Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) Articulated Set

includes:

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)
Associate Degree in Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]
Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Health Science (Mental Health) AssocDegHlthSc(MentalHlth)

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) BHlthSc(MentalHlth)

Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health) DipHlthSc(MentalHlth)

Availability

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) (4409MH)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Associate Degree in Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)

To be admitted in the Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health) applicants will:

  • be of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background;
    and
  • demonstrate an aptitude to undertake this course through previous relevant experiences in the field of mental health and Indigenous issues;
    AND, if required:
  • have completed a bridging program.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)

Charles Sturt University credit regulations will apply. Credits will be assessed and given for relevant prior learning in the field of mental health, mental health nursing, Indigenous health and Indigenous mental health.

Associate Degree in Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]

Charles Sturt University credit regulations will apply. Credits will be assessed and given for relevant prior learning in the field of mental health, mental health nursing, Indigenous health and Indigenous mental health.

Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]

Charles Sturt University credit regulations will apply. Credits will be assessed and given for relevant prior learning in the field of mental health, mental health nursing, Indigenous health and Indigenous mental health.

Articulation

The Bachelor, Associate Degree [Exit Point Only] and Diploma [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Health Science (Mental Health)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Associate Degree in Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health) [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

This course of 192 points duration consists of the following eight and sixteen point subjects:

MHP105 Primary Health Care: Mental Health (8cp)
MHP109 The Body, Illness and Health (8cp)
MHP111 Clinical 1 (16cp)
MHP112 History, Social and Emotional Wellbeing (8cp)
MHP113 Introduction to Pharmacology in Mental Health (8cp)
MHP114 Human Development Across the Lifespan (8cp)
MHP115 Introduction to Substance Use: Alcohol and Other Drugs (8cp)
MHP211 Clinical 2 (16cp)
MHP212 Healing Our Spirit: Grief, Loss and Yarning (8cp)
MHP213 Crisis and Assessment Management (16cp)
MHP214 Primary Health Care: Community Development (8cp)
MHP209 Mental Health, Law and Ethics (8cp)
MHP216 Suicide Prevention (8cp)
MHP301 Research in Mental Health (16cp)
MHP302 Professional Issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health (16 cp)
MHP311 Clinical 3 (16cp)
MHP312 Sexual Assault, Family Violence and Associated Trauma (8cp)
MHP313 Working with Families and Diverse Communities (8cp)

Enrolment Pattern

Full-time Distance
Year 1 (Session 1)
MHP105 Primary Health Care: Mental Health
MHP109 The Body, Illness and Health
MHP111 Clinical 1 (commencing)
MHP112 History, Social and Emotional Wellbeing
Year 1 (Session 2)
MHP111 Clinical 1 (completing)
MHP113 Introduction to Pharmacology in Mental Health
MHP114 Human Development Across the Lifespan
MHP115 Introduction to Substance Use: Alcohol and Other Drugs

Students may be awarded a Diploma of Health Science (Mental Health) if they exit the course having successfully completed 64 points

Year 2 (Session 1)
MHP211 Clinical 2 (commencing)
MHP212 Healing Our Spirit: Grief, Loss and Yarning
MHP213 Crisis and Assessment Management (commencing)
MHP214 Primary Health Care: Community Development
Year 2 (Session 2)
MHP209 Mental Health, Law and Ethics
MHP211 Clinical 2 (completing)
MHP213 Crisis and Assessment Management (completing)
MHP216 Suicide Prevention

Students may be awarded an Associate Degree in Health Science (Mental Health) if they exit the course having successfully completed 128 points

Year 3 (Session 1)
MHP301 Research in Mental Health (commencing)
MHP302 Professional Issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health (commencing)
MHP311 Clinical 3 (commencing)
MHP312 Sexual Assault, Family Violence and Associated Trauma
Year 3 (Session 2)
MHP301 Research in Mental Health (completing)
MHP302 Professional Issues for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health (completing)
MHP311 Clinical 3 (completing)
MHP313 Working with Families and Diverse Communities


Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

MHP111 Clinical 1
MHP211 Clinical 2
MHP311 Clinical 3

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

MHP105 Introduction to Primary Health Care: Mental Health
MHP109 The Body, Illness and Health
MHP111 Clinical 1
MHP112 History, Social and Emotional Wellbeing
MHP113 Introduction to Pharmacology in Mental Health
MHP114 Human Development Across the Lifespan
MHP115 Introduction to Substance Use, Alcohol and Other Drugs
MHP209 Mental Health, Law and Ethics
MHP211 Clinical 2
MHP212 Healing Our Spirit: Grief, Loss and Yarning
MHP213 Crisis and Assessment Management
MHP214 Primary Health Care: Community Development
MHP216 Suicide Prevention
MHP301 Research in Mental Health
MHP302 Professional Issues in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health
MHP311 Clinical 3
MHP312 Sexual Assault, Family Violence and Associated Trauma
MHP313 Working with Families and Diverse Communities

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Contact

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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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