30 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: Students are normally expected to have a 1st or 2.1 in a health related subject or extensive experience of work in a mental healthcare setting and a demonstrated capacity to work at masters level and have access to patients in primary care setting

Co-requisites: PSY6013, PSY6014

Aims/Description: This module will provide an understanding of the complexities of people's mental health, social and occupational needs and the services that can support people to recovery. Skills teaching will develop students' clinical management, liaison, and decision-making competencies, demonstrating respect for individual differences in age, sexuality, disability, gender, spirituality, race and culture, and taking into account any physical and sensory difficulties people may experience in accessing services. Students should demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and encourage people's participation in every aspect of care and treatment and demonstrate an understanding and awareness of the power issues in professional/patient relationships. The module will equip students with knowledge of the differences between low and high intensity psychology interventions, clinical and case management supervision and team working.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to students in the Pg Certificate in Low Intensity Psychological Interventions.

Staff Contact: Dr Steve Kellett
Teaching Methods: This will involve 10 teaching days spread over 10 weeks that will include: Lectures and seminars to cover learning in the range of social and healthcare resources available through statutory and community agencies, and the values, discriminatory practice, equal opportunities and issues of diversity. These will provide basic knowledge requirements of Learning Outcomes 1 to 3 and 7 to 9. Group academic tutorials will prepare students for academic assessments. Clinical simulation working in small groups with supervision and peer and supervisor feedback to develop skills based competencies in line with Learning Outcomes 4 to 6. Supervised practice through supervised direct contact with patients in the workplace to develop competencies outlined in Learning Outcomes 4 to 6.
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Psychology):

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