University of Technology Sydney

92015 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing (Graduate Entry)

6cp; 1hpw (lecture), 2hpw (tutorial), 160hrs (clinical)
Requisite(s): 92017 Health Assessment and Nursing Therapeutics
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



Students explore a range of issues related to the promotion of health and the nursing care of people in need of mental health care, the impact for their families and carers, and the importance of mental health nursing in all health care settings including inpatient and community-based services. The knowledge, attitudes and skills required for contemporary mental health nursing practice – such as interpersonal skills to build and maintain therapeutic relationships, assessment processes, therapeutic interventions, development of partnerships with consumers in their recovery, inter-professional collaboration and reflective practice – are explored. Mental health nursing practice that places the consumer at the centre of all mental health services is a key feature of this subject.

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Spring session, City campus

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