Mental Health Capstone

Mental Health Capstone

Semester 2

Students may choose to complete this unit or Neurosciences and Recovery: From the Cellular to the Social. The Mental Health Capstone 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 the final unit of study for students enrolled in the Master of Applied Mental Health Studies and the Master of Psychiatric Medicine.

Learning Outcomes

  • The integration and synthesis of information from a range of relevant sources to create a project.
  • The breadth of competencies to support people with mental illness in pursuing recovery, and implications for student lifelong learning.
  • Demonstrating consistent and judicious use of information technology and compelling and authoritative written and verbal communication.
  • The transferability of psychiatric, mental health and other health research findings across practice settings and disciplines.
  • Implications of Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing for mental health improvements.
  • An advanced and integrated understanding of complex mental health issues through the translation of research outcomes to improve mental health care.
  • Contribution to the generation of new knowledge through research, service evaluation and/or advanced academic endeavour.

Teaching Schedule
Topic 1 Introduction and Orientation
Topic 2 Capstone Experience Toolkit
Topic 3 Working with Quantitative Data
Topic 4 Working with Qualitative Data
Topic 5 Cultural Competency 1: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities
Topic 6 Cultural Competency 2: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
Topic 7 Independent Study
Topic 8 Independent Study
Topic 9 Recovery Revisited
Topic 10 Research Dissemination
Topic 11 In Focus 1: Clinical Contexts
Topic 12 In Focus 2: Interdisciplinarity
Topic 13 In Focus 3: Neurosciences
Topic 14 In Focus 4: Global Mental Health
Topic 15 Summary and Reflection