Promoting Mental Health#

Subject 505-915 (2008)

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

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A total of 26 hours, taught over one week.
Total Time Commitment: Students will be expected to undertake additional study (i.e. 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 optional subject introduces students to the emerging models of mental health promotion, incorporating prevention, early detection and early intervention. The subject also introduces students to the concept of risks and protective factors, provider interventions, community interventions including strengthening community action and participation, and prevention of relapse and disability. Underpinning this is an integrative perspective between social systems, mainstream health and specialist mental health service systems.

Assessment: One assignment 3000-5000 words (100%).
Prescribed Texts: World Health Organization, Geneva 2004 - Promoting Mental Health; Concepts, Emerging Evidence, Practice: Summary Report / a report from the World health Organization, Dept of Mental Health and Substance Abuse in collaboration with the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation (VicHealth) and the University of Melbourne. Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care. Promotion, prevention and early intervention for mental health - a monograph. Mental Health and Special Programs Branch, Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care, Canberra: 2000.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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

Subject 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 Adolescent Health & Welfare
Master of International Mental Health

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