Northumbria University, Newcastle
Professional Practice in Mental Health Law
Are you looking to develop the competencies that are required to become an Approved Clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983? Do you want to enhance your ability to manage challenges that you face within a mental health context as a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, occupational therapist or social worker? As a professional practice course, there are no specific topics that must be covered. Instead the emphasis is very much on what you need to study in order to prepare yourself for the Approved Clinician role and/or to continue your professional development. At the start you will be encouraged to write a learning proposal that identifies your specific learning objectives. You will then work towards these objectives through undertaking further continuing professional development (CPD), reflecting on your CPD and ultimately through completion of a work-based project. On completion you should have developed the skills and knowledge you need for you to make an application to be an Approved Clinician, if that is your goal.
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Applicants should normally have: On-going practical experience within the mental health field. No formal qualifications are required for acceptance onto this course. International qualifications If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry English Language requirements International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component (or approved equivalent*). *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Although no formal qualifications are required (the programme is suitable for students from a range of backgrounds and experience), some on-going practical experience within the mental health field is necessary as the course builds upon practical experience in its assessment processes.
Your tutors will use a variety of teaching methods, which may include lectures, seminars, problem-based workshops, case discussions, practical activities, group work and tutorials. Teaching is backed up by a well-designed support system that will underpin your learning journey. You will have access to a Guidance Tutor with whom you can discuss any academic issues. Extensive feedback from both tutors and peers is built into the course.
|Qualification||Study mode||Start month||Fee||Course duration|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Mixed mode||September 2018||-||1 Years|
|Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert||Mixed mode||September 2019||-||1 Years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|City Centre Campus||NE1 8ST||North East|
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