This course is for practitioners working in mental health, alcohol and other drugs services. It is delivered in two parts via online classroom, followed by a two hour (approximate) online assessment. To support the training, there are recommended self-study options provided (details below).
Learners will receive training in all the essential knowledge and skills required to satisfactorily achieve competency in observing and documenting the mental state examination (MSE).
As a nationally accredited course, it is audited to ensure it meets current industry expectations and reflects the latest evidence-based practice methods and knowledge, as well as industry best practice standards.
Part one (4 hours) provides an introduction to MSE, general appearance and behaviour, speech, mood and affect, perception.
Part two (4 hours) continues on to cover thought content, thought form/flow, insight, judgement, cognition.
||Hours of active learning
||2 four-hour sessions + 2 hour online assessment
||7:00 (For those completing the assessment: 9:30)
More information about this course is available in the handout: 10881NAT Course in Observing and Documenting the Mental State Examination - Course handout
Unique Student Identifier (USI)
Provision of a USI is a Federal Government requirement since 1 January 2015, for all participants of accredited training within Australia. To obtain a USI register as a student via www.usi.gov.au
It is imperative you read the Pre-course information booklet as it contains course pre-readings (e.g. clinical terminology; quick reference guide). The booklet provides details about the course, scope of practice, rights, responsibilities and other expectations associated with undertaking this course.