Expanding Practice in Mental Health (NURS5075)


This unit of study is designed to extend students' ability to engage in advanced mental health nursing practice. The unit focuses on enhancing specialist knowledge and skills in a range of psychosocial approaches used in mental health care. Theoretical approaches and philosophical underpinnings 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 skills-based strategies, and psychosocial interventions. Students will be provided with structured learning experiences to extend their practice in these areas.

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distance education/intensive on campus, up to 4 study days


assignment and workplace assessment and essay (100%)

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