University of Edinburgh: Advanced Professional Studies (Mental Health Officer Award)
|Institution||University of Edinburgh View institution profile|
|Department||School of Social and Political Science|
This programme is the postgraduate qualification for qualified social workers wishing to practise as mental health officers (MHOs). It has been designed by, and is delivered in partnership with, 12 local authorities in the East of Scotland.
This programme focuses upon the role of the MHO in relation to relevant Scottish legislation. In addition to the taught elements, students undertake two periods of assessed MHO practice.
Under Section 32(2) of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 local authorities have a statutory duty to appoint and provide training for MHOs to undertake mandatory MHO responsibilities, enshrined in legislation: mainly the 2003 Act, but also the Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 and the Criminal Proceedings Act 1995.
This programme’s primary aim is to provide the required MHO qualification in partnership with the East of Scotland MHO Award Partnership.
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert
|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.
|Location||Central area campus|
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