Curriculum Guideline

Health Assessment: Community Health & Mental Health

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
NURS 3412
Descriptive
Health Assessment: Community Health & Mental Health
Department
Nursing
Faculty
Health Sciences
Credits
2.50
Start Date
End Term
202020
PLAR
No
Semester Length
15
Max Class Size
24
Contact Hours
3 hours/week
Method Of Instruction
Lab
Methods Of Instruction

It is the intent of faculty to facilitate student learning, and promote critical inquiry, reflection and analytical reasoning through a variety of learning processes such as simulation, practice, observation and demonstration.

Course Description
In this course, students learn the holistic assessment of adults with mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders. They also learn the holistic assessment of individuals, families and groups in a variety of community settings. In addition, students learn a variety of psychomotor skills commonly used in mental health and community health nursing practice. Knowledge development occurs through active participation in a variety of experiential learning strategies.
Course Content

In this course, the holistic health assessment of clients experiencing mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders and clients in a variety of community settings is the focus of discussion.  In addition, a variety of psychomotor skills commonly used in nursing practice with clients in mental health settings and in community health nursing settings are addressed. 

 

Concepts and essential content that will be addressed relative to these topics are listed below.  In addition, the core curriculum concepts are integrated in this course.   

 

Holistic health assessment of clients with  mental health  challenges and/or substance use disorders, and clients in community settings

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Focused assessment
  • Screening for vulnerabilities and  resilience
  • Risk assessment
  • Personal Safety

 

Psychomotor Skills

  • Psychomotor skills commonly used in mental health and community health nursing practice settings
  • Purpose
    • Principles
    • Assessment
    • Engaging with clients
    • Planning
    • Safety
    • Implementation
    • Rationale
    • Evaluation     
  • Relational techniques and skills relevant to community and mental health nursing practice.
Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, the successful student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for holistic, comprehensive and focused assessment of clients with mental health challenges and/or substance use disorders.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for holistic, comprehensive and focused assessment of clients in a variety of community settings.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for the safe implementation of a variety of relational and other psychomotor skills commonly used in mental health and community health nursing practice.
  • Demonstrate the consolidation, integration and application of knowledge in simulated nursing practice experiences.
Means of Assessment

The course evaluation is consistent with Douglas College Evaluation Policy.  A course evaluation schedule and other course evaluation information are provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester.  This is a graded course. 

Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

 

A list of recommended textbooks and materials is provided on the Instructor’s Course Outline which is available to students at the beginning of each semester. 

Prerequisites

NURS 3311 AND NURS 3312 AND NURS 3313 AND NURS 3315 AND NURS 3316

Students in the BSN program are required to maintain a passing grade of 65% (C+) in all courses in order to progress in the program.

Corequisites
Which Prerequisite