mental health care needs. 
  2. Demonstrate knowledge and interaction skills in dealing effectively and appropriately with consumer complex mental health issues.
  3. Apply diagnostic tools to conduct comprehensive mental state assessments and risk assessments. 
  4. Justify therapeutic interventions for complex mental health.
  5. Critically analyse contemporary research to inform knowledge base in caring for consumers with dual diagnosis and comorbidities of complex mental health, substance use and physical health.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will use a range of learning activities including recorded 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 health practice.

Learning activities will include recorded lectures, face to face tutorials, group work, class discussion, self-directed learning exercises including directed reading of academic literature. This literature may include journal articles, exercises based on readings and reflective exercises.


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 selected material will be digitally available to you. Pre-recorded lecture material will be provided in canvas. RMIT will provide you with additional resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems accessed via your course canvas site.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Online Test

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2 & 4

Assessment Task 2: Case Study Presentation

Weighting 30%

This assessment task supports CLOs 2, 3 & 5

Assessment Task 3: Written Assignment

Weighting 40%

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