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Module - Advancing Mental Health across the Health Care Spectrum

Having completed this module you may wish to use it towards a degree such as the BSc (Hons) Practice Development or BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice.

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Course Overview

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.

On this course you will...

  • 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
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Course Structure

What you will learn

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.

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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

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An Open Day is your opportunity to explore one of 5 campuses, meet your lecturers, and find out how the University of Cumbria could become your new home.

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