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Unit Code: NMH867

Unit Name: Nursing Management of Mental Health Problems/Disorders

Description: This course extends and develops the student’s existing understanding of the major mental disorders and explores the various classification systems used for psychiatric diagnosis. The nursing care of clients with psychotic, affective, cognitive, anxiety and personally problems will be discussed. The impact of substance use on the physical and psychological status of the user will be covered together with treatment and prevention of substance use.

Learning Target Outcomes: On successful completion of the course, the students will be able to: 1. Explain the biopsychosocial determinants of ones’ mental health status. 2. Evaluate the impact of the various psychotropic medications on the client’s mental status and behaviour. 3. Develop appropriate nursing care plans for specific mental health problems/disorders. 4. Devise a specific nursing strategy for client with intellectual disability. 5. Formulate the nursing management of client with Organic/Cognitive Disorder. 6. Demonstrate the ability to recognise the mental health needs of the client and use appropriate nursing measures to care for them. (Clinical practice).

Prerequisite: NMH864, NMH865 & NMH866

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 30

Offered In: Semester 2