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NUR2200 Mental Health Nursing Care

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery


Pre-requisite: NUR1140 and NUR1200 and CMS1008 and MAT1008 and NUR1099 and NUR2000 and BIO1203 and Students must be enrolled in the following Program: BNUR

Other requisites

Only Students in Plan 16768 (External Education) can enrol in the External offer of this course.


This course enables students to acquire knowledge and to develop attitudes and skills relevant to a critical understanding of the experience and needs of individuals and groups with mental health problems. Emphasis is placed on contemporary nursing and evidence based practice. Students are expected to be able to evaluate current practices within an historical context. Several themes are addressed in the course, including an ethical framework for decision-making and critical self-analysis to explore the concepts of prejudice and stigma. The students will explore the most common and pervasive mental illnesses burdening Australian society such as depression and suicide, substance-related disorders and anxiety. The nursing care of people with serious mental illness such as psychoses, affective disorders, thought disorders and eating disorders will be introduced. The mental health needs of inpatients and special groups such as child and youth, older people, people from rural and isolated areas, Indigenous communities, Ethnic populations and the homeless.. This course will focus on developing your understanding of the experience of the person with the mental illness as well as the presenting condition. The clinical Course NUR3599 Clinical C: Nursing Care for Mental Health will provide opportunities for application of the theoretical material presented in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 External
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2014 External
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba