This subject will equip you with evidence-based knowledge and effective skills to care for persons experiencing a wide range of mental health emergencies, and/or presenting with substance induced behavioural emergencies. As a paramedic you need to function effectively in an increasingly demanding and complex environment that impacts upon physical and mental wellbeing and places you at increased risk of mental illnesses such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This subject is designed to assist you to broaden your capacity for self-care; strengthen your emotional resilience; recognise early signs of mental distress, engage in effective therapeutic relationships and identify how to access mental health professionals and services.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Enrolment is restricted to students in the Bachelor of Clinical Practice (Paramedic), Bachelor of Paramedicine, Bachelor of Paramedicine (Honours).
As a student undertaking this subject you will have knowledge and skills gained from your previous years of study and clinical placements in the degree.
NRS243, NRS246, NRS247
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.