Continuing Professional Development (short course, distance learning)
Module code: MOD002062
Module level: 6
Module credits: 30 credits
If you work in a mental health or learning disability setting, our distance learning course is ideal. Understand how to engage more effectively with your service users and their carers. Learn about a wide range of evidence-based contemporary therapeutic interventions while focusing your study on your own area of practice.
Over the course of 13 weeks, you’ll critically review the theory and practice of interventions relevant to your own area of practice, so that what you learn is meaningful and transferable to your work. You’ll be able to choose the focus of your study to suit both your practice and your own learning needs.
Any intervention should be timely, appropriate and responsive. In this way, service users (and their carers) can derive the maximum benefit, and can integrate the outcomes into their own inclusion and participation. Therefore, we’ll look at a wide range of interventions, ranging from prevention to treatment and continuing development – but always centred around care, compassion, dignity and respect.
You’ll analyse how socially inclusive practice influences participation and the outcomes of interventions. You’ll go on to look at how evidence-based practice can assist with clinical decision-making, as well as perceptions and measures of intervention outcomes. This will generate a critical understanding of the role and function of interventions and the rationales for them, and will provide you with vital considerations for your future practice.
Assessment is by way of a 6,000-word patchwork text. You'll work on this throughout the course, so there's no essay to write at the end.
As you're studying by distance learning, there aren't set study dates and you don’t need to come onto our campuses. However, you are expected to set aside at least one day each week for study, and to follow the module structure rigorously. You can do this from anywhere with an internet connection.
You'll be a professional practising in mental health or learning disability care, or have an interest in these areas.
Week commencing 25 September 2017
Week commencing 29 January 2018
The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.
With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.
At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.
Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.
You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.
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