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Advanced Mental Health Practice (SW4714) Short Course

Advanced Mental Health Practice (SW4714) Short Course
This module enables experienced practitioners to practice at an advanced level. It enables students to critically reflect on their existing mental health knowledge and practice and to explore further the complex challenges and theoretical, moral and ethical dilemmas for their professional decision-making.

A range of modules are available to enhance your knowledge, develop skills and further your CPD. Credits can be gained on a standalone modular basis or used to achieve one of the School of Social Work, Care and Community’s CPD target awards.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course

Ancillary Award:

CPD

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Usually within 1 semester, with 5 attendance days comprising 4 taught sessions and 1 day undertaking experiential and reflective learning, plus self-directed study time.

School:

School of Social Work, Care and Community

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

May (Bespoke options available)

Entry Requirements:
This module is aimed at those working in mental health services, and who wish to develop further awareness and reflective skills. It is also suitable for people who are interested in mental health more broadly.

All candidates need to ensure that they have a relevant undergraduate degree at 2:2 or above, or evidence of their ability to study at postgraduate level.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This module enables experienced practitioners to practice at an advanced level. It enables students to critically reflect on their existing mental health knowledge and practice and to explore further the complex challenges and theoretical, moral and ethical dilemmas for their professional decision-making. The module provides opportunities to enhance knowledge and understanding of changing legal and policy contexts.

Topics covered include:

• Understanding and reflecting on complex case management; relationship based practice, professional boundaries and collaborative practice, and personal and professional values and ethics in practice;

• Reflecting on autonomous and independent professional decision-making, diversity, discrimination, stigma, anti-oppressive practice and reflecting on the appropriate use of authority;

• Understanding therapeutic, legal, social and medical models and service users’ and carers’ perspectives as well as human rights and the promotion of social justice and equality

• Understanding of relevant concepts such as ‘evidence-based practice’, ‘critical reflection’ and ‘recovery’, and reflecting on concepts of ‘risk’ and need.

20 Credit Module at Level 7

Learning Environment & Assessment:

Short reflective ‘workbook’ and short presentation. Both relate to critical reflection on mental health.

Academic Expertise

Jill Hemmington, Module Leader

Learning outcome & aims

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
  • Critically reflect on the skills and competence required for advanced mental health practice
  • Critically explore the complex challenges in the delivery of mental health services
  • Critically reflect on current practice and explore further the complex challenges and theoretical, moral and ethical dilemmas that arise
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the value and ethical bases underpinning advanced mental health practice
  • Critically reflect on service users’ and carers’ experiences of mental health services
  • Critically evaluate the conflicts and dilemmas in relation to mental health legislation and policy.

Industry links & professional accreditation

We have great links with employers including household names such as Sony, BAE Systems and Apple. We also have links with the smaller companies in the region and offer help and assistance to more than 1,000 of these – with many of our graduates staying in the region it is important we develop these relationships.

Work experience and international opportunities

At UCLan we work with a range of businesses and organisations, many of which provide work experience opportunities and project briefs to enable to you gain real work experience whilst you undertake your postgraduate programme. Your course tutor will advise on opportunities available within your course and the UCLan Careers Team can provide help, advice and guidance on how to apply for them and how to make the most of these opportunities.

Graduate Careers

The UCLan Careers Team offer ongoing supportive careers advice and guidance throughout your course and after graduation, along with a range of modules, work experience opportunities and events to help you acquire the skills to make you stand out to potential employers in today’s competitive market.

Testimonials

UCLan is recognised for its outstanding course provision which gives students the skills, knowledge, and personal attributes necessary to succeed at the University and in their future careers. To find out more about the experiences of our students, read our success stories.

Progression Routes

This module can be completed towards the Professional Development and Practice or Specialist Practice with Adults Postgraduate Certificate, or the Professional Development and Practice Postgraduate Diploma.

On successful completion of this module students can continue their professional development studies by undertaking other modules to gain a Postgraduate Certificate. We offer further progression with Postgraduate Diploma and MA awards. For full details on the school’s CPD offering and progression routes please visit www.uclan.ac.uk/socialworkcpd

 

Fees & Funding

For further information contact UCLan
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Non-standard part-time fees £650 per 20 credit module 2016/17

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.

Please contact the CPD team for specific guidance to support you in completing an application and to ensure it is directed appropriately once submitted. You will be advised to apply through the University Online Application System.

Individuals should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Should you have any further questions about the application or enrolment process please contact the CPD team on:
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361/3408
Email: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Should you have any further questions about the module or application process:
Centre for CPD
School of Social Work, Care & Community
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE
Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361
socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk

This module can be delivered on site for groups of staff, to help meet your workforce development needs. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

 

About UCLan

Centre for CPD

School of Social Work, Care & Community

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 894361

Email: socialworkcpd@uclan.ac.uk