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PgCert Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health


Course Description

These modules are suitable for you if are a registered mental health nurse, midwife, health visitor or social worker. In the maternal mental health recovery module you develop the skills to recognise maternal mental health illnesses in pregnancy and during the first year of the postnatal period, and you learn to formulate individualised pathways of care and manage potential risks and complications in order to promote positive birth outcomes.

You explore mental health conditions and their management including personality disorders, eating disorders, tokophobia, self-harming, schizophrenia, puerperal psychosis, fabricated illness, substance misuse, antenatal and post-natal depression, drawing from the evidence base to inform your practice.

It will benefit to you if you work with and support women in pregnancy or in the first year after birth who have mental health concerns.
The perinatal mental health and the family module helps you to develop the skills to recognise the impact (short and long term) of maternal mental health on the development of the infant/child, formulate individualised pathways of care and manage potential risks and complications in order to promote positive birth outcomes. By engaging with this module you develop a deeper understanding on family relationships and dynamics.

The perinatal mental health and the family module benefits to you if work with and support women in pregnancy or in the first year after birth who have mental health concerns.

For more information, see the website: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here/find-a-course/pgcert-perinatal-and-maternal-mental-health

Course structure

Distance learning - 1 year
Start date September

Core modules
-Maternal mental health recovery (30 credits)
-Perinatal mental health and the family (30 credits)

Assessment: assessment is by written assignment.

Visit the PgCert Perinatal and Maternal Mental Health page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A first degree with honours or professional qualification, equivalent to degree standard OR an ordinary degree, foundation degree, higher national diploma, or university diploma OR evidence of level 6 study (all options accompanied by substantial experience in an appropriate field). If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent.. If your level of English language is currently below IELTS 6.5 we recommend an appropriate Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve the required level of English.

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