Introduction to Health Sciences
This module will introduce the student to normal anatomy and physiology, key sociological and psychological concepts and principles of health promotion. Completion of this module supports the student in acquiring the knowledge to apply understanding of abnormal physiology to patient physical states. Through a variety of learning strategies the student is supported to appreciate how health education and health promotion can have a positive effect upon patient wellbeing.
Introduction to Clinical Leadership
The current and future challenges in health and social care make it essential for front line practitioners to have leadership skills and be able to influence and manage change to improve the care and outcomes for service users and contribute to drive forward service improvement. This module will provide students with the theory underpinning leadership and the management of change and the opportunity to explore and discuss their application in the context of clinical practice.
Fundamentals of Community Mental Health Practice
This module provides students with the opportunity to examine and develop the core values, knowledge and skills associated with the provision of safe, effective and collaborative mental health care in the community. By the end of the module students will have knowledge of the formal and informal resources available to people living with mental health problems in the community, and will recognise the importance of promoting partnerships with service users in meeting needs. Students will be supported to develop their capabilities in assessment, care provision and coordination and decision-making, with due regard to the available evidence, and will have knowledge of relevant policy and law related to community mental health practice.
Return to Practice
The module is intended to allow nurses to study the theoretical and practical aspects of the contemporary role of the nurse. Students will learn how the structure of NHS settings has changed in the last few years to make it easier for health care professionals, and in particular nurses, to deliver continuously high standards of care.
This module is suitable for:
¿ Qualified nurses and health visitors (HVs)whose registration has lapsed to return to practice in line with the PREP Standards (NMC, 2011)
¿ Qualified nurses whose registration is subject to sanctions imposed by the NMC and are required by the NMC to undertake the return to practice programme. (The Nursing and Midwifery Order, 2001)
¿ EU & EEA qualified nurses to register in the UK in line with Registering as a nurse or midwife in the UK (NMC, 2011).
¿ Registered nurses / HVs seeking to update and refresh their skills and knowledge.
¿ Registered nurses / HVs identified by their employer as requiring an update to refresh their skills and knowledge.
Health Care and the Law
The aim of the module is to raise awareness of the legal principles that underpin health care.
Clinical Assessment and Decision Making in Non-Medical Prescribing (HCPC)
This module will enable professional learners to develop a systematic, evidence-based and reflective approach to independent/supplementary prescribing practice.
Assessing decision making capacity
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.
Dissertation (MA Medical Law and Ethics)
A supervised programme of reading and critical reflection upon an agreed topic area within medical law and ethics leading to the production of a written dissertation not normally exceeding 20,000 words.
Introduction to Law and Medicine
This module introduces the legal system in England & Wales and its role in medicine. Students will be introduced to the nature of law and legal argument and learn how to evaluate case law in relation to consent to examination and treatment.
Patients, Professionals and the Law
This module introduces the students to the law relating to negligence, reproduction, end of life issues and confidentiality through the use of case law and statute law.
Mental Health, Mental Capacity and the Law
This module introduces students to the laws relating to mental health and mental capacity. Case law will be used to analyse the role of law in this area and mental health will be used as a basis for considering the impact of human rights on healthcare.
Values based Practice and Ethical Decision Making in Mental Health Services
This module aims to help students to:
1. identify and where appropriate intervene in mental health settings to counter decisions that may be based on
2. respect the abilities and backgrounds of users and carers of mental health services and promote culturally and
linguistically sensitive practice.
3. promote the rights, dignity and self-determination of individuals and recognise in their work individuals¿ needs for
personal respect, choice, dignity and privacy.
Policy and Law in mental health services
The module will include those items identified in the WAG Regulations Key Competence Area 2 (The Application of Knowledge: Legislation and Policy) and those items identified in the CCW key skills under 'Legislation and Systems' and 'Professional Responsibilities'.
Understanding Mental Health and Mental Distress
This module addresses the principal models of mental distress and their relationship to the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP). Biomedical and psychological models are considered and there is a key emphasis on the social perspective required of AMHPs.
Professional Decision Making and Partnership in Mental Health
This module considers the judgment and decision making required when taking account of the wishes and feelings of the individual, their cultural background, social and family background, the nature of the mental disorder and its likely course when reaching conclusions in the role of the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP).