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Psychosocial Mental Health Care BSc (Hons) - Post-registration

Psychosocial Mental Health Care BSc (Hons) - Post-registration

School of Nursing

UCAS Code

N/A

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Part-time: Two years

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    N/A; Short form:

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BSc (Hons) - Post-registration

Why study this course?

Enhance your knowledge and develop your skills on this part-time Psychosocial Interventions in Mental Health course, developed in collaboration with mental health practitioners, service users and service providers from the North West. Working in accordance with national guidance promoting the provision of evidence-based psychosocial interventions for those experiencing serious mental health problems, this programme uses a structured, recovery-orientated, formulation driven psychosocial approach in collaboration with service-users / families and carers. You’ll have active involvement and contribution from our Comensus Team members (service-user and carer representatives), and enjoy sessions by guest speakers, as they share their experiences of research and practice solutions in implementing psychosocial intervention.

Entry Requirements

For the BSc (Hons) Psychosocial Mental Health Care, applicants must possess:

  • the equivalent of 240 credits, of which 120 must be at Level 5 (this will include the awards of Diploma in Higher Education, BTEC or Foundation degree)

In addition, applicants:

  • must be currently employed within the health or social care field, working with adults with severe and enduring mental illness
  • are required to have organisational support to attend the course
  • are required to be able to set aside one day per week for clinical practice, and
  • are required to have a named suitably qualified clinical supervisor

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

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Course at a Glance

Year 1

Module 1 Working with Individuals from Assessment to Formulation
Module 2 Valuing Research
Module 3 Working with Individuals Using Therapeutic Interventions
Module 4 Working with Families and Carers

Year 2

  • Module 5 Professional Practice Project

The first four core modules (each offering 20 credits at Level 6) run over one academic year, with students studying two modules in each semester (as shown above). In Year 2, students will complete the Professional Practice Project (40 credits at Level 6) which focuses upon how clinical practice is developed and sustained from a psychosocial perspective and how psychosocial intervention impacts upon client and family / carer recovery.

Further Information

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to contemporary mental health practice to equip course students with the confidence and skills they need in implementing evidence-based interventions with service-users and families. This programme focuses upon the development of skills in a range of practical and collaborative psychosocial interventions, which include: coping strategy enhancement; structured problem-solving; cognitive-behavioural intervention; behavioural family intervention; medication management; structured relapse prevention / staying well planning.

Within the course, each module is assessed against the learning outcomes using a variety of methods, which will include: case study; audio-recorded practice session and related reflective account; online MCQ paper and essay (for Valuing Research); essay; structured portfolio.

A series of published literature and texts are recommended throughout the course programme, which are available through the UCLan Library and Information Services. Students will have full access to the University computer facilities, and to the associated eLearn / Blackboard site for this course programme.

Learning Outcome and Aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to contemporary mental health practice to equip course students with the confidence and skills they need in implementing evidence-based interventions with service-users and families. This programme focuses upon the development of skills in a range of practical and collaborative psychosocial interventions, which include: coping strategy enhancement; structured problem-solving; cognitive-behavioural intervention; behavioural family intervention; medication management; structured relapse prevention / staying well planning.

Within the course, each module is assessed against the learning outcomes using a variety of methods, which include: case study; audio-recorded practice session and related reflective account; on-line MCQ paper and essay (for Valuing Research); essay; structured portfolio.

A series of published literature and texts are recommended throughout the course programme, which are available through the UCLan Library and Information Services. Students will have full access to the University computer facilities, and to the associated eLearn / Blackboard site for this course programme.

Testimonials

Students from previous cohorts have provided a range of highly complementary feedback – to quote a few of the students from 2016 & 2017:

  • Helped stimulate my practical learning of providing psychosocial interventions; essential in becoming an effective practitioner
  • Thoroughly enjoyed every lesson and was never bored, even for a moment! Really engaging material, and I thought tutor’s style of teaching was brilliant – very clear and passionate understanding of all of the theory and applicable skills
  • Helped to support my role as a RMN in a mental health team within a Prison; was well presented and supportive teaching
  • It has helped me to understand and help patients more in my practice
  • The role plays gave excellent opportunities to safely experience and share my own individual style and knowledge, with relevant feedback from both facilitators and fellow students
  • Helped me develop confidence and learn new skills which can be brought forward into my practice; learned new knowledge and insight which has helped ground me in practice
  • Very good, very informative; a new style of working that I believe is very relevant to modern day mental health nursing; currently implementing in my own practice
  • I now feel more confident when discussing things with carers and feel more prepared when I work with relatives
  • Changed my view on practice; given me new skills; allowed me to share this with colleagues; stimulated further self-research; shared this with my patient group
  • Brilliant, the best course I have done – really well taught, engaging, and with lots of practical, useful information
  • Excellent facilitation, excellent learning opportunities, well-structured and inclusive of all group members
     

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer, as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from the Post-registration Recruitment Team, Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839 or Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

For further information, please email:
AElliott1@uclan.ac.uk (Course Lead – BSc (Hons) programme), OR
JButler@uclan.ac.uk (Course Lead – Grad Cert programme

Handbook

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Apply Now

You should apply through UCAS to start September 2018 by the UCAS deadline of 15 January 2018

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: TBC

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Industry Links

We have links with NHS Trusts and Independent Sector employers across Lancashire and the North West, and these partner agencies are closely involved in the ongoing quality assurance and development of the course.       

Learning Environment and Assessment

All recommended texts including Journals are available from Library and Information Services. Students will have full access to the University computer facilities. There are also skills labs and recording equipment available for the practice and development of clinical skills.

Within the course, each module is assessed against the learning outcomes using a variety of methods. These include: essay, case study and structured portfolio.

Course Highlights

  • A strong focus upon developing and enhancing practice skills, enabling the practitioner to adopt a structured and highly collaborative approach with service-users and their family-members / carers.
  • Active involvement & contribution from Comensus Team members (service-user and carer representatives), involvement from a family who had just completed a course of family interventions, who shared their experience of this with students.
  • Sessions by guest speakers / facilitators, in sharing their experiences of research and practice solutions in implementing psychosocial intervention several graduates of the Psychosocial Mental Health Care programme have continued to further develop their knowledge and skills through postgraduate study and career opportunities as specialist practitioners.