Mental Health, Everyone’s Business

In this module, you will explore concepts of mental health and mental illness from biological, psychological and social perspectives.

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Key facts

  • Module codeNURU309
  • Start date 20 Jan 2025
  • Application deadline6 Jan 2025
  • Duration11 weeks
  • Credit value SCQF 20
  • SCQF level Level 9
  • Fees Home: £695, International: £1,274
  • Mode of study part time
  • Delivery online


In this online module, you will explore concepts of mental health and mental illness from biological, psychological and social perspectives.  Attention will be paid to the socioeconomic influences on mental health and the impact that health inequalities has on people’s mental health and resilience. You will cover:

  • Psychological Trauma Theory
  • Contemporary mental health practice
  • Mental health diagnosis and interventions
  • Evidence-based mental health assessment

The impact of psychological trauma on physical, mental and social well-being will be specifically explored. The module is directly aligned to the Informed Level of the Trauma Training Competency Framework (NHS Education for Scotland 2018). This will allow you to contextualise psychological trauma informed care and values-based interactions relating to your own professional role. You will examine a range of relationship-based person centred strategies used within healthcare settings or with specific population groups.  

Focus will be on local, national and international perspectives of mental health as well as vulnerable groups including those who experience health inequalities, women who experience domestic violence, older people and minority ethnic groups, who frequently experience poorer mental health outcomes.  

The module will maximise the inter-professional learning opportunities throughout out the module through online group activities, discussion fora and live synchronous interactive teaching modalities.  

Flexible learning

This short course forms part of the BSc Professional Practice. You can study other stand-alone continuing professional development (CPD) short courses from this degree:

If you’re interested in studying more than one module from this course, please email our Admissions team at to discuss your course of study.

Entrance requirements

This module is available to all health, social care and allied healthcare professionals who are either working in practice or planning to return to practice

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS Academic or UKVI 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-skill.
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 56 overall with a minimum of 51 in each sub-skill.
  • IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing.

See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.


These are the learning outcomes for this module.

LO1: Examine the importance of relationship-based approaches that demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of the individual.  

LO2: Appraise concepts of mental health and wellbeing in the context of your own practice. 

LO3: Examine the skills for recognising and responding to the mental health needs of individuals who experience distress.  

LO4: Evaluate a range of approaches to mental health assessment and interventions. 

Delivery and assessment

The module is delivered using a blend of teaching methods:

  • Live and recorded lectures
  • Open office hours
  • Tutorials
  • Themed, weekly online, interactive Canvas based learning
  • Independent study


The assessment for this module is a two-part essay (2,500 words) that will draw from a case study.

Module coordinator

Mrs Sarudzai Mutebuka


The learning from this module will enhance your evidence based knowledge and understanding to inform your practice and can be used as part of your academic and professional development.

What next?

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If you have any questions about entry requirements for our continuing professional development and short courses, contact our Admissions team.

For all other questions, please use our enquiry form.