City, University of London

Adult Mental Health

The MSc Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Adult Mental Health) is designed for all healthcare professionals working in mental health services. The course will provide students with the skills, knowledge and awareness in the assessment and formulation of mental health problems, evidence-based psychosocial interventions and contemporary issues in mental health. There is an opportunity to critically evaluate risk assessment and management across the life span as well as to understand the concepts which inform professional leadership. Students will develop a greater awareness of inter-professional practice and communication as well as an emphasis is on collaborative practice. The development of ethical and culturally sensitive practice and the placement of the service user and their carers are key priorities within this programme. You will be given the opportunity to discuss key debates in health and social care provision, within multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts. The course is designed to enhance the abilities of health professionals to critically evaluate approaches to compassionate mental health care and consider innovative ways of meeting the mental health needs of individuals and communities.

Course modules

Core Modules Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits) Critical approaches to advanced practice (15 credits) Dissertation (60 credits) Discipline specific modules Assessing and understanding mental health problems (15 credits) Evidence-based psychosocial interventions in mental health (15 credits) Contemporary issues in mental health (15 credits) Elective/optional modules Evidence Based Dementia Care (15 credits) Risk Assessment & Management in Mental Health (15 credits) Liaison Mental Health Care (15 credits) Child Protection: Working with risk and resilience (15 credits) Professional Leadership (15 credits) Early Identification & Psychological Development (15 credits) Psychology for health and social care (15 credits) Students must gain 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate and 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma. The addition of a dissertation leads to an MSc.

Assessment methods

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including insitution-based taught modules; e-learning, work-based learning, lectures, self-directed study; tutorials; class-based seminars; reflective study; enquiry based learning; and workshops. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. Students will learn in large and small multiprofessional, multidisciplinary groups and will be supported to participate in independent learning. Assessments are varied to meet the practice and academic challenges of a Masters level course, while recognising the need for motivating, realistic and relevant activity. Assessment is diverse and includes essays; reflective practice; objective structured clinical examinations; practice-based assessments; poster presentations; case studies; data analysis; and seminar presentations with supporting papers.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 Years
MSc Full-time January 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time January 2018 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Health Sciences EC1V 0HB London

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