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Professional Mental Health Studies with Management PgDip-MA

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to promote interprofessional and collaborative professional development and to raise the quality of services provided by promoting excellence in professional practice.
  • Entry requirements
    This course is designed to be accessible and relevant to a range of professionals working in mental health services. It is tailored particularly to support the professional development of managers in mental health services.
  • Academic Title
    Professional Mental Health Studies with Management PgDip/MA
  • Course description
    Normally the majority of students taking this programme are registered social workers. However, we also welcomes applications from other professionals working in mental health services and appropriately qualified users of social work and social care services and carers.

    Registered social workers taking the Higher Specialist Social Work route must register for the postgraduate diploma and take the Competence in Higher Specialist Social Work Portfolio option module. Your selection of option modules must relate to your professional practice and award requirements.

    What will you study?
    A strong emphasis is placed on developing your critical appraisal of research evidence; exploring ethical frameworks; and the development and demonstration of professional competence at higher specialist and advanced levels. There is also an emphasis on ‘research mindedness’, awareness of international perspectives and the achievement of high professional and academic standards.

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

    PgDip modules
    -Power, Risk and Decision Making in Contemporary Partnership Contexts and Integrated Services
    -Option modules
    -Two management option modules
    -Portfolio: Competence in Higher Specialist Social Work

    MA modules
    -Power, Risk and Decision Making in Contemporary Partnership Contexts and Integrated Services
    -Option modules
    -Two management option modules
    -Portfolio: Competence in Higher Specialist Social Work
    -Research Methods
    -Advanced Practice Project and Portfolio OR
    -Dissertation and Portfolio (Competence in Advanced Social Work)

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