NURS13130 - Current and Emerging Trends in Mental Health Nursing
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

In this unit you will explore historical contributions and current trends to mental health nursing practice. Evidence based practice, cultural awareness and advanced communication are central concepts to the unit. You will be encouraged to focus on the contemporary role of the mental health nurse.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-reqs

Pre-requisites

Students must have completed 96 credit points and

(NURS11163 Recovery Approach to Mental Health or NURS12150 Recovery Approach in Mental Health) and

(NURS12157 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing or NURS13129 Mental Health and Mental Health Nursing)

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Distance

Website

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Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Explore the broader service context of mental health nursing.
  2. Evaluate differing models of care in relation to holistic mental health nursing practice.
  3. Discuss the importance of evidence based practice for enhancing contemporary mental health nursing practice.
  4. Evaluate the principles of cultural awareness and advanced communication to enable effective collaboration with consumers, carers, families and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to facilitate positive mental health outcomes.

The learning outcomes are linked to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Standards for registered nurses and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia competencies.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving
3. Critical Thinking
4. Information Literacy
5. Team Work    
6. Information Technology Competence        
7. Cross Cultural Competence
8. Ethical practice  

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Written Assessment  

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks. Note:

Nil textbook required.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorEdward Aquin (e.aquin@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Module 1: What is Mental Health Nursing

Week 2 13-03-2017

Module 1: What is Mental Health Nursing

Week 3 20-03-2017

Module 2: Mental Health Nursing Models and Theories

Week 4 27-03-2017

Module 2: Mental Health Nursing Models and Theories

Week 5 03-04-2017

Module 3: Areas of Mental Health Nursing Practice

Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017

Module 3: Areas of Mental Health Nursing Practice

Assessment One Due Friday (21 Apr 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Week 7 24-04-2017

Module 4: Therapeutic Interventions

Week 8 01-05-2017

Module 4: Therapeutic Interventions

Week 9 08-05-2017

Module 5: Multi-disciplinary team relationships and roles

Week 10 15-05-2017

Module 5: Multi-disciplinary team relationships and roles

Week 11 22-05-2017

Module 6: Self-care

Week 12 29-05-2017

Module 6: Self-care

Assessment Two Due Monday (29 May 17) 11:45 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment One
Task Description

Assessment One

The Task: You are required to select an area of Mental Health Nursing practice as your topic for both assessment pieces in this unit. Some suggested topic areas of Mental Health Nursing Practice are:

  • Asylum Seeker / Refugee Mental Health
  • Rural and Remote Mental Health
  • Suicide Awareness

You are required to submit a paper that includes:

a) A rationale or reason for choosing the topic area (500 words)

b) An annotated bibliography with a minimum of 10 sources related to your topic area (1000 words)

c) A reflective piece identifying what you have learned about your topic area from the literature review (500 words)

2000 words

Assessment Due Date Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 9 Tuesday (09-May-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
HD 85-100% D 75-84% C 65-74% P 50-64% F <50% Marks
Structure -15%
Clear and succinct introduction and conclusion that introduces the topic, outlines the direction of the task and draws the task to a logical conclusion 5 Clear and appropriate introduction and conclusion that introduces the topic, outlines the direction of the task and brings the task to a close 4 Appropriate introduction and conclusion that introduces introduction the topic, outlines the direction of the task and brings a sense of closure 3 Introduction and conclusion is apparent and the topic is introduced but there is no clear direction to the task 2.5 No recognizable introduction or conclusion – the topic is not introduced and or there is no direction offered in respect of the task. No recognizable conclusion – Little reference to the main points does not offer a clear conclusion to the task <2.5 /15
The submitted work includes all elements as outlined in the assigned task 5 The submitted work mostly includes all elements as outlined in the assigned task 4 The submitted work often reflects the elements as outlined in the assigned task 3 The submitted work attempts to reflect the elements as outlined in the assigned task 2.5 Submitted work does not reflect the elements required by the assigned task <2.5
Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 5 Generally accurate with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 4 Occasional inaccuracies with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 3 Frequent inaccuracies with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 2.5 Many inaccuracies with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation <2.5
Approach and Argument (65%)
Thorough demonstration that relevance of topic is clearly evident.9-10 Clearly demonstrates that topic is relevant 8 Generally demonstrates relevance of topic 7 Limited demonstration of how topic is relevant. 5-6 Fails to demonstrate relevance of topic <5 /65
Rationale is addressed comprehensively and logically 5 Rationale is approached clearly and logically 4 Rationale is approached mostly clearly and logically 3 Rationale is only partially addressed and is less succinct or repetitive 2.5 Rationale lacks cohesion or clarity <2.5
Annotated Bibliography content is comprehensive and clearly relevant to topic 5 Annotated Bibliography content is clearly relevant to topic 4 Annotated Bibliography content is mostly relevant to the topic 3 Annotated Bibliography content partially addresses topic, is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion 2.5 Annotated Bibliography content is irrelevant to topic and lacks cohesion <2.5
Content provides strongly defined evidence 14-15 Content provides well defined evidence 11-13 Content provides satisfactorally defined evidence 8.5-10 Content provides passable evidence 7.5-8.5 Nil or minimal evidence base <7.5
Reflective approach content demonstrates a comprehensive and informative individual learning perspective 14-15 Reflective approach content demonstrates a strong individual learning perspective 11-13 Reflective approach content demonstrates a satisfactory individual learning perspective 8.5-10 Reflective approach demonstrates a basic from individual learning perspective 7.5-8.5 Reflective approach content demonstrates minimal degree of individual learning perspective <7.5
Content provides comprehensive evidence of critical thinking and decision making ability 14-15 Content provides strong evidence of critical thinking and decision making ability 11-13 Content provides adequate evidence of critical thinking and decision making ability 8.5-10 Content provides some evidence of critical thinking and decision making ability 7.5-8.5 Nil or minimal evidence of critical thinking and decision making ability <7.5
Referencing - 15%
Consistently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations 9-10 Generally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations 8 Frequently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations 7 Occasionally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations 5-6 Fails to or infrequent attempts to integrate up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations <5 /20
Consistently accurate with referencing. Annotated bibliography adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through an extensive reference list. (>10 relevant sources) 9-10 Generally accurate with referencing. Annotated bibliography adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through an ample reference list (>8 relevant sources) 8 Occasional inaccuracies with referencing. Annotated bibliography adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through an adequate reference list (>6 relevant sources) 7 Occasional inaccuracies with referencing. Annotated bibliography adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through a passable reference ( >5 relevant sources) 5-6 Many innaccuracies with referencing. Annotated bibliography does not adhere to APA presentation guidelines. Little/ no evidence of reading widely on the topic through a brevity of reference list. (< 5 relevant sources) <5
Total Marks
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Assessment portal on Moodle site for this unit

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explore the broader service context of mental health nursing.

2. Evaluate differing models of care in relation to holistic mental health nursing practice.

3. Discuss the importance of evidence based practice for enhancing contemporary mental health nursing practice.

4. Evaluate the principles of cultural awareness and advanced communication to enable effective collaboration with consumers, carers, families and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to facilitate positive mental health outcomes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



2 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Assessment Two
Task Description

Assessment Two

Based on your topic from Assessment One, define and discuss current trends of Mental Health Nursing practice related to the area. This may include specific assessment strategies, tools, cultural awareness factors, research activities and/or evidence based interventions. You are encouraged to utilise the resources from your annotated bibliography bolstered by other peer reviewed literature. A minimum of 20 citations are recommended.

2500 words

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Monday (29-May-2017) 11:45 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting 50%
Assessment Criteria
HD 85-100% D 75-84% C 65-74% P 50-64% F <50% Marks
Structure -15%
Clear and succinct introduction and conclusion that introduces the topic, outlines the direction of the task and draws the task to a logical conclusion 5 Clear and appropriate introduction and conclusion that introduces the topic, outlines the direction of the task and brings the task to a close 4 Appropriate introduction and conclusion that introduces introduction the topic, outlines the direction of the task and brings a sense of closure 3 Introduction and conclusion is apparent and the topic is introduced but there is no clear direction to the task 2.5 No recognizable introduction or conclusion – the topic is not introduced and or there is no direction offered in respect of the task. No recognizable conclusion – Little reference to the main points does not offer a clear conclusion to the task <2.5 /15
The submitted work accurately and consistently reflects the topic as outlined in the assigned task 5 The submitted work mostly reflects the topic as outlined in the assigned task 4 The submitted work often reflects the topic as outlined in the assigned task 3 The submitted work attempts to reflect the topic as outlined in the assigned task 2.5 Submitted work does not reflect the topic <2.5
Consistently accurate with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 5 Generally accurate with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 4 Occasional inaccuracies with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 3 Frequent inaccuracies with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation 2.5 Many inaccuracies with spelling, grammar, use of punctuation <2.5
Approach and Argument (65%)
Thorough demonstration that definition of topic and discussion is clearly evident. Comprehensive consideration of all aspects of the assigned assessment task 9-10 Clearly demonstrates that definition of topic and discussion is evident. Broad consideration of most aspects of the assigned assessment task 8 Generally demonstrates that definition of topic and discussion are evident. Adequate consideration of most aspects of the assigned assessment task 7 Limited demonstration of definition of topic and discussion piece is evident. Content partially addresses the assigned assessment task 5-6 Fails to demonstrate definition of the topic and discussion piece; the content does not address the assigned assessment task <5 /65
Content is clearly relevant to current mental health trends, the approach to discussion of the topic is comprehensive and logical 12.5-15 Content is relevant to current mental health trends, the approach to discussion of the topic is comprehensive and logical 9.5-12 Content is appropriate to current mental health trends, discussion is mostly thorough and logical 6.5-9 Content partially addresses current mental health trends, the discussion is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion 3.5-6 Content is irrelevant current mental health trends and the discussion piece lacks cohesion <3
Content is clearly relevant to the mental health practice environment, the approach to discussion of the topic is comprehensive and logical 16.5-20 Content is relevant to the mental health practice environment, the approach to discussion of the topic is comprehensive and logical 12.5-16 Content is appropriate to the mental health practice environment, discussion is mostly thorough and logical 8.5-12 Content is partially appropriate to the mental health practice environment, the discussion is at times repetitive or lacks cohesion 4-8 Content is irrelevant to the mental health practice environment and the discussion lacks cohesion <4
Content provides strongly defined evidence based rationale for all therapeutic interventions 16.5-20 Content provides well defined evidence based rationale for all therapeutic interventions 12.5-16 Content provides satisfactorally defined evidence based rationale for all therapeutic interventions 8.5-12 Content provides passable evidence based rationale for all therapeutic interventions 4-8 No or minimal evidence based rationales provided for some therapeutic interventions <4
Referencing - 20%
Consistently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect all ideas, factual information and quotations 9-10 Generally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations 8 Frequently integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations 7 Occasionally integrates up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations 5-6 Fails to or infrequent attempts to integrate up-to-date references to support and reflect ideas, factual information and quotations <5 /20
Consistently accurate with referencing. Reference list adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through an extensive reference list, all of which are used in the body of the activities. (>20 relevant sources) 9-10 Generally accurate with referencing. Reference list adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through an ample reference list, all of which are used in the body of the text. (>18 relevant sources) 8 Occasional inaccuracies with referencing. Reference list adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through an adequate reference list, all of which are used in the body of the text. (>16 relevant sources) 7 Occasional inaccuracies with referencing. Reference list adheres to APA presentation guidelines. Evidence of reading widely on the topic through a passable reference list, all of which are used in the body of the texts. ( >15 relevant sources) 5-6 Many innaccuracies with referencing. Reference does not adhere to APA presentation guidelines. Little/ no evidence of reading widely on the topic through a brevity of reference list. Not all of which are used in the body of the text. (< 15 relevant sources) <5
Total Marks
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Submit to Moodle assessment portal for this unit

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Explore the broader service context of mental health nursing.

2. Evaluate differing models of care in relation to holistic mental health nursing practice.

3. Discuss the importance of evidence based practice for enhancing contemporary mental health nursing practice.

4. Evaluate the principles of cultural awareness and advanced communication to enable effective collaboration with consumers, carers, families and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to facilitate positive mental health outcomes.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice




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