Enhancing Healthcare Practice in Mental Health Nursing module (NM30208)

Enhance knowledge, skills and values in the role of the mental health nurse and learn about managing deterioration, and physical and palliative care needs.

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This module aims to enhance your knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes in order to lead and manage complex healthcare, across the lifespan, in various healthcare settings. This includes maintaining health, managing ill-health, and promoting self-care and self-management. You will explore a nurse's role and responsibilities in leading and co-ordinating integrated care across contexts.

This module is the final field module within the mental health nursing curriculum.

What you will learn

In this module, you will:

  • learn about complex trauma
  • learn about substance use
  • find out about neurodiversity and learning disabilities
  • learn about gender identity
  • explore mental health across the lifespan
  • explore mental health environments
  • explore discourse and mental health
  • prepare for your role as a newly qualified practitioner

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • understand and apply nursing management of complex and uncommon conditions
  • be aware of mental health nursing care for people in complex environments, as well as managing complexity associated with your role
  • interpret the role of discourse on contemporary mental health thinking, both locally and globally
  • engage in the mental health nurse’s role and responsibilities in leading care for people across the lifespan with complex needs

Assignments / assessment

  • online portfolio (pass/fail)
  • poster (50%)
  • presentation (50%)

This module does not have a final exam.

Teaching methods / timetable

  • lectures
  • case presentations
  • replications of ward and multidisciplinary meetings
  • guest speaker lectures



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