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:

Course guide info and changes due to COVID-19: As a consequence of courses being delivered remotely in Semester 2 2020, course guides may not reflect all courses assessments and activities. This is because some information in the course guide is fixed, such as learning outcomes, and some may change according to the semester of delivery. Please refer to Canvas for details regarding your assessment and activities for each of your Semester 2 courses and talk to your course coordinator if you have any questions.


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

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: Dr Alistair Ross

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6634

Course Coordinator Email: alistair.ross@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 201.07.002


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. Express the alteration to mental health as an acute to chronic bio-physiological disease process
  2. Distinguish the components of the complex mental health presentation and its management within the recovery paradigm
  3. Recognise the role of trauma and the importance of early intervention in mental health care
  4. Examine the therapeutic interventions for an acute presentation of a mental illness
  5. Critique treatment options for the psychiatric emergency
  6. Discuss the impact of mental illness on family dynamics
  7. Explore the physical healthcare needs of MH consumers in the mainstream healthcare setting


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 health practice.

Learning activities throughout this course may include modalities such as lectures, podcasts and Echo 360, and discussion board.

Lectures: Lectures and lecture notes are the principal mode of content delivery and will present you with the key concepts and information relevant to the understanding of mental health nursing practice. You will be expected to participate in classroom discussions and to contribute to the learning experiences of your student colleagues.

Self-Directed Learning: You are expected to undertake self-directed 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. The self-directed learning activities will also support your knowledge of the material covered in the formal learning program and enhance the consolidation and application of that knowledge

Teacher Guided Hours: 36 per semester Weekly 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of tutorial or online material

Learner Directed Hours: 84 per semester


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. Lecture material may be delivered using a variety of flexible learning modes such as Echo360, Discussion Board, role plays and 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.


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: Assignment Recovery Care Plan 

Weighting 25%

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

Assessment Task 2: Tutorial Presentation

Weighting 25%

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

Assessment Task 3: Final Examination

Weighting 50%

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