Expanding Practice in Mental Health (NURS5075)


The focus of this unit of study is to extend students' ability to engage in advanced mental health nursing practice. Theoretical and philosophical approaches to a range of therapeutic strategies will be examined, and the nature of effective and ineffective interpersonal relationships critically explored. Through application of evidence-based knowledge, students will explore individual, family, and group therapeutic strategies including psycho-education, relaxation strategies, group training, problem-solving skills, social skills training, and solution focused approaches. Students will be provided with structured learning experiences to extend their practice in a number of these areas.

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four intensive, on-campus study days


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

Faculty/department permission required?


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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.