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Professional Mental Health Studies PgDip-MA

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  • Entry requirements
    This course is designed for social workers who have already completed Specialist level or have substantial experience and want to develop professionally. It allows you to achieve GSCC Post-Qualifying Higher Specialist and Advanced level qualifications alongside a PgDip or MA. The focus at Higher Specialist level is on the knowledge and skills needed to make complex judgements and discharge high levels of responsibility for the co-ordination of social support and the management of risk. The focus at Advanced level is on the knowledge and skills required for professional leadership and improvement of services. The course is also ideal for other professionals working in mental health who want to develop professionally at masters level.
  • Academic Title
    Professional Mental Health Studies PgDip/MA
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    The course puts a strong emphasis on developing your critical appraisal of research evidence and exploring ethical frameworks.

    You will also develop the professional practice skills needed to work with children and young people, their families and their carers. These include team work and inter-professional practice; supporting and managing others; and leaderships skills.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    PgDip modules 
    -Context and Concepts in Mental Health
    -Law, Ethics and Policy in Mental Health
    -Applied Law in Mental Health
    -Integrating Social and Clinical Approaches in Mental Health
    -Managing the Professional Task on Mental Health Social Work
    -Option modules

    MA modules 
    -Context and Concepts in Mental Health
    -Law, Ethics and Policy in Mental Health
    -Applied Law in Mental Health
    -Integrating Social and Clinical Approaches in Mental Health
    -Managing the Professional Task on Mental Health Social Work
    -Option modules
    -Power and Authority in Professional Practice
    -Research Methods
    -Advanced Practice Project and Portfolio OR
    -Dissertation and Portfolio (Competence in Advanced Social Work)

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