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Critical Approaches to Mental Health Theory (CPD)

Stay up to date with cutting-edge research and development within contemporary mental health services.

Critical Approaches to Mental Health Theory (CPD) Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

Our Critical Approaches to Mental Health Theory CPD units have been designed to keep mental health professionals abreast of cutting-edge research and development within contemporary mental health services, and develop the capacity to translate research insights into practice.

The course content places an emphasis on the integration of mental health issues, psychiatry and mental health law in multi-disciplinary teams, but from a social perspective. The lecturers reflect this multi-disciplinary approach and include psychiatrists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as service users and carers.

Available units include:

  • Mental Health Issues
  • The Role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)
  • Applied Psychiatry
  • Applied Law and Risk
  • Applied Law and Capacity
  • Overview of Mental Health Legislation
  • Working with Children and Young People with Complex Mental Health Needs
  • Best Interest Assessor

Please see the Course details tab for information regarding start dates and course duration.

Further study opportunities

We also offer full postgraduate courses in:

Degree awarded
PG Credit
Duration
Module Dependent - Part time
Entry requirements
An undergraduate degree (minimum Lower Second (2:2)) or equivalent alternative qualifications or experience is required.

Full entry requirements

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Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 7604
How to apply

Self-funded applications should be made via the online application form . If you are being sponsored please contact us at pgt.mentalhealth@manchester.ac.uk .

You will also have to supply:

  • two academic references;
  • full curriculum vitae;
  • HCPC/SNW registration number (or similar).

All supporting documents can be uploaded and submitted with the on-line application form, or can be sent directly to pgt.mentalhealth@manchester.ac.uk . After applying, please do not submit documents in any other way without telling us first so we can provide you with the most efficient service. Your application cannot be considered until all your supporting documents are supplied.

Please make sure you include your University ID number on any correspondence and do not send any documents before you have submitted your application.

Once submitted you will receive acknowledgement that your application has been submitted. Once all your supporting documents have been received, your application will be reviewed by the relevant course director. Applicants are considered on academic history and relevant professional experience.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning
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Course description

These part-time master's-level course units are available as individual continuing professional development (CPD) units for those working as mental health professionals.

The content has been designed to keep mental health professionals abreast of cutting-edge research and development within contemporary mental health services and develop the capacity to translate research insights into practice. Units have been designed to enhance participants' knowledge and skills in current complex issues in mental health.

The focus of the units is on mental health, with emphasis on the integration of mental health issues, psychiatry and mental health law in multi-disciplinary teams, but from a social perspective. The lecturers will reflect this multi-disciplinary approach and will include psychiatrists, lawyers, psychologists, nurses and social workers, as well as service users and carers.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,100 per 15 credit module
  • Modular (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £1,100 per 15 credit module

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.