City, University of London: Adult Mental Health (Advanced Practice in Health and Social Care)

InstitutionCity, University of London View institution profile
Department School of Health Sciences View department profile
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This MSc is designed for professionals working in adult mental health and social care, and will enable you to develop the skills and knowledge to critically evaluate approaches to mental health and transform care.

This course has been developed for all healthcare professionals working in mental health services, including: nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, clinical staff and workers from a wide range of allied statutory and voluntary agencies. Hence, this course will help you develop an understanding and knowledge of adult mental health and the ability to work effectively and collaboratively across professional agencies.

The Adult Mental Health MSc aims to help you:

- develop the skills, knowledge and awareness in the assessment and formulation of mental health problems, evidence-based psychosocial interventions and contemporary issues in mental health.

- critically evaluate risk assessment and management

- understand the concepts which inform professional leadership

- develop a greater awareness of inter-professional practice and communication, with an emphasis on collaborative practice

- work more effectively in an inter-professional context with practitioners and professionals within mental health, social care and associated fields

- understand the development of ethical and culturally sensitive practice

- recognise how the placement of the service user and their carers are key priorities

- discuss key debates in health and social care provision, within multi-professional and interdisciplinary contexts

- understand the approaches to mental health promotion at individual, community and wider societal levels

- develop strategies to overcome the barriers to inter-agency and inter-professional working and promote the wider social inclusion of people with mental distress

- critically apply theory, evidence and personal experience to practice, promoting more effective care and support to people experiencing mental distress, and their carers

- evaluate approaches to compassionate mental health care and consider innovative ways of meeting the mental health needs of individuals and communities.


City, University of London
School Health Sciences

City University London, School of Community and Health Sciences1st in London and 2nd in the UK for Health Professions, and 2nd in London for Nursing and Midwifery (Guardian League Table, 2018)

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