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  • Study Type

    Part time available

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  • Course Duration

    Part-time: 3 years

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  • Course Fees


  • Last Updated

    21 December 2017

Course content

This new, innovative skills focused course has been designed to equip practitioners with the knowledge and competence to work collaboratively with service users with a serious mental health problem, using evidence-based interventions.

The Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) comprises of 120 academic credits at Level 7. The flexible nature of this course means you can choose an acute or longer term focus to your studies, making it relevant to the practice area you work in.

The course is delivered by a practicing and highly experienced Mental Health Lecturer Practitioner, ensuring clear integration of theory to contemporary practice. The design of this course allows you to work in your own clinical area and enhance and develop your clinical competence through supervised work with mental health service users and families/carers.

The course is THORN accredited. THORN has been identified as the 'Gold Standard' training course for multi-disciplinary mental health professionals. The course is designed to enable you to become a change agent and champion, actively incorporating evidence-based practice into routine service provision, through your own and others' work.


• Assessment and Case Formulation L7 – 20 credits

• Family Intervention L7 – 20 credits

• Medication Management and Physical Wellbeing L7 – 20 credits

• Evidence Based Psychosocial interventions for Psychosis L7 OR Brief Interventions in Acute Mental health Care L7 – 20 credits

• Practice Based Innovation Project L7 - 40 credits

Career and study progression

On successful completion of the course practitioners report an increase in knowledge, clinical expertise and confidence in providing a range of evidence-based interventions. The range of interventions covered during the course will enable you to work in a variety of services accessed by mental health service users.

Further Study:

You could consider a variety of other courses and modules provided by the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare:

- PgCert/PgDip/MSc Professional Practice (Complex Mental Health Needs)

- MSc Advanced Practice (Mental Health)

- PgCert Independent and Supplementary Prescribing

How to apply

Click the following link for information on how to apply to this course.

Scholarships and bursaries

Information about scholarships and bursaries can be found here.

Visit the PgDip Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis page on the University of West London website for more details!




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