Mental Health Promotion - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Critical discussion paper (25%) , Assignment 2 - Briefing paper (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,800.00
International 3,050.00

This unit will focus on mental health promotion, prevention and early intervention in Australia and internationally. A public health approach to mental health promotion with evidence based case studies will be adopted. The prevalence of mental health problems and disorders in Australia and internationally and national and international strategic directions will be discussed. The unit will include a focus on groups across the lifespan: infants, children, adolescents, adults, older people and priority populations including Aboriginal people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. debate the focus of mental health promotion and prevention within the context of the mental health field
  2. apply key health promotion principles and theoretical concepts to make recommendations for mental health promotion programs
  3. critically discuss issues associated with the implementation of mental health promotion programs
  4. communicate your understanding of mental health promotion and prevention issues.
  • Assignment 1 — Critical discussion paper (25%)
  • Assignment 2 — Briefing paper (30%)
  • Assignment 3 — Project plan (45%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Broadband access

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Introduction to mental health promotion and prevention
2Influences of mental health
3Anxiety and stress
4Mental health during the early years
5Mental health during the school years
6Mental health during the adult years
7Settings for mental health promotion targeting young people
8Mental health promotion and prevention among Indigenous communities
9Mental health promotion and prevention among culturally and linguistically diverse communities
10Promoting mental health in the community

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbook information for this unit is currently being updated and will be available soon. Please check back regularly for updates. Alternatively, visit the The Co-op website and enter the unit details to search for available textbooks.

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