Approved Mental Health Professional
The programme has been introduced to meet the new roles and responsibilities for professionals working with individuals who are considered for, and who become subject to compulsory hospital admission and/or treatment and aftercare introduced in the Mental Health Act 2007. One of these changes included the introduction of AMHPs who will take on the functions that hitherto have been those of the Approved Social Worker (Mental Health Act 1983).
All candidates (who may be social workers, nurses, psychologists or occupational therapists) should be registered with their professional body, have at least 2 years post qualifying experience, together with relevant experience of working with people with mental disorder. They should have the support of their employer and access to appropriate learning opportunities. Interested health and social service staff should make initial contact with the agency liaison person from their local authority to seek agreement for nominations. Candidates should also have either a Bachelor�s or Master�s degree or in exceptional circumstances, where this academic requirement is not met, applicants must satisfy the director of the programme that their experience and qualifications equip them to undertake postgraduate study. This can be evidenced by, for example, a relevant post qualifying award. Candidates who do not hold a degree may be required to attend for interview. Please note this programme is not open to international applicants.
Modules include: Values based practice and ethical decision making in mental health services; policy and law in mental health services; understanding mental health and mental distress; professional decision making and partnership in the mental health services.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Full-time||£ 4,500 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Singleton Park, Swansea||Swansea||SA2 8PP||Wales|
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