Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Mental Health Law and Ethics

This course is aimed at professionals working in mental health settings; it enables students to develop their understanding of the complex legal and ethical frameworks that apply to mental health practice; the programme will strengthen students' knowledge and skills in engaging with clients' legal and ethical needs and the structured and supportive framework will help them apply their learning in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Applicants should be working in a professional role within a mental health setting in order to fulfil the learning outcomes of the programme. This work-based access could be either on a voluntary basis or in the applicant's workplace. A 2.2 Honours degree in a health or social care related-related subject. The focus for the programme is to link theory to practice; students are expected to be working in an environment that allows them to meet the learning outcomes of the course. All applicants will be offered an academic interview prior to commencement of the programme. Applicants will need to be working in a professional role within a mental health setting in order to fulfil the learning outcomes of the programme; this work-based access could be either on a voluntary basis or in their workplace.

Course modules

Modules: mental health law and defensible practice; ethical considerations in decision making; negotiated learning shell.

Assessment methods

A combination of presentations, case studies as well as critical reflection and deconstruction. The practice-focused module will involve a negotiated assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Full-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Wales) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (England) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Scotland) 3 years
PgCert Part-time September 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus Ormskirk L39 4QP North West

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