School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Mental Health for CommunitiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400773.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students are expected to have knowledge and understanding of mental health / mental health concerns and be able to relate it to clinical nursing practice for individuals and their families.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled 4694 Master of Primary Health Care, 4695 Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care, 4719 Master of Mental Health Nursing, 4720 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, 4735 Master of Nursing (Professional Studies) or 4745 Master of Mental Health Nursing (Nurse Practitioner).

About this Unit
Evolving diversity and changes within societies mean that what are understood as adaptive and maladaptive lifestyles, behaviours and attitudes towards mental illness and traditional healing approaches will vary greatly. This unit presents an outline of the themes and topics central to discussions of mental health and illness within a community. It examines the influences of stereotype and stigma, environment, culture, adaptive ability and support systems for psychological well-being while considering approaches which focus on and promote resilience, attachment, a sense of belonging and empowerment. Contemporary mental health and illness issues relating to selected vulnerable groups will be explored.

4694.1Master of Primary Health CareSUSPENDED
4695.1Graduate Diploma in Primary Health CareSUSPENDED
4735.1Master of Nursing (Professional Studies)CURRENT
4736.1Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Professional Studies) (exit only)CURRENT

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