PgCert Primary Mental Healthcare

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  • Objectives
    The aim of this course is to develop your knowledge and skills in working within a primary care setting. It prepares you to work with patients who have common mental health problems.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants should normally have an honours degree (at least 2.2) in an appropriate related discipline
  • Academic title
    PgCert Primary Mental Healthcare
  • Course description
    PgCert Primary Mental Healthcare

    This innovative course was designed to provide a new type of healthcare worker and is aimed at graduates with a health and social care background who are employed to work in primary care.

    Course structure
    The focus of this course is the development of therapeutic skills, especially the use of cognitive behavioural therapy in working with patients with anxiety and mild to moderate depression. You will be given training on self-help techniques and mood management. A year-long module develops your clinical skills, allowing you to achieve capabilities within the practice area. Other modules develop your knowledge of primary care and the patient group.

    Graduates will have the opportunity to work in primary care settings such as GP surgeries and community-based clinics.

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