Mental Health Capstone (300304)

Mental Health Capstone (300304)

Level ~ Masters
Availability ~ Semester 2
Type ~ Core

Pre-Requisite:  Research and Project Planning (300302)

This unit builds on the skills, knowledge and understanding developed in the Research and Project Planning unit. Students critically evaluate and consolidate their knowledge and learning experiences, related to the Course Learning Outcomes and Graduate Attributes, in a project, generating new knowledge or insights which can be applied to the improvement of mental health care, development of their professional career, or as a first step toward further postgraduate study. The Mental Health Capstone is a final unit of study for students enrolled in the Master of Applied Mental Health Studies, and the Master of Psychiatric Medicine.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the unit, students will be able to:

  • Integrate and synthesise information from a range of relevant sources to actively create a project that incorporates and values contributions of people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and communities.
  • Critically reflect upon the breadth of competencies to support people with mental illness in pursuing recovery and the implications for student lifelong learning.
  • Consistently and judiciously use information technology; communicate via a compelling and authoritative written and verbal style.
  • Apply, review and evaluate the transferability of psychiatric, mental health and other health research findings across practice settings
    and disciplines.
  • Analyse implications of Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing for mental health improvements.
  • Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of complex mental health issues through the translation of research outcomes to improve mental health care.

Weekly Schedule
Week 1 Introduction to Capstone studies and Toolkit
Week 2 Cultural Competency 1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Week 3 Cultural Competency 2: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
Week 4 Working with Quantitative Data workshop
Week 5 Working with Qualitative Data workshop
Week 6 Recovery Revisited
Week 7 Research Translation
Week 8 Independent Study
Week 9 In Focus 1: Clinical and Practice Contexts
Week 10 In Focus 2: Interdisciplinarity
Week 11 In Focus 3: Neurosciences
Week 12 In Focus 4: Global Mental Health
Week 13 Independent Study
Week 14 Research and Project Dissemination
Week 15 The Future of Psychiatry