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Community Research and Mental Health Cert

Community Research and Mental Health Cert
The University Certificate in Community Research and Mental Health course aims to develop and extend students’ knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in conducting community based research in the field of mental health.

Our Community Research and Mental Health course has been developed for people involved in national community engagement projects. It is an essential element of these projects and the course will be scheduled to fit the needs of particular projects. Studying Community Research and Mental Health course could also be of interest to individuals who would like to conduct research within their own community.

The course consists of a single module that focuses on community-based research and a half module that focuses on issues around mental health.

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Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Cert

Level:

Undergraduate

Study Mode:

Part time

Delivery Method:

Campus

Course Length:

Part-time: At least three months

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College

Campus:

Preston

Start Date:

September

Entry Requirements:
This course is intended for anyone aged 17 or over, who is involved in conducting community-based work and would benefit from study at this level.

Course Content

Course Outline:
This course aims to develop and extend students’ knowledge and understanding of the issues involved in conducting community based research in the field of mental health. The course consists of a single module that focuses on community-based research and a half module that focuses on issues around mental health.

The community based research module will provide students with an outline of a range of research methods. It will enable participants to make decisions about what methods to use, the type of information different methods would offer and how data can be presented to different audiences.

Students will develop their understanding of good practice in relation to:

  • data collection
  • presentation of results
  • project management
  • data storage
  • ethical issues
There will be opportunities to practice skills including:
  • interviewing
  • facilitating focus groups
  • presenting results

The half module that focuses on mental health issues will give students an introduction to mental health policies and service structures current in England. Specific content will include:

  • Understanding mental ill health - key terms
  • Overview of current national policy framework for mental health
  • Service structures, locally, regionally and nationally
  • Introduction to key points in current legislation
  • Historical overview of mental health
  • Community concerns re mental health.

Course at a Glance

The course consists of a single module that focuses on community-based research and a half module that focuses on issues around mental health.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

This course is typically delivered in community venues across the country

Students’ learning will be assessed towards the end of the course through a portfolio of evidence. Students will receive clear guidelines and support for this.

Academic Expertise

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Learning outcome & aims

We aim to create the perfect blend of knowledge, practical experience and relevance to equip UCLan graduates with the confidence and skills they need to get ahead in the world of work.

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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.

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From foundation courses through to world-leading research degrees, you can study a wide range of subject areas at UCLan. Whether you want to develop your knowledge in a subject you enjoy or gain further qualifications to enhance your career, at UCLan there are numerous progression routes for you to follow.

Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.

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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.

UCAS

UCAS Code:

Short Form of Course:

Institution Code Name: CLANC

Institution Code: C30

Campus Site: U

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

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Preston,
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