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92451 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing (Graduate Entry)

6cp; 3hpw (face-to-face tutorial), 120hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): 92449 Health Assessment and Nursing Therapeutics
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



In this subject students learn concepts about mental health presentations and care generally and within the specialised context of mental health care settings, acute and community based. Mental health across the lifespan is explored including: perinatal mood disorders, child, adolescent and older person mental health, and the recovery process. As this is a foundational mental health clinical subject, students explore a range of skills in assessment such as mental state examination, risk assessment, physical assessment and attending to family and carers' needs. Students also begin to develop the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for mental health nursing practice, therapeutic communication and reflective practice. This subject explores personal and professional resilience to better enable students to work effectively with complex presentations in mental health and generalist care settings.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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