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Specialist Mental Health Care

CPD and short courses (short course)

Blended learning

12 weeks

Module level: 7

Module credits: 30 credits

Overview

Deepen your understanding of more complex issues in mental illness. This module will help you to develop specialist knowledge of certain mental health issues, interventions and current affairs in this subject area.

You’ll learn to understand various specialised aspects of the ‘craft of caring’ for people with a serious mental illness and will have the opportunity to explore more specific aspects of professional care.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop a deep understanding of more complex individualised care, helping to improve the quality of care your patients receive. The module will explore the specialisms of forensics, older people, learning disabilities, carers, child and adolescence mental health care needs, as well as specialist community and inpatient services. You’ll also consider an international perspective.

How you’ll learn
This is a blended learning module, so you’ll attend two face-to-face study days comprising seminars, lectures and workshops. You are expected to attend all sessions in person wherever possible, although a video-link can be arranged if absolutely necessary. You will complete your learning online, within an innovative VLE, which takes the form of an international train journey.

Achieve a postgraduate award
You can take this module as part of our MSc Mental Health course.

Who should attend?

Whatever your background is, our course will meet your personal, professional and educational needs through engaging with innovation, research and leadership.

Ideally, you'll have a degree, or equivalent.

However, our standard entry requirements should be used as a general guide - we treat every applicant as an individual, which means we'll look at your whole application, including your relevant work experience and personal circumstances as well as your educational achievements.

Dates

Please note: timetables are still to be confirmed, dates may be subject to change.

This is a blended delivery, with online learning and face to face teaching on alternate weeks.

Face to face:

  • 22 September 2023
  • 4 October
  • 18 October
  • 1 November
  • 15 November
  • 29 November

Where you'll study

Your faculty

Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for healthcare professionals, doctors, scientists and social workers in the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We've been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that our students want the very best experiential learning, and we've invested heavily in purpose-built simulated wards, science labs and skills spaces, to support your learning every step of the way.

Where can I study?

Blended learning
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Study through a mix of face-to-face teaching and online sessions.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 credits (Level 7) for courses starting in 2023/24

£1,667

Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

Entry requirements

Ideally you'll have a degree, or equivalent.

However, our standard entry requirements should be used as a general guide - we treat every applicant as an individual, which means we'll look at your whole application, including your relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational achievements.

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