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Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

City University London
Course summary
2-3 years
7,500 GBP
Full time/part time
Postgraduate Education
Next available date: January 2020 - London
Course Dates
London
September 2020 
7,500 GBP
January 2021 
7,500 GBP

Course description

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate

Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate - a City University degree programme

MSc in Health and Social Care is designed for professionals working in child and adolescent mental health care services. The course is a specialist-focused research which helps professionals learn the new evolving technologies used in the workplace and creative working practices in the same.

One of the most important aspects of metal heath care is its essentials in learning and relation processes for young people which decides their capacity for assessing resources and learning new mechanisms. It is an integral part of the five outcomes identified in Every Child Matters (2006). For professionals working in children’s services and mental health care services, the course creates pathways for enabling young children and their parents to achieve the same.The course promotes child and adolescent mental health development with exploring important concepts in managing risk and resilience, early identification, assessment and formulation of child and adolescent mental health problems, evidence based psycho-social interventions and contemporary issues in child and adolescent mental health.

The course prepares students for dealing with new practices used in the workforce and new developments in ethically and culturally sensitive practices. Students will leave the course with enhanced abilities in caring for individuals and practices.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Applicants should hold a second class honours degree or the equivalent from an international institution.

For students whose first language is not English, one of the following is also required:

  • A first degree from a UK university or an overseas institution recognised by the University as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions in Australia, Canada or the USA
  • IELTS: 7.0
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 72.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTs we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for students who require a CAS as of April 2014.

Candidates who are not from the Europe/Switzerland are, coming for study purposes in the UK, may need to aply for a visa or entry clearance /p>

The way to apply may vary depending on the length of your course; there are different rules for:

  • Students on courses of more than 6 months
  • Students on courses of less than 6 months
  • Students on a pre-sessional English Language course

Please note: If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study in the UK, you cannot undertake any City University London courses on a part-time basis.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

The programme offers an Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) MSc / Postgrad Diploma / Postgrad Certificate. Graduates will be able to influence the mental health of children and young people at both a direct and indirect level through the development of services and the application of interprofessional practice and research. Students will have gained a deep understanding and knowledge of child and adolescent mental health to enable them to work effectively and collaboratively across professional agencies and boundaries. Successful completion of the MSc fulfils the requirements for higher-grade, senior advanced practice posts in health and social care and qualifies students for research posts and to conduct independent research.

Training Course Content

The normal period of registration for a Masters degree is one year's taught programme for full-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation) or two years' taught programme for part-time students (plus up to one year for dissertation).

Core modules include:

  • Introduction to research methods and applied data analysis (30 credits)
  • Critical approaches to advanced practice (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (60 credits).

Core elective modules include:

  • Child protection: working together, managing risk and resilience (15 credits)
  • Promoting child and adolescent psychological development (15 credits)
  • Child and adolescent mental health: early identification and assessment (15 credits)
  • Child and adolescent mental health: therapeutic approaches and the evidence-base (15 credits).

Optional modules include:

  • Assessment and understanding of mental health problems (15 credits)
  • Evidence-based psychosocial interventions in mental health (15 credits)
  • Contemporary issues in mental health (15 credits)
  • Work-based learning (15 credits)

Students must gain 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate and 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma. The addition of a dissertation leads to an MSc.

Discover more School of Health Sciences CPPD modules.

Read the full2014 programme specification.

A blended approach to learning and teaching is adopted including university-based taught modules; e-learning and work-based learning. Modules are run by experienced practitioners and leading researchers, using a variety of direct and interactive teaching methods. Students will learn in large and small multi-professional and multi-disciplinary groups and will be supported and encouraged to participate in independent learning.

Postgraduate taught and distance learning modules offered by the School are designed to satisfy the rapidly changing academic, clinical and professional development needs of hospital and community optometrists working in specialist practice. Teaching and assessment methods are tailored to the learning objectives of each module component. The range of teaching methods is wide and includes lectures (face-to-face and online), tutorials, advanced clinical training, clinical demonstrations, videos and discussion of clinical scenarios. Discussion forums, interactive seminars, peer reviewing work-based examples and clinically focussed critical reflections via a case review process are also included.

Purely didactic modules are examined by means of multiple-choice question papers, whereas modules with a significant practical element may also have an objective structured clinical examination or a test of visual recognition of clinical signs and/or patient case scenarios. A professional practice portfolio / assignment may also be part of the assessment criteria.

Expenses

The cost of the programme is:

  • Full-time EU: £7,500 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time EU: £3,750 per year (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Full-time Non EU: £15,000 (MSc) (2015/16)
  • Part-time Non EU: £7,500 per year (MSc) (2015/16)

Scholarships

The School of Health Sciences believes that exceptional academic and clinical performance should be recognised and rewarded. We have several scholarships available for students starting on our courses this September and January:

  • City University postgraduate scholarships
  • City University London Graduate Loyalty Discount
  • School of Health Sciences International Excellence Scholarships (for international students only)
  • Dean's Scholarships

Apply for scholarships using the official scholarships form.

Bursaries

You may also be eligible to apply for a means-tested NHS bursary. Please visit theNHS Bursary page of our website, or the

NHS Student Bursaries websitefor details.

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