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The Graduate Diploma in Mental Health Nursing consists of 96 credit points.
The program is structured to enable you to:
- critically analyse the impact of ideological and political discourses on the development of Australian healthcare policies and practices
- critically analyse the impact of changing technologies on clinical practice
- conceptualise future directions in healthcare policies and practices
- explore the nature and implications of moral and legal accountability, responsibility and liability in professional practice
- discuss the nature and implications of human rights and social justice considerations in healthcare domains
- examine critically key ethical and legal issues relevant to professional healthcare practice in institutional and community-based settings
- critically describe the models of health education, and the principles of adult learning and health promotion
- analyse the concept of multiculturalism as applied to Australia with particular reference to the health care system
- examine critically different approaches to health care research
You must complete eight courses (12 credit points each) consisting of seven core courses and one elective.
Core courses (complete all seven)
- Foundations of Mental Health Nursing Partnerships (Semester 1)
- Context of Mental Health Nursing (Semester 1)
- Therapeutic Initiatives in Mental Health (Semester 1)
- Dual Diagnosis and Community Work (Semester 1)
- Mental Health Nursing Clinical Portfolio (Semester 2)
- Assessment Analysis in Mental Health Nursing (Semester 2)
- Health Inquiry Critique (Semester 2)
Elective courses examples (choose one)
- Foundations of Narrative Counselling
- Leadership and Management
- Loss, Trauma and Grief
- Quality Improvement for Health Care Professionals
- Forensic Psychology
- Parent-Infant Mental Health
Note: The Graduate Diploma of Mental Health Nursing forms the first two semesters of the Master of Mental Health Nursing. Students completing the Graduate Diploma at RMIT are only required to complete one additional semester of full-time study to obtain the master qualification. A part-time option is also available.
The program is based on the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN) Credentialing Guidelines.
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