Mental Health: Practice and Theory (SCWK6920)


This unit of study focuses on: the Fourth National Mental Health Plan, the Revised National Standards for Mental Health (2010 ) and the National Practice Standards for the Mental Health Workforce (2002). It looks at theoretical underpinnings; the policy framework and the implications for practice. It adopts a constructively analytical approach and enables students to make links with their workplaces. This unit is also available as a single unit of study to professionals who wish to undertake this as a stand-alone unit.

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Participation (15%); 1x case study re. two practice standards (35%); 1x academic essay (50%)

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