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This module, provided by Staffordshire University will provide students with a basic awareness of mental health issues, how to make an assessment appropriate to your role and identify referral pathways. You will study via Blended Learning which means you will study attending 3 face to face study days and via the University’s on-line virtual learning environment, for which you will need access to a computer with internet access.

You will study and learn with others who work in a wide range of public/private sector environments.  For example; fellow students may be working in Occupational Health, Human Resources, Housing Associations, Healthcare Support Workers, Youth Workers, Primary Care Nurses, Prison Officers, Nurses in A&E, Custody or Sexual Assault, Police and Fire Officers.

You will be introduced to a variety of tools and techniques which will help you recognise and understand when someone may be experiencing mental health problems. This will include;

  • Mental Health Assessment Tools
  • Mental State Examination
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and its use in assessment
  • Assessing Mental Capacity
  • Assessing the Older Adult
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Physical Considerations
  • Autistic Spectrum Awareness
  • Personality Disorders
  • Physical Health in Mental Health

Assessment will be a written assessment based on a case study


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