Mental Health Act
Mental Health Act
This programme aims to provide the opportunity to develop the knowledge, competences and values needed to carry out the specific duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under current mental health legislation. On successful completion of this programme a student will have knowledge and understanding of: 1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of and be able to work with and engage with relevant knowledge, policy, law, theories, perspectives and ideas underpinning contemporary evidence-based practice in working with users of mental health services and their carers 2 Acquire, critically evaluate, apply and integrate knowledge and understanding about services to promote and meet the needs of service users and carers, including cross-cultural perspectives 3 Acquire, critically evaluate, apply and integrate knowledge and understanding about the service delivery context 4 Acquire, critically evaluate, apply and integrate knowledge and understanding about professional theory 5 Acquire, critically evaluate, apply and integrate knowledge and understanding about professional values and ethics 6 Acquire, critically evaluate, apply and integrate knowledge and understanding about the nature of professional practice 7 Understand, critically evaluate and use conceptual models, theories and research evidence on learning, pedagogy and planning in both educational and discipline-specific fields. Upon successful completion of the PGCert course you have the option to progress onto our PGDip.
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Source: HOTCOURSES, December 2016.
Students should have a recognised professional qualification and two years post-qualifying experience in one of the following: Nursing, Social Work, Psychology, or Occupational Therapy. Substantial and relevant mental health experience. This will be judged by sponsoring employers and at interview with the University, but will usually mean several years of working in mental health services, whether pre or post professional qualification, and work which has required decision making in relation to complex mental health issues and has allowed you to observe mental health act assessments.