Liverpool John Moores University
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies in Primary Care
The course has 1 principal aim: to support Primary Care Trusts in implementing National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) guidelines for people suffering from depression and anxiety disorders. Common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, account for a 3rd of all primary care consultations in the UK and the impact of these problems on individuals, families, communities and health care resources is recognised at a global level. A key strategy to address the current and future challenges of this immense area of need, is to equip primary care workers with relevant knowledge and skills to enhance patient access and the effectiveness of services and care delivery, through evidence-based, innovative approaches.
Core modules: Engagement and assessment of patients with common mental health problems; evidence-based low intensity treatments for common mental health disorders; values, policy, culture and diversity; working within an employment, social and healthcare context.
This is a part time course studied over a year. There is one day a week timetabled study supported by an equal amount of self-guided study. During the course you will gain a better understanding of the concepts of mental health, mental illness and various diagnostic tools. You will learn to help patients manage their emotional distress and disturbance, understanding their perspective and their attitude to treatment. You will discover the importance of building and maintaining good patient relationships, managing the emotional content of interactions, effectively communicating treatment choices and dealing with needs sensitively. You will use standard symptom assessment tools, maintain effective records, recognise typical symptom patterns, identify any risks that patients pose and work with other agencies to get the best possible outcome for your patients. Throughout the programme you will be supported by: •the programme leader/manager •a personal tutor who will monitor your progress •module and route leaders for academic support •a practice-based supervisor to facilitate and support learning opportunities in clinical practice •the programme team who will provide administrative guidance
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Part-time||October 2017||GBP 5,000 per Credit (Home/EU)||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Liverpool John Moores University||L2 2QP||North West|
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