30 Credit Points

This module adopts an active learning flipped classroom approach to enable students to undertake evidence-based assessments of decision-making capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. Students are required to pass a practical assessment as well as complete an academic assignment.

This is a stand-alone module. The module is aimed at medical, nursing, allied health, social work and social care staff undertaking mental capacity assessments. 

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

1. Critically evaluate statute law, case law and policy documents in relation to undertaking capacity assessments

2. Justify the need to presume capacity when conducting a mental capacity assessment

3. Analyse the practical steps needed to help someone make a decision

4. Critically consider strategies to promote a person’s autonomy and safety

5. Evaluate an evidence-based capacity assessment

6. Critically assess risk in complex situations in order to make proportionate decisions



St David's Park, Carmarthen 


Lecturer: Mr RA Griffith


Time:                09:30 – 16:30 Thursday

Dates:               6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Feb 2020

5th, 12th, 19th, 26th March 2020

ASD: 21st May 2020


Closing date for applications: 23rd January 2020