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Course content

The aim of the course is to produce competent, independent mental health practitioners capable of complex decision making and working with high levels of professional responsibility.

Course overview

This part-time interprofessional course is delivered in collaboration with Cheshire Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Partnership and incorporates AMHP training.

Successful candidates will be eligible to be approved as an AMHP.

Why Study Applied Mental Health Practice with us?

Our course structure and content shows a strong commitment to the integration of theory and practice, underpinned by a strong value base. The course will build on your graduate and professional experience by immersing you in the multifaceted and rapidly changing face of mental health practice.

The specialist AMHP modules are delivered by Cheshire AMHP Partnership. Nationally recognised mental health speakers, specialist mental health practitioners, academics, service users and carers contribute to the teaching on the course. The AMHP training component also involves undertaking a practice placement within a community mental health setting.

The course will equip you to play a key role in the care and protection of people with mental disorders and to undertake the specific duties of an AMHP.

What will I learn?

You will learn about the complexities involved in working in mental health practice. While the focus of the teaching is on mental health legislation, you will also learn about the range of models of mental disorder. The practice placement will enable you to apply your learning to practice.

How will I be taught?

The course location is Cheshire AMHP Partnership venue; and Riverside Campus, Chester.

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, small group work, case discussions, tutorials, problem-based learning, experiential learning activities, peer learning and self-directed learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations, individual case studies, case discussions, direct observation, and a practice portfolio. The practice elements of the course are assessed by experienced Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Modules are delivered in two-week blocks and you will be expected to undertake ten hours’ private study per week.

Course Fees

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Postgraduate Visit Opportunities

If you are interested in this courses we have a number of opportunities to visit us and our campuses. To find out more about these options and to book a visit, please visit our website

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Visit the Applied Mental Health Practice page on the University of Chester website for more details!

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