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Introduction to Mental Health

Undergraduate | USA-HLTH1052 | 2024

Begin your journey towards understanding mental health. Think about Western influences at play. Learn about stigmas, services, treatment and health care. Learn why social justice is important for people affected by mental health conditions. 

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Enrol by
8 Sept 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
10 weeks
Start dates
1 Apr 2024,
16 Sept 2024

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Introduction to Mental Health

About this subject

  • By the end of this 10-week course, you’ll be able to:

    1. Examine the biopsychosocial, cultural and historical factors that shape the conceptualisation of mental health and common mental illnesses.
    2. Respond to a person having a mental health crisis.
    3. Differentiate between the clinical presentations associated with common mental illnesses.
    4. Explain the statutory regulations that apply to people experiencing serious mental illness.
    5. Explain how recovery values inform contemporary mental health practice.

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0.125 EFTSL
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