PDC54241 - Mental Health Nursing - An Introduction

Duration2 hours
Course codePDC54241


This online micro-credential introduces concepts that will assist you to develop an understanding of the nursing care of people with mental health problems or conditions. The micro-credential is broad in its content. It explores historical aspects of mental health, symptomatology and diagnosis, relationship building and a look at you - the 'person' in the nurse. It also covers the Recovery Model and the important perspectives from consumers or service users which will assist you in your understanding of mental health care delivery.

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Career Opportunities

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Structure & Availability

Standard Micro-Credential Structure

2 hours

  1. Briefly, outline the history of mental health
  2. Compare the historical and contemporary mental health models
  3. Outline the recovery approach
  4. Compare psychotic and affective disorders, personality and anxiety disorders
  5. Identify key elements of a mental health assessment
  6. Recognise the benefits of person-centred care
  7. Explore the settings and role of mental health nurse practitioners.


Online Quiz


There are no specific entry requirements, however, students enrolling in this course should work in the healthcare profession.

Fees & Scholarships

How to apply

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Simply set up an account on the site to pay and access the micro-credential you wish to study.