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Assessing and Understanding Mental Health Problems CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

This core elective module is designed for those involved in mental health services as practitioners, managers, and researchers. The module will link knowledge of prevalence and risk factors for mental illness, stigma and service use, with approaches to mental health assessment. The module will maintain a clinical and service user informed approach, which will help students contribute to the development and direction of service provision.

You will develop your understanding of the prevalence and impact of mental health needs at a global, national and local as well as an individual level. You will also explore the epidemiology of mental health needs in relation to social and environmental factors, as well as examining the relationship between mental and physical health.

Module dates

Term 3

MAY: Thursday 7, 14, 21 and 28 May 2020
JUN: Thursday  4, 11, 18 and 25 June 2020
JUL: Thursday 3 July 2020

Module Submission Date: Monday 14th September 2020



Prerequisite knowledge

Non EEA students can only apply as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

  • A current professional registration with a relevant professional/statutory body or equivalent
  • At least one years' relevant clinical experience as a health or social care practitioner
  • A satisfactory academic reference and a satisfactory clinical reference.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualification is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0