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NURS404 Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice

Advanced clinical practice in a mental health nursing context. Critique of practice and the application of research and theoretical principles to mental health nursing practice.

Paper title Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS404
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,589.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Prerequisite
NURX 403 or NURS 403
Restriction
NURX 404
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Notes
Students must have had at least two years' clinical experience in a mental health context.
Eligibility
Students are expected to have a minimum of two years' postgraduate clinical experience and be working in a clinical area where they can develop their advanced assessment skills (both physical and psychiatric).
Contact
judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Marie Crowe and Dr Dave Carlyle
Paper Structure
There are four workshops over the course of the paper. During the workshops there will be a mixture of small-group discussions, didactic teaching and experiential learning that involves applying theoretical principles to clinical situations.
Teaching Arrangements
Four 2-day study workshops in Christchurch: attendance at all workshops is compulsory.
Textbooks
A list of readings will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Demonstrate advanced assessment and clinical formulation skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse what constitutes evidence for best practice
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to the delivery of mental health nursing care
  • Demonstrate expert practice working collaboratively across settings and within an interdisciplinary environment
  • Apply advanced-level clinical reasoning processes based on critical analysis of complex clinical situations
  • Show effective nursing leadership and an ability to lead change
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health/socio-economic policies and nursing practice at local and national levels
  • Show scholarly research inquiry into nursing practice in order to provide well-substantiated nursing care

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Assessment

Three essays

Successful completion of this paper requires that the student obtain a passing grade in each assessment item.

Further Information

Judith Stone
Departmental / Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Psychological Medicine
Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Advanced clinical practice in a mental health nursing context. Critique of practice and the application of research and theoretical principles to mental health nursing practice.

Paper title Advanced Mental Health Nursing Practice
Paper code NURS404
Subject Nursing
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester (9 July 2018 - 9 November 2018)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
NURX 403 or NURS 403
Restriction
NURX 404
Limited to
MHealSc, PGCertHealSc, PGDipHealSc
Notes
Students must have had at least two years' clinical experience in a mental health context.
Eligibility
Students are expected to have a minimum of two years' postgraduate clinical experience and be working in a clinical area where they can develop their advanced assessment skills (both physical and psychiatric).
Contact
judith.stone@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Marie Crowe and Dr Dave Carlyle
Paper Structure
There are four workshops over the course of the paper. During the workshops there will be a mixture of small-group discussions, didactic teaching and experiential learning that involves applying theoretical principles to clinical situations.
Teaching Arrangements
Four 2-day study workshops in Christchurch: attendance at all workshops is compulsory.
Textbooks
A list of readings will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Critical thinking, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Demonstrate advanced assessment and clinical formulation skills
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically analyse what constitutes evidence for best practice
  • Demonstrate a creative approach to the delivery of mental health nursing care
  • Demonstrate expert practice working collaboratively across settings and within an interdisciplinary environment
  • Apply advanced-level clinical reasoning processes based on critical analysis of complex clinical situations
  • Show effective nursing leadership and an ability to lead change
  • Demonstrate an understanding of health/socio-economic policies and nursing practice at local and national levels
  • Show scholarly research inquiry into nursing practice in order to provide well-substantiated nursing care

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Assessment

Three essays

Successful completion of this paper requires that the student obtain a passing grade in each assessment item.

Further Information

Judith Stone
Departmental / Postgraduate Administrator
Department of Psychological Medicine
Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences
PO Box 4345, Christchurch, New Zealand
Tel 64 3 372 6704
Email judith.stone@otago.ac.nz

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Timetable

Second Semester (9 July 2018 - 9 November 2018)

Location
Christchurch
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle