|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 five full study days with content aimed at developing your understanding of biosciences as applicable to mental health nursing. Topics also include the anatomy and physiology of common medical/physical conditions common in users of mental health service as well as the management of these informed with the most current evidence base and policies.
You will be taught by experienced practitioners and specialists at our state-of-the-art campus. Delivered through a series of lectures and workshops, this course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to screen, identify, assess and manage physical illness including referral to more appropriate services when necessary.
By the end of this course you will be able to fully assess the needs of a patient, including planning, implementing and evaluating the care they receive. You will also 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 and obtain 15 credits at Level 6 that 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
|Spring term 2019||Spring term 2020|
|Tuesday 16 April||Tuesday 7 April|
|Wednesday 24 April||Tuesday 14 April|
|Tuesday 30 April||Tuesday 21 April|
|Tuesday 7 May||Tuesday 28 April|
|Wednesday 15 May||Tuesday 5 May|
|Tuesday 21 May||Tuesday 12 May|
|Tuesday 28 May||Tuesday 19 May|
|Friday 7 June - exam||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.