This module is drawn from the University Advanced Diploma (UAD) Practice Development: Mental Health and Wellbeing. The aims of the module are to develop within the student a critical understanding of the nature and impact of mental illness across the health care spectrum.
You will need to complete an induction prior to commencement of your first module. We have a comprehensive online induction package to welcome you to both the University and your programme of study.
Having completed this module you may wish to use it towards the UAD Practice Development: Mental Health and Wellbeing, or a degree such as the BSc (Hons) Practice Development or BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice.
Serious mental illness and its multi-disciplinary management across the health care spectrum; mental health problems across the age continuum; anxiety states, depression, alcohol/drug abuse, bereavement, gender and ethnicity, risk assessment and suicide, mental health policy.
Intended learning outcomes
On successful completion, you will be able to:
- Critically examine mental health/illness as a construct and in practice from a multi-disciplinary perspective
- Critically review approaches to the assessment of mental health across the health care spectrum
- Critically reflect on approaches which seek to support clients with mental health problems
- Critically review the potential to, or the experience of, engaging user/ carers in the development and evaluation of services
- Critically examine the impact of policy and political change on the delivery of mental health services
Assessment, Feedback, and Teaching and Learning methods
Full details are available in the programme specification.
The teaching timetable should be available from the end of August. Access to the timetable is through the Student Hub – you will be able to access the Student Hub after you have completed online registration. The teaching day is 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday; please keep your other commitments open until confirmation of your teaching timetable, and bear in mind that many courses will offer placements or fieldwork which sometimes extends into the evenings and weekends.
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Evidence of prior successful study at underpinning level.
To be eligible to study this module, students must demonstrate the ability to study at this level and commit to attempting the assessment. When taken as part of a specific named award, the module content and assessment must be focused towards the subject of that award. Students must participate in the formative components of the module in order to successfully pass the module.
The closing date for applications is 5 working days prior to the module start date or, if this is your first module, 5 working days prior to the induction date
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