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

SCHOOL: School of Community Health and Midwifery

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

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.

Fees & Funding

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

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

About UCLan

Course Enquiries

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

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk