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ASSESSMENT 1 BRIEF
Subject Code and Title HCCSSD103 Mental Health
Length Infographic: 250 words (+/- 10%)
Reflection: 50 words (+/- 10%)
Learning Outcomes The Subject Learning Outcomes demonstrated by successful
completion of the task below include:
a) Explain the importance of assessing mental ill-health and of
promoting and supporting mental health and wellbeing
Submission Due by 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 5.
Total Marks 100 marks
Create a one-page infographic (visual representation) of two common mental health assessment
tools. This infographic must include an explanation of the philosophies underpinning the assessment
tools, processes, purpose, the health professionals who use them and any other considerations
when using these tools to assess the mental health of individuals seeking professional help.
Please refer to the Instructions for details on how to complete this task.
Assessment tools form the basis of care decisions that counselling and community service
professionals make. Although these professions will never diagnose a condition, it is important they
understand the core assessment tools used by mental health professionals (including those that are
diagnostic), so they can best refer or support someone directly. This includes how and when the
tools are used, by whom they are used, their philosophical underpinning and their purpose.
In addition, an aspect of a counsellor or community service professional’s role is resource creation.
Information graphics are a powerful way to educate people about otherwise complex information.
This is especially useful when working with individuals from a non-English speaking background or
with low literacy because they utilise visuals and are not text heavy.
The purpose of this infographic is to provide clear and concise mental health assessment information
to health practitioners. It will act as a quick reference sheet when supporting individuals directly or
determining whom to refer individuals on to for support.
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To complete this assessment, you are required to:
1. Examine the key features of the assessment tools
a) Review the assessment tools – biopsychosocial, DSM-5, ICD-11 and PDM-2 in
Hungerford (2020)) and the manuals) themselves.
b) Determine which of the diagnostic manuals you would like to compare with the
biopsychosocial assessment template. (Important note: You must include a
biopsychosocial assessment template.)
c) Referring to Hungerford (2020, the diagnostic manual and a biopsychosocial template of
your choice, scrutinise each of the tools to identify:
o Its philosophical perspectives on mental health
o Their processes for assessing an individual’s mental health
o Any considerations when deciding on this tool of assessment over another.
2. Sort and synthesise the information:
● Sort and order this information in a logical way to create structure.
● Synthesise the information to fit the word count. What are the most important
aspects to include about the tool?
3. Visualise your information:
● Find three (3) examples of visual models for inspiration to help you visualise your
infographic. (Remember to include citations and references for your sources.)
● Sketch rough ideas for how you might visually convey the assessment information.
● Decide on graphics (relevant images, icons, text, charts, diagrams) that will enhance
● Once you are clear on your approach, communicate your ideas in your sketches to
make your visualisation as clear as possible.
● Submit at least two (2) drafts and the three (3) examples of visual models as an
4. Create your infographic (approximately 250 words)
● Use any method you choose to design your infographic (e.g., Canva).
● Output your infographic as a PDF.
5. Write your reflection (approximately 50 words)
● Write one to two sentences to explain the reasoning behind your choice of
Please refer to the Assessment Rubric for the assessment criteria.
Hungerford, C. (2020). Mental health care: an introduction for health professionals (4
Ed.). John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated.
It is essential that you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research. Please see more
information on referencing in the Academic Skills webpage.
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Submit this task via the Assessment 1 link in the main navigation menu in HCCSSD103: Mental
Health. Your Learning Facilitator will provide feedback via the Grade Centre in the LMS portal.
Feedback can be viewed in My Grades.
All students are responsible for ensuring that all work submitted is their own and is appropriately
referenced and academically written according to the Academic Writing Guide. Students also need
to have read and be aware of the Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and
Procedure and subsequent penalties for academic misconduct. These are viewable online.
Students also must keep a copy of all submitted material and any assessment drafts.
To apply for special consideration for a modification to an assessment or exam due to unexpected or
extenuating circumstances, please consult the Assessment Policy for Higher Education Coursework
and ELICOS and, if applicable to your circumstance, submit a completed Application for Assessment
Special Consideration Form to your Learning Facilitator.
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The following Subject Learning Outcomes are addressed in this assessment
SLO b) Explain the importance of assessing mental ill-health and of promoting and supporting mental health and well-being.
Subject Code and Title: HCCSSD103 Mental Health
Submission Due: 11:55pm AEST/AEDT Sunday end of Module 5
Total Marks: 100 marks
Create a one-page infographic that visually represents two common mental health assessment tools. The infographic should include an explanation of the philosophies underpinning the assessment tools, their processes, purpose, the health professionals who use them, and any other considerations when using these tools to assess the mental health of individuals seeking professional help.
Examine the key features of the assessment tools:
a) Review the assessment tools – biopsychosocial, DSM-5, ICD-11, and PDM-2 in Hungerford (2020) and the manuals themselves.
b) Select a diagnostic manual to compare with the biopsychosocial assessment template.
c) Scrutinize each tool to identify:
Philosophical perspectives on mental health
Processes for assessing an individual’s mental health
Considerations when choosing one assessment tool over another.
Sort and synthesize the information:
Organize the information in a logical way to create structure.
Synthesize the information to fit the word count, focusing on the most important aspects of each tool.
Visualize your information:
Find three examples of visual models for inspiration and provide citations and references for them.
Create rough sketches to visually convey the assessment information.
Decide on relevant graphics (images, icons, text, charts, diagrams) to enhance information sharing.
Submit at least two drafts along with the three visual models as an appendix.
Create your infographic:
Use any method of your choice (e.g., Canva) to design the infographic.
Output the infographic as a PDF.
Write your reflection:
In approximately 50 words, explain the reasoning behind your choice of diagnostic manual.
Ensure you use appropriate APA style for citing and referencing research.
Submit the completed task via the Assessment 1 link in the main navigation menu in HCCSSD103: Mental Health. Feedback will be provided in the Grade Centre in the LMS portal.
Adhere to the Torrens University Australia Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure to avoid academic misconduct.
If you encounter unexpected or extenuating circumstances, follow the guidelines in the Assessment Policy and submit a completed Application for Assessment Special Consideration Form to your Learning Facilitator.