Liverpool John Moores University

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.

Entry requirements

You will require an honours degree (minimum 2.2) or equivalent in a health or social care-related subject from a recognised institution or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent-120 credits at Masters Level) or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry.

Course modules

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.

Assessment methods


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Liverpool John Moores University Liverpool L3 2AJ North West

Key information

Course Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0151 231 5090