Taught course

Applied Mental Health Practice

Institution
University of Chester · Faculty of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

The course is available to:

  • Registered social workers
  • First level nurses – their field of practice being mental health or learning disabilities nursing
  • Occupational therapists
  • Chartered psychologists

Applicants will have two years’ post-registration experience and be nominated and supported by their employer.

Months of entry

January

Course content

Course overview

The aim of the course is to produce competent, independent mental health practitioners capable of complex decision making and working with high levels of professional responsibility.

This part-time interprofessional course is delivered in collaboration with Cheshire Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) Partnership and incorporates AMHP training.

Successful candidates will be eligible to be approved as an AMHP.

Why Study Applied Mental Health Practice with us?

Our course structure and content shows a strong commitment to the integration of theory and practice, underpinned by a strong value base. The course will build on your graduate and professional experience by immersing you in the multifaceted and rapidly changing face of mental health practice.

The specialist AMHP modules are delivered by Cheshire AMHP Partnership. Nationally recognised mental health speakers, specialist mental health practitioners, academics, service users and carers contribute to the teaching on the course. The AMHP training component also involves undertaking a practice placement within a community mental health setting.

The course will equip you to play a key role in the care and protection of people with mental disorders and to undertake the specific duties of an AMHP.

How will I be taught?

The course location is Cheshire AMHP Partnership venue; and Riverside Campus, Chester.

Teaching and learning methods include lectures, small group work, case discussions, tutorials, problem-based learning, experiential learning activities, peer learning and self-directed learning.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through written assignments, presentations, individual case studies, case discussions, direct observation, and a practice portfolio. The practice elements of the course are assessed by experienced Approved Mental Health Professionals.

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Health and Social Care Admissions
Email
hscadmissions@chester.ac.uk