UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

SWSP5614 Theory and Practice: Mental Health

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit provides a critical overview of key international and national theoretical perspectives on mental health in the context of Australian social, political and cultural practice. Students apply and evaluate theoretical knowledge and skills for practice with young people and adults who have a mental health problem and with their families and communities.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) demonstrate an advanced understanding of the theories, modalities and frameworks that are an essential part of the modern biopsychosocial conceptualisation of mental illness; (2) demonstrate knowledge of a wide range of biopsychosocial interventions for mental health presentations; (3) identify and articulate theoretical and clinical knowledge required for understanding and engaging clients with a diagnosed mental illness; (4) demonstrate a more sophisticated conceptualisation of psychiatric diagnoses; and (5) apply conceptual and theoretical explanations of mental illness to real clinical situations.
Assessment Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Dr Mark Sachmann
Contact hours 30 hours
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.meddent.uwa.edu.au/Units/SWSP5614/SEM-1/2017

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