The course is designed to provide advanced training in psychosocial aspects of mental health to support the national initiative to enhance mental health and well-being and to acquire an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and practice based skills in this area.
The course aims to integrate clinical studies into the curriculum and target those wishing to pursue clinical psychology and/or healthcare related careers. This course will focus on the theoretical explanations of psychopathology from a biological, behavioural, social and cognitive perspective and to provide the diagnostic and treatment modality of mental, emotional and behavioural problems. These modules will make a valuable contribution to the training needs of students and develop both their practical and professional skills. It also develops competencies in conducting research and analysis in relation to the psychosocial aspects of mental health.
-Psychopathology – two 1,500 word assignments
-Specialised Clinical Issues in Healthcare - one three-hour examination
-Research Methods – one qualitative and one quantitative assignment
-Resilience and Mindfulness - two 1,500 word assignments
-Law, Protection and Ethics - one exam and one 3,000 word assignment
-Treatment Interventions (oral exams, two transcripts along with two case studies - two 1,500 case presentations with transcripts - students would be assessed in front of the group)
-Research Dissertation – approximately 8,000 words along with a poster presentation at an in-house conferences and press release
Assessment would include your submission of one 3,000 word clinical case report (1,500 words) for each certificate (theoretically-supported) and additionally, your submission of the transcripts. These case reports would be based on a one-on-one interview with a colleague on your course in front of the group for assessment and training related group supervision.
This is a non-accredited course but students would obtain an MSc along with professional certificates in motivational interviewing and positive psychology used in NHS practices.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2016/17 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
-Law, Ethics and Policy in Mental Health (core, 20 credits)
-Psychopathology (core, 20 credits)
-Research Project (core, 60 credits)
-Resilience and Mindfulness (core, 20 credits)
-Specialised Clinical Issues in Healthcare (core, 20 credits)
-Treatment Interventions (core, 20 credits)
-Advanced Research Design and Analysis for Psychology (option, 20 credits)
-Research Design and Analysis for Psychology (option, 20 credits)
Students completing the continuing professional development (CPD) could attend either the motivational interviewing, the positive psychology certificate or both. This would support your CPD and promote good working practices for students who continue on to become health care practitioners such as psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians or counsellors working in the NHS and/or private practice.
Between 2016 and 2020 we're investing £125 million in the London Metropolitan University campus, moving all of our activity to our current Holloway campus in Islington, north London. This will mean the teaching location of some courses will change over time.
Whether you will be affected will depend on the duration of your course, when you start and your mode of study. The earliest moves affecting new students will be in September 2017. This may mean you begin your course at one location, but over the duration of the course you are relocated to one of our other campuses. Our intention is that no full-time student will change campus more than once during a course of typical duration.
All students will benefit from our move to one campus, which will allow us to develop state-of-the-art facilities, flexible teaching areas and stunning social spaces.
Visit the Psychology of Mental Health - MSc page on the London Metropolitan University website for more details!
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