London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Mental Health Practice (Older People)

The course help promote the development of core skills and capabilities in mental health practice; it is a practice-based course, which help students apply new or enhanced skills and understanding to your particular practice areas, including both community and institutional settings; the course is informed by the requirements and expectations of the national service frameworks for mental health and for older people.

Entry requirements

Professional qualifications in health care including Psychology, Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Health Visiting, Psychiatry or Social Work. Practitioners are expected to be working in care setting where service users represent older people requiring mental health care.

Course modules

Engagement and assessment in older peoples' care; mentoring and enabling learning in the practice setting (mental health and learning disabilities); best practice in dementia care; dissertation (60 credit module).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time - 3 years
Part-time - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Southwark Campus Kensington and Chelsea SE1 0AA South East

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