This 20 credit module can be studied at degree or masters level and will enable you to develop contemporary, evidence-based knowledge of perinatal mental health issues that can affect childbearing women and their infants.
You will examine the application of this knowledge to your specialist area of work and emphasise the ability to develop appropriate individual care pathways.
You will learn from visiting lecturers who are clinicians specialising in perinatal mental health in the local area. As a multi-disciplinary module, you will also learn through discussion with fellow students who bring different perspectives and experiences. The module is highly relevant for midwives, health visitors, mental health nurses, psychologists and others working with families around the perinatal period.
The module is research informed and will prepare you to examine evidence to inform your decision making, with the needs of mothers and babies before, during and after birth at the centre of care and a strong emphasis on respect and dignity.