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Understanding Mental Health and Illness

To enable Registered Nurses to further develop their knowledge and skills to effectively engage with people who experience a mental illness and to critically analyse the impact of mental illness has on individuals.

Course Code GCHI701
Level 7
Credits 5


Articulate the aetiology and clinical presentation of major mental illnesses and analyse the impact of these on individuals and family/whanau.

Critically analyse assessment findings and interventions to assist people who are experiencing an altered mental health status.

Critically analyse the concept of recovery and the provision of care, related to people who experience mental illness, from a nursing perspective.

Delivered as part of the following programmes