School Of Nursing And Midwifery

Mental Health Assessment and ApplicationWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400217.3


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Students must be registered nurses with a basic knowledge of mental health, mental illness, and assessment processes at undergraduate level, augmented with experience in mental health settings.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4654 Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Mental Health), 4719 Master of Mental Health Nursing, 4720 Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing or 4721 Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Nursing.

About this Unit
Assessment is an essential component of the nurse/client interaction in mental health/psychiatric nursing. Effective nursing depends on comprehensive, accurate, systematic and continuous data collection. This assists the nurse and client to accurately identify and document critical client issues and formulate management strategies. This unit prepares the student in the area of mental health assessment, in identifying the factors that affect individual/family mental health and applying this knowledge to decisions about appropriate interventions.

4719.1Master of Mental Health NursingCURRENT
4720.1Graduate Diploma in Mental Health NursingCURRENT
4721.1Graduate Certificate in Mental Health NursingCURRENT

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