Clinical Practice in Mental Health (NURS2007)


This practice-focused unit is the second mental health nursing unit in the program, and extends the foundation knowledge and skills gained in the initial mental health nursing unit. This unit provides students with an opportunity to develop their understandings of mental health problems and to explore a range of complex mental health issues across the lifespan. The needs of special populations are explored, including perinatal mental health, infant, child and adolescent mental health problems, and the mental health of older persons. Therapeutic approaches used in mental health are a particular focus and students will have the opportunity to extend their knowledge and skills in specific individual and group evidence-based interventions. The unit aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to provide evidence-based interventions and contribute to service developments which promote socially inclusive mental healthcare for individuals, families and communities. Holistic approaches that will be taught include recovery focused and supportive interventions to help consumers take control of their own mental health and wellbeing.

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


13x2-hr lectures, 8x2-hr tutorial, and clinical placement (120-hrs)


Student assessment (100%) conducted throughout the semester, as advised within the relevant unit of study outline

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


36 Year 1 credit points including NURS2004



Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.