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Perinatal Mental Health PgCert / PgDip / MSc

Perinatal Mental Health PgCert / PgDip / MSc

Different course options

Study mode

Part time

Duration

4 years

Start date

JAN-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Health Care Management / Health Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

This course offers the opportunity to gain a recognised postgraduate award at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level, enhancing your employability prospects. This course has been designed as a positive response to the national imperative for more education and training for healthcare professionals in perinatal mental health, and has been designed to equip healthcare professionals who may require knowledge at different levels and to meet different service needs. Modules offer an opportunity to explore different aspects of perinatal mental health and to increase your knowledge and skills in relation to complex and challenging issues within perinatal mental health. In addition, this course is also offered to non-health and social care professionals who have experience of working in the mental health or woman’s health field or voluntary organisations, who want the opportunity to engage with the wider issues of perinatal mental health.

Employability

For the majority of students, this course will enable you to care for women and families experiencing mental health issues with more confidence and competence, fulfilling the need placed within current universal services and will increase your employability as a healthcare professional involved in the provision of care for women during pregnancy and the puerperium. For others, this course will enable you to seek more specialist positions within specialist perinatal mental health services. For non-health and social care professionals who work in voluntary sector organisations (including charities) and private companies, this course will enhance your knowledge of perinatal mental health, strengthening your contribution at a higher level; or enabling you to seek further employment opportunities either within voluntary sector organisations or the NHS.

Modules

This module will enable you to develop a firm foundation of knowledge and skills in relation to perinatal mental health. This module is available as a stand-alone basis and as a core module on the PG Cert, PG Dip and MSc Perinatal Mental Health.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£2,370

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£3,216

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need minimum qualifications normally required for entry to level 7. They are the following: Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) as a registered nurse or midwife or registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a social worker or relevant professional role employed within a health or social care environment. An Honours degree (2.1) in a relevant subject, with a minimum of one year post registration practice experience; or A Higher National Diploma in a relevant subject and a minimum of three years post registration experience in a relevant field, or A professional qualification recognised as equivalent to an Honours degree, or a postgraduate diploma, or appropriate equivalent skills and experience.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more