Mental health assessment in urgent, emergency and acute care (degree and masters level) (UEC611 / APP767)

Key features

This 20 credit module aims to increase knowledge and skills of practitioners working in urgent, emergency and acute care settings and who work with individuals experiencing mental health issues. It explores the principles and process of mental health assessment and the practice of determining appropriate intervention alongside prioritisation of client need based on the current guidance.

Module code

UEC611 / APP767

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 6 – bachelors degree 

Level 7 – masters degree

Location

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth

<p>Livewell Southwest North Community Mental Health Team<br></p>

UEC611 course details (degree level)

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge, understanding and awareness of concepts of mental health and mental illness, diagnostic category systems in mental health and a range of social, medical and psychological explanatory models

  • demonstrate knowledge, understanding and awareness of mental health assessment, risk management, and tools to support the provision of safe, ethical and effective urgent and/or emergency mental health care

  • organise assessment findings using selected criteria and effectively communicates the patient’s needs within the multi-disciplinary team

  • competently demonstrate the core skills required to engage, gather information, and build a therapeutic alliance with an individual experiencing mental health issues

  • critically analyse and competently apply contemporary mental health legislation and national policies to mental health issues in urgent and emergency care.


Assessment

The assessment for this module is an essay demonstrating that you have met the above learning outcomes.

APP767 course details (masters level)

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse the range of evidence that informs mental health and mental illness, diagnostic category systems, and a range of biopsychosocial, medical and psychological explanatory models

  • selects and applies advanced principles, concepts and theoretical frameworks to mental health assessment, risk management, and tools that support the provision of safe, ethical and effective urgent and/or emergency mental health care

  • systematically organises complex assessment findings using selected criteria and effectively communicates the patient’s needs within the multi- disciplinary team

  • selects and applies advanced interpersonal skills required to engage, gather information, and build a therapeutic alliance with an individual experiencing mental health issues

  • provide an advanced critical analysis of and competently apply contemporary mental health legislation and national policies to mental health issues in urgent and emergency care.


Assessment

The assessment for this module is an essay demonstrating that you have met the above learning outcomes.

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.
Access to: 
  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides 
  • student card.

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Module dates

31 January, 1, 28 February, 1, 28, 29 March and 25, 26 April 2022.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit.)

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. 

In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. 

Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers.

What programmes can these modules count towards?

The degree-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module for the following courses:

The masters-level module can be studied as a standalone module or as an optional module towards some MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways.

For further information please contact the Professional Development Unit.

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Student insight

"The variety of speakers kept it interesting and it was apparent that they were experts in their field, as they were all very passionate."

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Student insight

"I really enjoyed the complete openness and honesty that the module seemed to bring out in people. Difficult subjects were covered, discussed and mulled over and it was refreshing to see such open discussion within a group of people who might, given the subject matter, be predisposed to being unwilling to share experiences. I really enjoyed and have recommended the module to others."

BSc (Hons) Urgent and Emergency Care student, 2014 cohort

Entry requirements

Students wishing to undertake this module as part of a professional development pathway must be:

  • on a professional register (i.e. NMC, HCPC)
  • practicing within urgent or emergency care to have the practice experience required to achieve the learning outcomes
  • to study the module at masters level you must also have previously studied to graduate level.

Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Medical students looking to intercalate

Medical students who are looking to intercalate should also contact the PDU for information on the specific entry requirements for our intercalated programme.

Fees

Please see our Professional Development Module Fees page.