Bournemouth University

Bournemouth University

Advanced Mental Health Practice

The principle aim of the course is to prepare practitioners who will be considered for appointment as Approved Mental Health Professionals under the Mental Health Act 2007. On completion of the course, students will also be able to take on the role of Best Interests Assessor (Mental Health Capacity Act 2005). In meeting the requirements of the Higher Specialist Social Work Award in Mental Health, the course also recognises the diversity of mental health social work and provides practitioners with the opportunity to develop and extend their knowledge and enhance their skills in dealing with complex work.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to have at least one year of professional or management experience and a first degree or its equivalent. A professional qualification may be acceptable with evidence of professional experience at degree equivalent level. Applicants for the programme must also meet the professional requirements set out in Schedule 1 of the Mental Health (AMHP) Regulations 2008 and hold a professional qualification in social work, nursing, occupational therapy or psychology and be currently registered to that profession as laid out in Schedule 1. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.

Course modules

Core units:

Ethics, Values & Perspectives in Mental Health, Mental Health & the Law, AMHP Role in Practice, Evidencing Professional Learning (Practice Assessment), Evidencing Professional Practice & Decision-making and Service Improvement Project

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,250 per Whole course (England) 5 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,250 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 5 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,250 per Whole course (Scotland) 5 years
MA Part-time January 2017 GBP 7,250 per Whole course (Wales) 5 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Lansdowne Campus Bournemouth BH1 3JJ South West

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