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Mental Health Department SLOs


Course Number Course Name Objectives
MENT 58D Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing and Pharmacology for PT
  • Students successfully completing Ment 58D will be able to identify classifications of medications that are utilized for specific body system disorders
  • Students successfully completing Ment 58D will be able to identify body system disorders and the correct nursing interventions.
  • Students successfully completing MENT 58D will be able to apply the principles of the nursing process as it relates to the patient's medical disorders.
  • Student completing MENT 58D will describe the nursing care for the diseases in various body systems.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 58D will be able to identify categories of drugs as the drugs relate to identified body systems.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 58D will be able to identify abnormal assessments that require intervention.
  • 80% of students successfully completing Ment 58D will be able to identify body system disorders and the correct nursing interventions.
  • Describe endocrine, cardiovascular, nutritional, digestive, ventilation, elimination, urological, neurological, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. (mo)
  • Identify the diseases of the endocrine , cardiovascular, nutritional, digestive, ventilation, elimination, urological, neurological, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. (mo)
  • Explain the symptoms for diseases in the endocrine, cardiovascular, nutritional, digestive, ventilation, elimination, urological, neurological, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. (mo)
  • Describe nursing care for diseases in the endocrine, cardiovascular, nutritional, digestive, ventilation, elimination, urological, neurological, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. (mo)
  • Describe dietary issues related to care provisions for the diseases in endocrine, cardiovascular, nutritional, digestive, ventilation, elimination, urological, neurological, sensory and musculoskeletal systems. (mo)
  • Demonstrate accurate drug calculations. (mo)
  • Describe appropriate medication administration procedures. (mo)
  • Describe drug classifications. (mo)
MENT 58L Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians Clinical
  • Student successfully completing MENT 58L will demonstrate competency in nursing processes of assessing, designing, implementing and evaluating nursing treatment plans.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 58L will demonstrate correct technique for tracheal suctioning.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 58L will be able to safely prepare and administer an injection.
  • Student successfully completing Ment 58L will demonstrate correct technique for urethral catheterization.
  • Student successfully completing Ment 58L will demonstrate competency in utilizing the nursing process by designing a care plan including assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient outcomes
  • Explain scope of practice. (mo)
  • Administer medication safely. (mo)
  • Intervene accurately and appropriately. (mo)
  • Assess and design treatment plans. (mo)
  • Evaluate treatment plans. (mo)
MENT 56L Clinical Experience
  • Student successfully completing MENT 56L will demonstrate accurate skills assessing body systems.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 56L will utilize safe practice by preventing and recognizing hazards, potential injuries and infectious agents.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 56L will accurately do a head to toe assessment.
  • 100% of students successfully completing Ment 56L will be able to describe and apply the principles of the nursing process to organize the patient care.
  • Students successfully completing Ment 56L will be able to follow correct procedural guidelines to administering medications safely.
  • Assess client’s status using Roy’s Adaptation Model in understanding, creating, implementing and evaluating nursing care plans. (mo)
  • Calculate medication dosages. (mo)
  • Demonstrate and practice safe medication administration with supervisor. (mo)
  • Describe structure and function of the human body as it relates to client care. (mo)
  • Utilize safe practice by preventing and recognizing hazards, potential injuries and infectious agents. (mo)
  • Utilize theory concepts of aging as they relate to the bio-psycho-social aspects of care. (mo)
  • Utilize theory concepts of culture as they relate to the bio-psycho-social aspects of care. (mo)
  • Practice within the current standards of the Psychiatric Technician Law. (mo)
MENT 40 Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling
  • Student successfully completing MENT 40 will use appropriate therapeutic communication tools in an interview scenario.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 40 will utilize interviewing techniques to attain data to assist with problem identification.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 40 will demonstrate use of active listening.
  • Demonstrate awareness of personal skills in the helping professions. (mo)
  • Identify personal prejudgement and therapeutic responses to working with individuals from a different race, ethnic, religious, educational, socio-cultural background. (mo)
  • Determine where and in which circumstances particular counseling skills and methods are most applicable and appropriate. (mo)
  • Develop one-on-one counseling skills in mock counseling sessions. (mo)
  • Use helping micro skills including nonverbal skills, listening skills, reflecting, paraphrasing, challenging, and goal setting. (mo)
MENT 70 Introduction to Psychiatric Technology
  • Student completing MENT 70 will comprehend scope of practice
  • Student successfully completing MENT 70 will understand laws regarding Mental Health issues.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 70 will understand laws pertaining to developmental disabilities
  • Students completing MENT 70 will identify tasks that fall within and without the psychiatric technician scope of practice.
  • Students successfully completing MENT 70 will describe process of positive behavior support.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 70 will identify laws regarding mental health issues.
  • Describe development patterns. (mo)
  • Discuss behavior modification terminology. (mo)
  • Describe etiology of mental retardation. (mo)
  • Explain scope of practice. (mo)
  • Explain laws related to involuntary commitments. (mo)
  • Relate development theories to analysis of personality and values. (mo)
MENT 70L Introduction to Psychiatric Technology Clinical Technicians
  • Formulate and demonstrate components of behavior modification positive behavior support plans.
  • Assess sensorimotor skills.
  • Assess characteristics of etiologies and discuss interventions.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 70L will demonstrate role function of student in the clinical setting.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 70L will demonstrate correct assessment using Mental Status Exam
  • Student successfully completing MENT 70L will demonstrate clinical practice within scope of practice
  • Student completing MENT 70L will demonstrate role function of psychiatric technician student in the clinical setting.
  • Assess personality development using various models.
  • Demonstrate appropriate scope of practice for Psychiatric Technicians.
  • Demonstrate correct assessments of a clients' mental status using mental status exams.
  • Apply principles of human development.
  • Use professional standards and ethics.
  • Apply principles of ‘normalization’ to client and environment.
MENT 56 Medical-Surgical Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians
  • Student successfully completing MENT 56 will be able to describe the organization of body systems
  • Student successfully completing MENT 56 will be able to describe proper procedure for administering oral medication.
  • Prepare nursing records and documentation.
  • Students enrolled in MENT 56 will be able to identify and describe body systems
  • Students enrolled in Ment 56 will be able to identify the conceptual framework utilized by the program
  • Students enrolled in Ment 56 will be able to describe the proper procedure for administering medications
  • Students enrolled in Ment 56 will be able to describe and apply the principles of the nursing process
  • Relate interaction between body systems. (mo)
  • Identify body systems. (mo)
  • Apply nursing care related to body systems. (mo)
  • Determine and use safe practice of administering medication. (mo)
  • Explain nursing process in context to scope of practice. (mo)
  • Calculate medication dosages for all age levels. (mo)
  • Identify the conceptual framework utilized by the program. (mo)
  • Describe and apply the principles of the nursing process. (mo)
  • Describe proper procedure for administering medications. (mo)
MENT 72 Nursing Care of the Developmentally Disabled Person
  • Student completing MENT 72 will design behavior plans.
  • Student completing MENT 72 will demonstrate effective intervention using a behavior plan.
  • Student completing MENT 72 will evaluate results of a behavior plan
  • Identify industry-standard methods and techniques for treatment plan development using principles of behavior modification and positive behavior support. (mo)
  • Describe "person-centered" attitude and approaches to training. (mo)
  • Describe treatment protocols for various etiologies, with a "risk vs. benefit" analysis for each intervention. (mo)
  • Define normalization protocols. (mo)
  • Identify principles of sensorimotor training and integration. (mo)
  • Explain and demonstrate use of various types of adaptive equipment. (mo)
  • Describe normal sexuality and issues related to individuals diagnosed with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (mo)
  • Contrast human development norms with the developmentally disabled. (mo)
  • Develop patient-specific Individual Program Plans (IPPs). (mo)
MENT 72L Nursing Care of the Developmentally Disabled Person - Clinical
  • Apply professional standards related to clinical practice. (mo)
  • Perform correct application of orthotic equipment. (mo)
  • Student successfully completing MENT 72L will demonstrate assessment of behavior training plans.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 72L will develop a behavior plan
  • Student successfully completing MENT 72L will implement a behavior plan
  • Student successfully completing MENT 72L will evaluate a behavior plan
  • Student will demonstrate competency in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a treatment plan.
  • Student will create operationalized training goals.
  • Student will identify functionally equivalent adaptive behaviors to replace identified client maladaptive behaviors.
  • Student will create interventions for identified client sensory-motor deficits.
  • Demonstrate "person-centered" approach to teaching, training, and care. (mo)
  • Demonstrate industry-standard practice to assessment, development, implementation, and evaluation of training plans. (mo)
  • Calculate accurate medication dosages. (mo)
  • Administer medication correctly. (mo)
  • Apply sensorimotor intervention techniques correctly. (mo)
  • Utilize normalization principles when performing planning, training, and care. (mo)
MENT 73T Psychiatric Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians
  • Student successfully completing MENT 73T will accurately identify symptoms associated with the diagnostic classifications of mental illness.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 73T will develop an active treatment plan for a person with a particular clinical diagnosis.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 73T will develop an appropriate patient education group for persons with particular clinical diagnoses.
  • Assess symptoms associated with the diagnostic classifications of mental disorders. (mo)
  • Recognize behavioral indicators of effectiveness of psychotropic medications. (mo)
  • Identify therapeutic communication techniques and assertiveness skills to utilize with clients diagnosed with various mental disorders. (mo)
  • Demonstrate competency in leadership skills by active participation in care plan development and implementation with the interdisciplinary team. (mo)
  • Practice within the scope of a licensed psychiatric technician. (mo)
MENT 73L Psychiatric Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians Clinical
  • Students completing MENT 73L will demonstrate therapeutic protocols and communications during interactions with assigned clients
  • Student successfully completing MENT 73Lwill demonstrate the ability to document therapeutic interactions.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 73Lwill demonstrate therapeutic interactions within scope of practice in a mental health setting .
  • Demonstrate assessment competency and use of Mental Status Exam. (mo)
  • Explain classifications of mental disorders. (mo)
  • Demonstrate therapeutic protocols and communications during interactions with assigned clients. (mo)
  • Demonstrate leadership in treatment plan coordination. (mo)
  • Demonstrate leadership in treatment plan coordination. (mo)
  • Administer appropriate medication required for treatment to assigned patients in the clinical setting. (mo)
MENT 82 Work Experience in Mental Health Technology
  • Student completing MENT 82 will develop a minimum of 3 objectives in new learning experiences.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 82 will examine and analyze the role of a professional in developmental disability and or mental health.
  • Student successfully completing MENT 82 will apply skills learned in previous courses to a worksite situation.
  • Examine and analyze the role of a professional in developmental disability and or mental health. (mo)
  • Apply skills learned in previous courses to a worksite situation. (mo)
  • Develop a minimum of three objectives in new learning experiences. (mo)
  • Develop and apply an industry-standard work ethic and interpersonal skills. (mo)
  • Summarize and perform duties in compliance with work plans. (mo)
AD 1 Alcohol/Drug Dependency
  • Students will be able to describe the term "addiction" and explain various theories of causation.
  • Students successfully completing AD 1 will be able to discuss the development of drug control in the US legal system.
  • Students will be able to Identify and describe the different psychoactive substances used in America . (MO)
  • Students will be able to Identify and describe different approaches used in the treatment of addictions. (MO)
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of substance abuse on the community, family, and individual. (MO)
AD 3 Chemical Dependency: Intervention, Treatment and Recovery
  • Students successfully completing AD 3 will be able to identify and describe various modalities in the treatment of addictions.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe the etiology and symptomology of addiction. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to list methods of intervention in addiction. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe medical and behavioral models of addiction treatment. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to analyze the effectiveness of major treatment modalities and support systems in recovery. (MO)
AD 5 Chemical Dependency: Prevention and Education
  • Students successfully completing AD 5 will be able to compare and contrast drug program effectiveness
  • Students successfully completing AD 5 will be able to identify each of the five steps involved in developing a prevention program.
  • Students successfully completing AD 5 will be able to examine different prevention programs overall projected effectiveness based on research analysis.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify societal attitudes toward alcohol and drug abuse. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify groups considered "at risk" for drug abuse and addiction in the community. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to summarize governmental and law enforcement efforts to stop drug trafficking and sales (locally, nationally, and internationally. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify each of the five steps involved in developing a prevention program. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to examine different prevention programs and evaluate their effectiveness based on research analysis. (MO)
AD 10 Client Record and Documentation
  • Employers will be satisfied with students charting skills
  • Students successfully completing AD 10 will demonstrate record keeping that meets legal and ethical standards.
  • Students successfully competing AD 10 will be able to write treatment plans with behavior objectives.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the purpose of client record documentation. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe record keeping that meets legal and ethical standards. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to utilize terminology and standard abbreviations in order to use clinical records as a treatment tool. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to prepare effective discharge and aftercare planning documentation in clinical records. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the process of biopsychosocial assessment of clients. (MO)
AD 6 Dual Diagnosis
  • Students successfully completing AD 6 will be able to describe the relationship between psychiatric disorders and substance abuse.
  • Students successfully completing AD 6 will be able to identify and assess the major psychiatric disorders that co-occur with substance use disorders.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe the social and political issues effecting the treatment of co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to evaluate the effectiveness of evidence-based treatment approaches for clients with co-occurring disorders. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and understand the use of psychiatric medications for treatment of mental illness and addiction. (MO)
AD 9 Family Counseling
  • Students successfully completing AD 9 will be able to accurately analyze and describe the dynamics of the addictive family.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to Identify and explain dynamics of a “normal” family system and the dynamics of a “dysfunctional” family system. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain and apply the use of the genogram as a family counseling and assessment tool. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to accurately assess, identify and analyze family problems/needs and implement appropriate interventions.(MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate competency in basic family counseling skills through role-play and experiential exercises. (MO)
AD 8 Group Process and Leadership
  • Students successfully completing AD 8 will be able to demonstrate 5 specific skills/techniques required as an effective group leader for competency in role-playing situations.
  • Students successfullly completing AD 8 will demonstrate competency in basic group counseling skills.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain group process as a vehicle of personal change. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to apply and demonstrate effective group counseling skills. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to compare and contrast interventions for specifically identified problems with resistance and denial.(MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and apply various counseling theories and techniques in group settings. (MO)
AD 4 Issues in Domestic Violence
  • Students successfully completing AD 4 will be able to explain theories of domestic violence.
  • Students successfully completing AD 4 will be able to explain anger management interventions.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to identify and explain the primary theories of domestic violence. (MO
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explain the relationship between substance abuse and domestic violence. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to assess, identify, and analyze client problems/needs and implement appropriate interventions in relation to domestic violence. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to describe the social and psychological dynamics of domestic violence. (MO)
AD 2 Physiological Effects of Alcohol/Drugs
  • Students successfully completing AD 2 will describe the effects of psychoactive substances on the brain and body.
  • Students successfully completing AD 2 will be able to describe and explain different theories relative to the etiology of addiction.
  • Students successfully completing AD 2 will be able to identify the types and functions of neurotransmitters in the brain.
  • Students will be able to describe the impact of drugs and alcohol on society as a whole. (MO)
  • Students will be able to identify and analyze the short and long-term effects of alcohol and drugs on the body. (MO)
  • Students will be able to identify and describe current evidence based practices in the treatment of addictions. (MO)
AD 11 Techniques of Intervention and Referral
  • Students successfully completing AD 11 will be able to implement active listening skills during counseling sessions.
  • Students successfully completing AD 11 will demonstrate proficiency in basic counseling skills.
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to explore beginning approaches in counseling.(MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate one-on-one interviewing techniques. (MO)
  • Students successfully completing the course will be able to demonstrate basic counseling skills in a role playing situation. (MO)