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HNN301 - Mental Health Promotion

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Waterfront (Geelong)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

This unit is only available to students enrolled in courses D355, D381, D387, D392, H326.

Unit chair:

Rhonda Brown

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): Elijah Marangu, Warrnambool: Adele Morrison

Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class or equivalent cloud presentation/s  1 x 2 hour seminar

Note: You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit forms part of the Parallel Nursing Studies cluster and aims to extend students’ knowledge of mental health issues and nursing practice exploring the social, economic, environmental, and political factors that influence mental health. Students will examine areas of risk and protective factors for mental health with a focus on contemporary mental health issues across the lifespan. In addition, students are provided with opportunities to examine the key role of nurses in identifying risk factors, early intervention, mental health promotion, and prevention of mental health problems.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Group project (equivalent 1500 words) 40%

Assessment task 2: Assignment (2000 words) 60%

Prescribed texts

Hungerford, C, Clancy,R, Hodgson,D, & Jones,T 2012, Mental Health Care, An Introduction for health professionals, Wiley, Australia.

Recommended texts

Barry, M and Jenkins, R 2007, Implementing Mental Health Promotion, Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia.

Unit Fee Information

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