Hauora ā Hinengaro ā Kahungatanga Addictions & Mental Health for Nursing

    Course details

    • Code: NURS.6118
    • Fee: $856*
    • Level: 6
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Nursing
Study optionsFull-time
Time in class50 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)January
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Tauranga (Windermere)
Related programmes Bachelor of Nursing;

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to introduce studentsto the impact on mental health of substance abuse and addiction; on the individual whānau/family, iwi and community from an Aotearoa New Zealand. Students will examine key concepts that support the holistic health outcomes of people experiencing addiction from a nursing perspective.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Investigate the holistic nature of addiction, substance use and misuse, and its influence on the mental health of individuals, whānau families, iwi and communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  2. Evaluate treatment management, including rehabilitation and recovery approaches for people experiencing addiction.
  3. Explore legislation, ethics, policies, and strategies that relate to nursing people experiencing addiction.
  4. Examine evidence based nursing practice, utilized in planning and delivery of nursing care for people experiencing addiction.
  5. Utilize a bi-cultural perspective to analyse health promotion and prevention strategies that aim to reduce addiction.

*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017