Mental Health: Self and others

Queensland University of Technology

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Mental Health: Self and others

  • Host University

    Queensland University of Technology

  • Location

    Brisbane, Australia

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit takes a biopsychosocial approach to understand what is happening for those experiencing mental health issues and how nurses as health professionals can support consumers, their families and carers. This unit will facilitate the development of required attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver person-centred nursing care based on recovery and independence to promote positive messages in challenging stigma and discrimination. The course themes emphasised in this unit are evidence-based practice, cultural safety, and person-centred care.


    Learning Outcomes

    Successful completion of this unit requires students to provide evidence of the ability to:

    1. Apply principles of cultural safety and reflect on self to articulate the role of self in person-centred mental health care and therapeutic use of self
    2. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the challenges and factors that can compromise mental health for ourselves and others in order to promote positive mental health and wellbeing
    3. Conduct a biopsychosocial and mental status assessment to create a clinical formulation, informed by the recovery model, to enhance the provision of consumer focused care
    4. Describe key mental health issues and work with consumers and carers to address needs and promote recovery across the care continuum applying the Recovery Model
    5. Explain and apply knowledge of the mental health act and mental health standards for practice.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.