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HNN301 - Mental Health Promotion

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

Must be enrolled in course D355, D381, D387, H326, H329

Unit chair:

Stephane Bouchoucha

Campus contact:

Waterfront (Geelong): Elijah Marangu
Warrnambool: Lorraine Mielnik





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 1 hour class or equivalent cloud (online) presentation/s, 1 x 2 hour seminar per week


*CBD refers to Institute of Koorie Education – Community Based Delivery


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 task 1: Assignment (equivalent 1500 words) 40%
Assessment task 2: Assignment (equivalent 2500 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.

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