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HNN301 - Mental Health Promotion

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), CBD, Warrnambool, 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:

R Brown

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): E Marangu, Warrnambool: A Morrison

Contact hours:

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


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.


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.


Group project (equivalent 1500 words) 40%, 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

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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