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HSIP816 – Mental Health and Addiction Practice

Module code
Module title
Mental Health and Addiction Practice
The aim of this module is to extend and deepen awareness, understanding and skills relevant to the Mental Health and Addiction practice for those not working in secondary mental health settings. This includes an understanding of services frameworks and pathways; models of stress and coping, wellbeing and illness; and practical skills in applying screening, assessment and best practice informed responses relevant to mental health and addiction. Course material has a strong focus on integrating cultural factors and responding to socio-economic determinants of health throughout.
  • HL0502
  • HS1102
  • HS1103
  • HS1701
  • NU0010
NZQA Level
Level 7
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
1. Critically understand the relationships between culture socio -economic determinants of health, mental wellbeing, mental illness and addiction.
2. Demonstrate competence and specialist skills and knowledge involved in screening, and brief assessment for professional mental health and addiction practice.
3. Analyse and interpret complex cases, providing culturally appropriate and comprehensive responses.
4. Critically understand systems of care in Mental Health and Addiction services in a variety of settings
Socio- economic determinants of health
Cultural safety and cultural responsiveness in mental health and addiction practice and service delivery.
Mental wellbeing, mental illness and addiction
Impact of adverse /traumatic experiences on mental health and addiction
Screening and assessment models of care
Planning, intervention, referring and monitoring
Legal and ethical practice
Best practice evidence for practice
Systems of care
Screening, assessment and best practice informed responses skills
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Including: Project-based Learning; Blended Learning; Work-integrated Learning; Inclusive Practices.
Methods include workshops and video conference tutorials, case-based learning, inquiry-based learning, group activities and discussion, supported online learning, e-portfolio.
Assessment Criteria
Students are required to successfully pass both assessment components to pass this module.
Students need to provide evidence against all learning out comes and gain an overall mark of 50% to pass the portfolio with a minimum of 40% in each part of the portfolio.
Students gaining a fail grade for the OSCE component will be offered one opportunity to resit.

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