|Module code|| MHR 3607|
|Fees||See Fees and funding below|
|Course leader||Herbert Mwebe|
Enhance your knowledge and ability to assess and manage physical illness in mental health clients through our short course designed for a wide range of practitioners including social workers, occupational therapists and registered nurses. We understand the needs and challenges for mental health practitioners working with clients in a wide range of settings. That's why we have developed this course to be beneficial for professionals from multiple backgrounds including nursing, counselling, volunteering and the independent sector.
The course is designed to enable you to maintain your employment while studying as it's spread over seven full study days with content aimed at developing understanding of biosciences as applicable to mental health nursing. Topics also include the anatomy and physiology of common medical/physical conditions in users of mental health service and the expected clinical management interventions informed by current evidence/guidance
The module is delivered through a series of lectures and workshops and the main aim is to equip you with the knowledge and skills to be able to identify, assess and manage common physical conditions in users of mental health services including referral pathways. It is expected that by the end of this course you will be able to assess the needs of a patient, including planning, implementing and evaluating the care they receive. You will develop crucial clinical skills in physical assessment that can be applied in a diverse range of mental healthcare settings. Armed with these valuable skills you will not only be more effective in your practice but increase your employment prospects across mental health settings to help improve the parity of provision between physical and mental health care.
You will be expected to engage in self-study in addition to the taught hours. Your individual achievement will be assessed through a written exam (38 MCQs and 2 structured case study questions). Successful completion of the module will allow you to obtain 15 credits at Level 6/7 which can be put towards further study.
This short course is devised to enable you to maintain your professional employment while studying by attending weekly study days at our London campus. Delivered over five full days you will be taught how to conduct assessments and monitoring of physical health needs of people suffering with mental illness.
Through a series of lectures and workshops you will explore the following topics:
You will be assessed via Multiple Choice Online Exam (38 MCQs and 2 structured case study questions).
All days run from 9.00am - 4.30pm
|Autum-Winter term 2020 - MHR 4707||Spring term 2020 - MHR 3607|
|Monday 6 January||Tuesday 7 April|
|Monday 13 January||Tuesday 14 April|
|Monday 20 January||Tuesday 21 April|
|Monday 27 January||Tuesday 28 April|
|Monday 3 February||Tuesday 5 May|
|Monday 2 March - exam||Tuesday 12 May|
|Tuesday 19 May|
|Wednesday 27 May - exam|
To be eligible for this module, you must provide evidence of an ability to study at Level 6.
Apply for this module through our Nursing and Midwifery CPD application form.
Please note applications to this module will close 8 days before the module start date for all intakes (spring).
The fees* below refer to the 2019/20 academic year unless otherwise stated.
Per credit: £60
15 credits: £900
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation.
There are several funding options available:
For more information for any of these options, including fee rates for self-funding/employer-sponsored students, please visit our dedicated funding page.