HLTHSCI 705 : Mental Health and Addiction for Health Professionals
Medical and Health Sciences
2022 Semester One (1223) (30 POINTS)
HLTHCI 705 is a clinically focused person-centered course that addresses mental health and addictions is primary care and other health care contexts. This course covers the experience of mental health and addiction problems, collaborative assessment and clinical intervention. Students are expected to engage with the person-focused philosophy of the course to extend their understanding of the lived experience of mental health and addiction problems, and what clinicians can do to help. There is an emphasis on working collaboratively in multidisciplinary teams and across health and social sectors.
Capabilities Developed in this Course
|Capability 1:||Disciplinary Knowledge and Practice|
|Capability 2:||Critical Thinking|
|Capability 3:||Solution Seeking|
|Capability 4:||Communication and Engagement|
|Capability 5:||Independence and Integrity|
|Capability 6:||Social and Environmental Responsibilities|
- Identify and analyse the person-centred approach integrating cultural safety and diversity principles to the care and treatment of people with mental health and addiction problems. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 and 6.2)
- Synthesise existing theoretical knowledge and integrate it with their own understanding of the range of mental health and addiction problems experienced in primary care populations. (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 and 6.2)
- Analyse the interrelationships of coexisting mental health, addiction and physical health problems (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 6.1 and 6.2)
- Evaluate the pharmacological and non-pharmacological models of therapeutic intervention and change for people with mental health and addiction problems. (Capability 1.1, 2.2, 3.1, 4.1, 5.2, 6.1 and 6.2)
- Demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of the effects of adverse life events on mental health and/or addiction problems. (Capability 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 5.1, 5.2 and 6.2)
- Critique the social and economic impact of mental health and addiction diagnoses. (Capability 2.1, 2.2, 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 and 6.1)
- Critically reflect on and articulate the ways in which different perspectives and theoretical approaches inform and challenge their personal and professional viewpoints and actions when providing care for people with mental health and addiction problems (Capability 1.1, 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 5.1 and 5.2)
|A Person-Centred Approach to Understanding Mental Health and Addiction Problems||30%||Individual Coursework|
|Clinical assessment and Reflection||35%||Individual Coursework|
|Care Plan and Critical Evaluation of Therapeutic Interventions||35%||Individual Coursework|
|Assessment Type||Learning Outcome Addressed|
|A Person-Centred Approach to Understanding Mental Health and Addiction Problems|
|Clinical assessment and Reflection|
|Care Plan and Critical Evaluation of Therapeutic Interventions|
This course is a standard 30 point course and students are expected to spend 10 hours per week involved in each 15 point course that they are enrolled in.
For this course, you can expect 48 hours of lectures, a 1 hour tutorial, 30 hours of reading and thinking about the content and 30 hours of work on assignments and/or test preparation.
Attendance is expected at scheduled activities including lectures and tutorials to complete components of the course.
Lectures will be available as recordings. Other learning activities including tutorials may be available as recordings.
The course may include live online events including group discussions or tutorials.
Activities for the course are scheduled as block delivery.
Course materials are made available in a learning and collaboration tool called Canvas which also includes reading lists and lecture recordings (where available).
Please remember that the recording of any class on a personal device requires the permission of the instructor.
At the end of every semester students will be invited to give feedback on the course and teaching through a tool called SET or Qualtrics. The lecturers and course co-ordinators will consider all feedback and respond with summaries and actions.
Your feedback helps teachers to improve the course and its delivery for future students.
Class Representatives in each class can take feedback to the department and faculty staff-student consultative committees.
The University of Auckland will not tolerate cheating, or assisting others to cheat, and views cheating in coursework as a serious academic offence. The work that a student submits for grading must be the student's own work, reflecting their learning. Where work from other sources is used, it must be properly acknowledged and referenced. This requirement also applies to sources on the internet. A student's assessed work may be reviewed against online source material using computerised detection mechanisms.
Class representatives are students tasked with representing student issues to departments, faculties, and the wider university. If you have a complaint about this course, please contact your class rep who will know how to raise it in the right channels. See your departmental noticeboard for contact details for your class reps.
All students are asked to discuss any impairment related requirements privately, face to face and/or in written form with the course coordinator, lecturer or tutor.
Student Disability Services also provides support for students with a wide range of impairments, both visible and invisible, to succeed and excel at the University. For more information and contact details, please visit the Student Disability Services’ website http://disability.auckland.ac.nz
If your ability to complete assessed coursework is affected by illness or other personal circumstances outside of your control, contact a member of teaching staff as soon as possible before the assessment is due.
If your personal circumstances significantly affect your performance, or preparation, for an exam or eligible written test, refer to the University’s aegrotat or compassionate consideration page https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/academic-information/exams-and-final-results/during-exams/aegrotat-and-compassionate-consideration.html.
This should be done as soon as possible and no later than seven days after the affected test or exam date.
In the event of an unexpected disruption, we undertake to maintain the continuity and standard of teaching and learning in all your courses throughout the year. If there are unexpected disruptions the University has contingency plans to ensure that access to your course continues and course assessment continues to meet the principles of the University’s assessment policy. Some adjustments may need to be made in emergencies. You will be kept fully informed by your course co-ordinator/director, and if disruption occurs you should refer to the university website for information about how to proceed.
The delivery mode may change depending on COVID restrictions. Any changes will be communicated through Canvas.
Student Charter and Responsibilities
The Student Charter assumes and acknowledges that students are active participants in the learning process and that they have responsibilities to the institution and the international community of scholars. The University expects that students will act at all times in a way that demonstrates respect for the rights of other students and staff so that the learning environment is both safe and productive. For further information visit Student Charter https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/students/forms-policies-and-guidelines/student-policies-and-guidelines/student-charter.html.
Elements of this outline may be subject to change. The latest information about the course will be available for enrolled students in Canvas.
In this course students may be asked to submit coursework assessments digitally. The University reserves the right to conduct scheduled tests and examinations for this course online or through the use of computers or other electronic devices. Where tests or examinations are conducted online remote invigilation arrangements may be used. In exceptional circumstances changes to elements of this course may be necessary at short notice. Students enrolled in this course will be informed of any such changes and the reasons for them, as soon as possible, through Canvas.