Taught course

Professional Practice in Mental Health Law

Institution
Northumbria University · Faculty of Business and Law
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

Although no formal qualifications are required, (the programme is suitable for students from a range of backgrounds & experience), some on-going practical experience within the mental health field is necessary as the course builds upon practical experience in its assessment processes

Months of entry

March, September

Course content

Are you looking to develop the competencies that are required to become an Approved Clinician for the purposes of the Mental Health Act 1983? Do you want to enhance your ability to manage challenges that you face within a mental health context as a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse, occupational therapist or social worker?

As a professional practice course, there are no specific topics that must be covered. Instead the emphasis is very much on what you need to study in order to prepare yourself for the Approved Clinician role and/or to continue your professional development.

At the start you will be encouraged to write a learning proposal that identifies your specific learning objectives. You will then work towards these objectives through undertaking further continuing professional development (CPD), reflecting on your CPD and ultimately through completion of a work-based project. On completion you should have developed the skills and knowledge you need for you to make an application to be an Approved Clinician if that is your goal.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English must have an IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum score in each component of 5.5. Pearson Academic score of 62 (or above) with a minimum score in each component of Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking of 51

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    flexible
    12 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Office
Email
bc.applicantservices@northumbria.ac.uk
Phone
0191 227 4453