Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD005440
Module level: 7
Module credits: 30 credits
You’ll attend face-to-face study days at our Chelmsford campus, blended with online learning.
We'll focus on cultural, social and family influences on child and adolescent mental wellbeing, while exploring current issues in mental health from both a national and global perspective.
The World Health Organization (WHO, 2011) states that 23 years are lost world wide to mental health disorders, that 10% of children and young people have a diagnosed mental health condition, and that around 50% of mental health problems develop before the age of 14.
The need to understand children holistically, taking into account cultural beliefs, values and attitudes, and social context, is gaining importance due to the complexity of mental health problems and the increased need for services for different ethnic groups and for children whose lives have changed due to civil unrest.
This module will address a number of issues related to child and adolescent mental wellbeing and society, including health promotion. We'll explore the way in which mental illness is portrayed through the media and the impact this can have on interpretations of mental health and mental illness within a given society. This includes examining how mental health is represented in the news, on social media and global technology; sexuality will also be explored. We'll also examine the delivery of culturally appropriate health care, and how the knowledge gained can be applied to current or future practice.
The module is delivered in a blended approach, with a mix of face-to-face teaching sessions and online learning. You'll be expected to attend all taught sessions.
You'll be assessed on a 20-minute presentation and supporting 1,000-word commentary.
Our module will suit health care professionals working in a relevant field.
Week commencing 28 May 2019
Followed by 11 weeks of online learning
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.
Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
Part-time postgraduate (Up to 5 years)
January 2019, September 2018
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