University of Edinburgh: Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (Online Learning)
|Institution||University of Edinburgh View institution profile|
|Department||School of Health in Social Science|
The MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches (Online Learning) offers a unique perspective: that children and young people’s mental health and well-being is influenced by developmental processes at multiple levels, from individual to socio-cultural and that approaches to working with mental health and well-being need to be informed by this dynamic and interactional system.
By drawing on the knowledge and clinical experience of a world-class department of clinical and health psychology, the programme aims to equip students with the knowledge necessary for understanding children and young people’s mental health and well-being from this unique perspective. The programme will also draw upon many other theoretical areas, including early intervention, health promotion, public health, health and social inequalities, critical psychology, developmental psychopathology and resilience.
The programme is part time, fully online, and has been designed with professionals in mind; the online delivery format and part-time study options allow for professionals from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to develop knowledge and practice whilst continuing to meet individual life and work demands.
The core elements of the programme include both conceptual and applied courses. At the conceptual level, the programme will review different theories of children and young people’s mental health involved in the complex structure of typical and atypical development. At the applied level it will include the application of psychological knowledge to difficulties experienced by children and young people and the critical appraisal of psychological knowledge and practice.
Distinctive features of the programme, include:
- the critical integration of clinical and professional practice with current theoretical and empirical developments in the evidence base for, and delivery of, mental health programmes for children and young people
- flexibility of delivery
- opportunities for knowledge exchange between range of graduates and practitioners from multi-professional backgrounds
- many opportunities for the synthesis of theory, evidence and practice
Graduates of the programme can expect to develop key skills and abilities, which are transferable to a number of professional domains, including:
- knowledge and understanding of the developmental and well-being literature
- research and enquiry skills
- personal and intellectual autonomy skills
- technical and practical skills
- communication skills
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
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