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 a keen interest in these areas.
Take this module as part of our BSc (Hons) Mental Health (Top-up)
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.
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Short course continuing professional development (12 weeks)
May 2019, September, January
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