The programme combines academic study with practice in mental health. The teaching and learning units are designed to stimulate and challenge practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds. Service users and carers may also apply for the course.The focus of the course is on mental health with emphasis on the integration of mental health issues, psychiatry and mental health law in multi-disciplinary teams but from a social perspective. The lecturers will reflect this multi-disciplinary approach and will include psychiatrists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as service users and carers.
The course is designed to meet all the requirements of the GSCC for the full PQSSW Award in Mental Health at the Higher Specialist Level, via the AMHP Award.Students undertaking AMHP training must be supported by their employers and seconded to the training. The employers must agree to provide a Practice Assessor and relevant learning opportunities. To meet the requirements for AMHP, students must successfully complete Units 1, 2, 5, 6, 7 and 8, plus a competent Practice Portfolio. Students undertaking AMHP training must successfully complete the Developing Mental Health Practice Unit before undertaking any further units.Those students who successfully complete the 8 units are entitled to register for an MSc which includes a literature review and dissertation.
-Developing Mental Health Practice (an introduction to mental health issues and psychiatry)
-Mental Health Issues
-Role of the AMHP
-Applied Law (Risk)
-Applied Law (Capacity)
-Enabling Others (practice teaching and assessment)