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Mental Health Practice (MSc/PGDip)

Course Description


- 2 years (part-time)
- 3 years MSc (part-time)

Course units

Year 1
– Engagement and Assessment in Mental Health Care
– Mental Health Policy and the Organisation of Care Delivery
– Bio-psychosocial Approaches to Recovery from Severe Mental Illness
– Medication Management for People with Severe Mental Illness

Year 2
– Research Methods and Processes
– Clinical Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health
– Integrated Study (BSc only)
– Research Methodology and Strategy (PgDip/MSc 0nly)
– Leadership and Change Management in Mental Health Service Provision (PgDip/MSc only)

Year 3
– Dissertation (MSc only)

Assessment Method:
The course is assessed by a range of practice –based written assignments including reflective accounts, critical incident analyses and case studies taken from participants own area of mental health practice.

Course description

The course appeals to a wide range of practitioners working with mental health service users, including mental health nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, and psychologists.

Mental health service delivery has been undergoing significant change in recent years, impacting on how and where mental health professionals carry out their practice and resulting in new modes of working and pressure to ensure a skilled and capable workforce. With such changes in
mind, this programme is suitable for all mental health practitioners, providing an opportunity for professional development.

This practice-based course will help promote the development of core skills and capabilities in mental health practice and help you apply new or enhanced skills and understanding to your particular practice areas. The course is informed by the requirements and expectations of the National Service Framework.

Career opportunities

This course contributes to the continuing professional development and expertise of mental health practitioners, and will enable participants to enhance their performance in their current roles or as a basis for further career progression.

Visit the Mental Health Practice (MSc/PGDip) page on the London South Bank University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

See Course Description

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