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Adolescence and Mental Health - Level 6 and 7

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Tue 16 November 2021
6 weeks
Short Course
This course is suitable for people working in a mental health or social care environment with young adults with mental health problems.
City South Campus, Seacole Building, Westbourne Road, Birmingham, B15 3TN, West Midlands, United Kingdom

The adolescence and mental health module will enable you to develop your knowledge and understanding of the factors influencing the health and well being of older children who are presenting a range of complex mental health needs.  This module will also improve your awareness and application of the statutory and policy developments in 0 to 25 year services and interventions offered to children and families.

What's covered in the course?

Completing this module will enable you to examine: the immediate and longer term effects of trauma, loss and abuse for young people & their families, family dynamics and domestic violence, complex mental health presentations (e.g. childhood depression, eating disorders, early onset psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder), self-harm behaviours, substance abuse, and safeguarding.

This pathway will be taught one day per week and located at our City South Campus.  This will enable you to engage in the taught content of the module & access individual/ group tutorial support.

University based teaching and learning activities will be facilitated by academic and clinical colleagues with extensive experiences.

A range of classroom-based lectures, seminars, group work activities, formative presentations, Moodle based, and self-directed work will be adopted to facilitate your learning.

Personal tutor support will be provided by a member of the module team. Additionally academic support can be accessed from our Personal Development Department on a self-referral basis, and from our experienced library colleagues.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have extensive academic and clinical experience of offering a programme of child and adolescent mental health modules
  • We have extensive links with local mental health services whose staff have successfully completed the child and adolescent mental health pathway award
  • We have developed a comprehensive child, adolescent, and young adult mental health pathway which is responsive to the need of these age groups
  • You will have access to an extensive library of books, journals and support staff who will assist you in developing your knowledge and skills
  • You will be offered personal tutor support and additional personal development services from a professional and committed team of staff
  • You will have the opportunity to become a member of a community of practice with other students completing the pathway. This will enable you to share your experiences, share good practice, and reflexively examine your learning

Course structure

This module aligns with the Professional Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

This module is predominantly aimed at graduate healthcare practitioners currently engaging in child, adolescent, and young adult mental health settings. 

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