COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH
2015/2016, Semester 1
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Nursing/Alice Lee Ctr for Nursing Stud)
Modular Credits: 4
This module aims to encompass two major components: family therapy and community mental health. The first component will include an overview of family, family assessment, and family health promotion. Major emphases will be placed on theoretical concepts and intervention strategies to family therapy. The second part of the module is designed to provide foundations pertinent to community mental health, mental health promotion, and psychiatric home care. Strategies to provide mental health services to individuals and families dwelling in the community will be strongly emphasised.
Upon completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. describe key concepts relating to family and identify various factors that have impact on family health.
2. discuss family assessment models and develop a plan to apply the models in community settings.
3. delineate the principles, process, and strategies for family health prevention and promotion.
4. compare and elaborate among various theoretical approaches to family therapy.
5. develop a plan to conduct family therapy in Singapore take into account policy, sociocultural background, and environmental contexts.
6. conduct community assessment and identify mental health problems across life span of individuals, families, groups, and community.
7. demonstrate understanding of mental health promotion in the community and psychiatric home care.
8. discuss community-based interventions appropriate to individuals and families with psychiatric/mental health problems.
9. integrate advanced theoretical knowledge, critical thinking, clinical decision-making skills, and empirical evidence in the plans of family therapy and community-based interventions.
10. demonstrate an ability to reflect on their performance.
NUR5401 Advanced Psychopathology
Lectures, Tutorials, Journal Clubs, Discussions
(i) Community health project
(ii) Written Assignments:
Analyses of family interview/therapy
(iii) Others (eg. fieldwork, projects):
Total for CA:
Total for Final Examinations:
(ii) Seminar/Journal clubs:
(iv) Fieldwork, projects, assignments
(v) Preparatory work
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week