Comments about Mental Health Practice MSc - At the institution - Manchester - Greater Manchester
Entry requirements: A good University Honours degree or diploma, or the equivalent, preferably in a relevant discipline such as social work/social policy, psychology, nursing, or medicine. Students will normally be expected to hold a professional qualification in one of the health and social care professions. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of significant mental health experience and a clear interest in mental health.
Mental Health Practice MSc
This programme combines academic study and practice development in a series of teaching and learning units that are designed to stimulate and challenge practitioners from a variety of professional backgrounds. Focus is on the development and integration of knowledge and skills and enables course participants to continue learning through practice once the programme is completed, whatever their future career direction. The MSc should enable staff to move into senior posts in either practice development, management or service planning and evaluation.
The Masters programme is also a useful introduction to more specialised therapeutic training in, for example, family therapy, psychotherapy or cognitive behaviour therapy. The programme not only provides instruction in therapeutic principles underlying these methods but also a model for supervision and staff development based on reflective appraisal of day to day therapeutic activity.
Additional course information
Students who do not have a current practice base will be expected to find one since exposure to mental health practice is a key requirement of the programme.
Location of teaching
Teaching takes place on the central university site. Most students will have access to a practice base through their current employment and their agency activities will contribute part of the focus in practice development. Students who do not have a current practice base will be helped to locate one in Greater Manchester.
The programme consists of eight compulsory course units:
-Adult, Child and Adolescent Mental Health (double unit)
-Therapeutic Interventions in Mental Health
-Practice Analysis/Case Consultation (double unit)
-Mental Health Policy, Law and Services
-Mental Health: Special Groups and Contexts
MSc students also undertake a supervised research project leading to a dissertation.
This programme has been accredited by the Lakes and West Pennines Post-Qualifying Consortium for the Advanced Award in Social Work.