University of Technology Sydney

92457 Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

6cp; 3 hrs per week zoom tutorials, 80hrs clinical
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Undergraduate

Description

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.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

Spring session, City campus


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