Students who have completed a previous degree or Masters studies are eligible to apply.
This module will be of interest to nurses, allied health professionals, social workers or managers working in primary and secondary care or the voluntary sector.
Those who may have responsibility for setting up or running a service or who have a case load of patients with long term conditions, inclusive of those with chronic disease and multiple morbidity, can also benefit from this in-depth module.
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 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-skill.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) 62 overall with 60 in each sub-skill.
- IBT TOEFL 80 overall with 18 in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and 21 in speaking.
See our information on English language requirements for more details on the language tests we accept and options to waive these requirements.
Completion of the module provides the opportunity to attain the Learning Outcomes:
- Critically review a range of mental health issues which present alongside physical conditions, or independently, and develop an understanding of theories which underpin person centred care.
- Demonstrate critical knowledge and skills to fulfil the process of a mental health assessment, clinical judgement and decision making, including in an emergency.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of therapeutic approaches that support people experiencing mental health issues and facilitate personal outcomes of care.
- Critically reflect on policy, legislation, professional roles, and models of interprofessional care which enhance services and actively involves the person, their families, carers and wider partners.
Structure and content
You will explore:
- Different professional roles
- Service development
- Mental health issues and approaches to care
- Interpreting and influencing the political agenda
- Inter-professional learning and working
On a practical level, you will be taught how to recognise, assess and care for individuals with mental health issues within everyday practice, as well as formulate a collaborative plan of care with the appropriate professionals and services.
Delivery and assessment
This module is taught entirely online using a wide range of web-based resources, such as films, blogs, research studies, guidelines and policies, online tutorials and discussion forums offering a flexible approach to teaching and learning.
The module is assessed by students carrying out a case study related to their practice and the topic.
Mr Brian Gould and Ms Margaret Conlon
All modules can be linked to specific professional capability/competency frameworks within your practice area. You are encouraged to view your participation within the Masters of Advancing Practice programme as a means of supporting your professional development plans (PDP) and career progression.