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Abertay University Masters Degrees in Mental Health Nursing

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The MSc Mental Health Nursing has been designed specifically for motivated and ambitious registered mental health nurses. -Specific focus on mental health nursing. Read more
The MSc Mental Health Nursing has been designed specifically for motivated and ambitious registered mental health nurses.

Why choose this course?

-Specific focus on mental health nursing.
-Taught by a team of subject experts.
-The opportunity to study through blended learning with option module choices relevant to your field of interest.
-Exploration of contemporary recovery focused and critical perspectives in mental health nursing.
-Provides enhanced expertise and knowledge necessary to lead and facilitate change in mental health care delivery.
-Opportunity to undertake a clinically relevant research project.

Continuous Professional Development

This course has been designed specifically for ambitious registered graduate mental health nurses or those with significant relevant experience. The programme aims to further develop your ability to work in and lead services at a time of rapid change; and respond to developments in practice, changes in the philosophy of mental health nursing and the emergence of new ideas and research.

What you study

This modular programme is made up of both core and option modules.

The three core modules are:
-Research Methods for Social Sciences
-Recovery and Self-Management
-Dissertation

In addition to the core modules students choose four of the following option modules:
-Crisis Intervention and Resolution
-Motivational interviewing in healthcare settings
-Mental Health in Older Adults
-Leadership for health and social care professionals
-Work Based Review

How you learn and how you are assessed

The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach with sessional university based study days on modules which have a skills based component. Online learning activities will include; discussion groups, online lectures and tutorials using podcasts and chat facilities, learning activities and guided reading. Online learning will be facilitated and supported by the module leader.

Assessment is via coursework, essay, reflective study, portfolio and online discussion participation.

The course modules details provided above are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

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The development of integrated health and social care services requires practitioners with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. Read more
The development of integrated health and social care services requires practitioners with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills. This is a new programme designed for those working in a variety of professional backgrounds in the field. Underpinned by a commitment to recovery and evidence-driven approaches, it aims to help you shape your career and contribute to the future of mental health care.

Why choose this programme?

-Taught by subject experts whose teaching is underpinned by research.
-Join a community of active researchers and scholars.
-Option modules are available:tailor your studies to your area of interest. Opportunity to undertake a supervised research project on a topic of your choice.
-Career opportunities: Masters graduates are employed in a range of positions in the practice setting as well as in education, research, management and leadership roles. Opportunities are available in a range of settings across the NHS, private and voluntary sectors.
-Flexibility: effective provision of online and distance learning maximises programme flexibility and promotes learning across disciplines.

Your career

The knowledge and skills you will gain are likely to be valuable in a variety of positions in health and social care settings. You will develop important transferable skills including problem-solving, time management, the ability to deal with complex situations and competence in the production of written reports derived from evidence.

You will be trained in research methods - an advantage for those wishing to enrol on Doctorate degrees. We anticipate that graduates from the programme will explore career opportunities in practice, education or research.

"This programme offers a real opportunity to set yourself apart from the rest by developing specialist, high-level skills and knowledge in mental health care. You can truly help to make a difference."
Kathryn Thompson - Peer Recovery Worker, NHS Tayside

What you study

You have the opportunity for interdisciplinary learning as modules are shared with a partner programme - MSc Mental Health Nursing.

Modules include:
-Recovery and Self-Management
-Leadership
-Motivational Interviewing
-Older Adults
-Crisis Intervention
-Research Methods
-Research Project

The programme includes three exit points; these are:
-End of Year 1: Postgraduate Certificate in Mental Health (PGCert)
-End of Year 2: Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health (PGDip)
-End of Year 3: Masters in Mental Health (MSc)

Industry Experience

Abertay has strong links with a range of mental health service providers at both local and national level. Members of the teaching team have excellent practice links, with some currently working directly with service users. The programme benefits from input from experts by experience and colleagues from a variety of service providers, including front line staff, managers, policy makers and leaders.

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