units

NUR5214

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitSchool of Nursing and Midwifery
OfferedPeninsula First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Charanjit Singh

Synopsis

In this unit students will study a variety of psychological interventions and counselling. This will include analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and major concepts of each approach. The students will develop a greater self awareness. Students will be assisted in the development of their own unique approaches to psychological intervention with their clients.

Outcomes

On completion of the unit the students are expected to:

  1. Critically analyse a variety of approaches to psychological interventions;
  2. Develop a greater awareness of self and the ways in which personal attributes affect interaction with clients and others;
  3. Demonstrate acquisition of communication skills required for effective psychotherapeutic interaction;
  4. Plan interventions and establish goals to meet the needs of the client;
  5. Practice the relevant skills for effective counselling in a variety of clinical settings;
  6. Discuss a range of contemporary issues in psychological interventions;
  7. Critically appraise the evidence available regarding the efficacy of the approaches to psychological interventions;
  8. Develop an understanding of cultural psychosocial aspects which influence the development of a therapeutic relationship and counselling role.

Assessment

Computer conferences (40%)
Written assignment (60%)
Clinical assessment (Hurdle) (Pass / Fail)

Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Prohibitions

NSG5214