Northumbria University

Northumbria University

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.

Assessment methods

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Distance learning September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

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Online/Distance learning

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Contact: 
Admissions Office
Telephone number: 
0191 227 4453