University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Mental Health Social Work (MHO)

This course is only available to qualified social workers currently employed by local authorities. It prepares experienced and qualified social workers, registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to undertake the statutory role of Mental Health Officer (MHO). In undertaking the role of MHO, candidates are able to contribute positively to care and treatment of those experiencing mental disorder by ensuring an approach that recognises the impact of social as well as medical circumstances on their lives.

Course modules

Semester 1 module 1: mental health officer theory and practice 1; semester 2 module 2: mental health officer theory and practice 2.

Assessment methods

The assessment of each of the modules has 3 components: practice assessment report of competence to practice by practice assessor alongside a 1,000-word reflective commentary from the candidate assessment of knowledge and understanding 2,000-word assignment critical analysis of practice 3,000-word assignment.

Sponsorship information

All candidates on the course must be pre-selected by their employer and are directly funded by their local authority.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,250 per (Year 1) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 2,250 per (Year 1) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde G1 1XQ Scotland

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions - Humanities and Social Sciences
Telephone number: 
01414448600