92436 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing6cp; 3hpw (tutorials, on campus), 80hrs (clinical). To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Laboratory classes will now run in an intensive format and not as originally timetabled. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
Requisite(s): ((42 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90330 Standard entry (BN) OR 42 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM91040 Standard Program) AND 92433 Assessment and Therapeutics in Health Care 2)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
In this subject, students learn about mental health nursing care. As this is a foundational mental health clinical subject, students will be introduced to various mental health issues and diagnoses. Students will also learn about the mental status examination, which is a rudimentary mental health nursing skill. Students will begin to develop knowledge, attitudes and skills required for mental health nursing, therapeutic communication and reflective practice. The content of this subject is updated regularly, and evidence based sources are used in the formation of tutorial content. Relevant to the Australian context, statistical information is primarily sought from the Australian Bureau of Statistics and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. The development of critical thinking and respect for evidence are of primary focus in this subject.
Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
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