Mental Health Services Design#

Subject 505-912 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable


Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 26 hours taught over one week.
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional study (ie. outside the stated contact hours) of at least three hours for each hour of contact in this subject.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Centre for International Mental Health
Subject Overview:

This subject will review models of service organisation for effective treatment and care for people with mental disorders. Critical issues that will be considered include: adequate coordination; promotion of continuity of care; ensuring integration and forming linkages with non-health sectors. This subject will consider population needs assessment methods, organisation of services, planning and budgeting for service delivery, and quality improvement for service delivery, as well as human resource development for effective service delivery.

Assessment: One assignment 3000-5000 words (100%).
Prescribed Texts: World Health Organisation. Service Design Guidelines. World Health Organisation, Geneva: 2002.
Recommended Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

Level: 500

Links to further information:
Notes: This subject is a Group 1 elective in the Master of Public Health.

Subject Coordinator: A/Prof Harry Minas 8344 0901

Related Course(s): Master of International Mental Health

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