HSCO603 – He Oranga Tangata / Foundations of Practice in Mental Health and Addictions

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Module code
HSCO603
Module title
He Oranga Tangata / Foundations of Practice in Mental Health and Addictions
Prescription
Students will develop an understanding of mental health and addiction issues and their impacts upon the lives of whnau and their support systems. Students will develop a beginning Recovery oriented practice which is informed by theory and practice frameworks. Skills in screening, identification and assessment of issues will be developed. Students will learn skills in facilitating groups in the mental health and addiction context.
Programmes
  • HL7000
  • HS1602
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
30
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
120
Self directed hours
180
Total learning hours
300
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1.Describe and analyse theories of mental health and addiction.
2.Analyse Maori, western and other cultural practice frameworks within mental health and addictions contexts.
3.Articulate and apply a Recovery approach to practice that is informed by relevant framework and strategy documents.
4.Demonstrate screening and brief intervention skills in mental health and addiction contexts.
5.Demonstrate group psychoeducation facilitation and process skills in mental health and addictions contexts.

Content
-Concepts of mental health, mental illness and addiction including sociological, psychological and biological
-Screening, identification and brief assessment of mental health and addiction issues including a consideration of risk
-Theories of mental health and addiction including Mori, western and other cultural positions
-Practice frameworks for mental health and addiction, including relevant national strategy documents and practice frameworks
-Values and attitudes and skills for working in/with mental health and addictions contexts
-Group dynamics, group process and facilitation, and their application in mental health and addiction contexts
-Philosophy principles and application of a Recovery based practice
-Categories of mental health and addiction issues including a critical consideration of diagnosis and classification
-Factors that promote wellbeing
-Factors that contribute to mental health and addiction issues including the impacts of trauma and abuse
-Stigma and discrimination and social exclusion and their impact on the lives of tangata whai ora with mental health and addiction issues including the effect of stigma and discrimination upon whnau/family and other support networks
Teaching and Learning Strategy
May include: Project-based Learning; Flipped Classroom; Blended Learning; Work-Integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods may include workshops and practical classes, tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities & discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio, practice simulation.

Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple components.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning outcomes, and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass this module.

Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at the commencement of the module. This will be updated annually.