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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2008.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: TOTAL: 214 hours (54 lectures/tutorials/seminars, 160 clinical practicum) |
Total Time Commitment: Approximately 232 hours Students are expected to devote approximately 36 hours a week (for 3 weeks) to this subject and 40 hours per week for four weeks during clinical practicum.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||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 courses. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Course Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.|
CoordinatorDr Philip Maude
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject introduces students to an understanding of the dimensions of the nursing role in mental health and illness of individuals across the life-span. Students will examine the principles and practices of psychiatric, mental health nursing for patients experiencing an acute or chronic mental illness. This subject will explore and discuss: National Mental Health Plan, major psychiatric disorders, mental health law, psychiatric nursing assessment, advocacy, consumer involvement, collaborative care models, and treatment services. The pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of psychotropic medication and issues related to medication management for people experiencing mental illness will be discussed.
In the clinical practicum under the guidance of clinical educators/ preceptors, students will gain experience in acute, sub acute or community psychiatric services that enable them to meet the learning objectives of this subject .
The major focus for the clinical practicum component of this subject is the integration of the principles of psychiatric mental health nursing and clinical decision making. On completion of the subject it is expected that students, while providing therapeutic interventions are able to incorporate the further collection of health assessment data and adjust care accordingly for 1-2 patients.
At the completion of this subject students should be able to:
|Assessment:||Theoretical component - 60% 2,000-word case study (week 7) - 25%Three-hour written examination (exam week) - 35%Clinical component (week 13) - 40%3. Clinical Practicum equivalent to 3,000 words inclusive of: performance appraisal assessment; 4 x 250-word clinical event analyses 4 x 250-word medication logs Hurdle Requirement 4. 15-minute drug calculation test Students must pass the theoretical, clinical and hurdle components to achieve a pass in the subject|
|Prescribed Texts:||Bullock, S., Manias, E., & Galbraith, A. (2007). Fundamentals of pharmacology (5 th ed.). Australia: Frenchs Forest: Pearson Education Gatford, J., & Phillips, N. (2002). Nursing calculations (6 th ed.). Melbourne: Churchill Livingstone. Meadows, G., Singh, B., & Grigg, M. (2007.) Mental health in Australia: Collaborative community practice (2 nd ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press. Roper, C. (Ed.). (2003). Sight unseen: conversation between service receivers on mental health nursing and the psychiatric service system. Melbourne: CPNRP|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||At the completion of this subject, students should be able to demonstrate: |
|Links to further information:||http://www.nursing.unimelb.edu.au/|
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