This is a part time course studied over a year. There is one day a week timetabled study supported by an equal amount of self-guided study.
During the course you will gain a better understanding of the concepts of mental health, mental illness and various diagnostic tools.
You will learn to help patients manage their emotional distress and disturbance, understanding their perspective and their attitude to treatment.
You will discover the importance of building and maintaining good patient relationships, managing the emotional content of interactions, effectively communicating treatment choices and dealing with needs sensitively. You will use standard symptom assessment tools, maintain effective records, recognise typical symptom patterns, identify any risks that patients pose and work with other agencies to get the best possible outcome for your patients.
Throughout the programme you will be supported by:
•the programme leader/manager
•a personal tutor who will monitor your progress
•module and route leaders for academic support
•a practice-based supervisor to facilitate and support learning opportunities in clinical practice
•the programme team who will provide administrative guidance
Please see guidance below on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.
•Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems
•Evidence-Based Low Intensity Treatments for Common Mental Health Disorders
•Values, Policy, Culture and Diversity
•Working within an Employment, Social and Healthcare Context
Further guidance on modules
The information listed in the section entitled ‘What you will study’ is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.
Academic Framework reviews are conducted by LJMU from time to time to ensure that academic standards continue to be maintained. A review is currently in progress and will be operational for the academic year 2016/2017. Final details of this programme’s designated core and option modules will be made available on LJMU’s website as soon as possible and prior to formal enrolment for the academic year 2016/2017.
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if you require further guidance or clarification.
You will require:•an honours degree (minimum 2:2) or equivalent in a health or social care-related subject from a recognised institutionor •an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum Postgraduate Diploma or equivalent - 120 credits at Masters Level)or •evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying the candidate for entry