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Discipline: Mental Health / Psychiatric Technician Certificate: Mental Health Technology - Psychiatric Technician - T1279
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing and Pharmacology for PT MENT 58D
  • 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)
Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians Clinical MENT 58L
  • 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)
Clinical Experience MENT 56L
  • 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)
Introduction to Interviewing and Counseling MENT 40
  • 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)
Introduction to Psychiatric Technology MENT 70
  • 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)
Introduction to Psychiatric Technology Clinical Technicians MENT 70L
  • 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.
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1A
  • Differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Demonstrate psychology is a science by explaining how psychology utilizes the scientific method.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal observations and / or experiences.
  • Identify the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, core empirical findings, and historic trends in psychology.
  • Compare and contrast major theoretical perspectives of psychology (e.g., psychoanalytic, behavioral, humanistic, etc.)
  • Apply concepts and theories from the following general domains: (a) biological bases of behavior and mental processes, (b) sensation and perception, (c) consciousness, (d) learning and memory, (e) cognition, intelligence, and language (f) lifespan development (g) motivation and emotion, (h) gender and sexuality, (i) stress and health, (j) social psychology, (k) personality, and (l) psychological disorders and approaches to treatment.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal experience.
  • Compare and contrast research methods in psychology, including advantages and disadvantages of each (e.g., observation, case study, survey, correlational method, experimental method).
  • Distinguish between scientific and non-scientific methods of understanding.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Introduction to Psychology - Honors PSYC 1AH
  • Be able to differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Explain how psychology utilizes the scientific method
  • Apply psychological principles to personal experiences.
  • Students will analyze the relationship between social institutions and human behavior.
Medical-Surgical Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians MENT 56
  • 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)
Nursing Care of the Developmentally Disabled Person MENT 72
  • 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)
Nursing Care of the Developmentally Disabled Person - Clinical MENT 72L
  • 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)
Psychiatric Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians MENT 73T
  • 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)
Psychiatric Nursing for Psychiatric Technicians Clinical MENT 73L
  • 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)