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Perinatal mental health

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Perinatal mental health

This module will enable students to critically appraise the socio-political and cultural context of the care of women with antenatal and postnatal mental health problems, and will equip students with sound knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet current challenges in improving outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged families. It will enable students to understand the importance of providing effective high-quality care through effective interprofessional collaboration and development of managed care pathways.

Learning outcomes:

  1. Critically appraise the socio-political and cultural context of the care of women with antenatal and postnatal mental health problems.
  2. Critically evaluate the role of specific service-delivery systems and interventions in the management of antenatal and postnatal mental health problems.
  3. Critically explore the factors and events which impact upon mental well-being during childbearing and possible associated adverse outcomes..
  4. Critically evaluate contemporary theories in relation to mental health disorders.

Who is the module for? Registered healthcare practitioners normally with two years’ post-qualifying practice experience.

Module code: MCHM7006

Entry criteria:

Applicants will be required to meet all of the following criteria:

  • Hold a recognised health-related professional qualification and current professional registration.
  • Hold an Honours degree 2(ii) or above from a UK or Republic of Ireland university. An Honours degree equivalent to a 2(ii) or above from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland will be accepted. Advice on equivalence of overseas awards will be obtained from the National Recognition and Information Centre for the UK (NARIC).
  • Normally have a minimum of two years’ post-qualifying practice experience. Module specific practice related requirements and additional entry criteria will apply to some modules and these will be indicated in the module outlines.
  • Validation needed for this module at Level 6 and as a non-credit bearing short course.

 

Non-standard applicants

Applications will be considered from non-standard applicants who can demonstrate the following certificated learning:

  • a DipHE from a UK or Republic of Ireland university or equivalent qualification from an approved institution of higher education outside the UK and Republic of Ireland

and one of the following completed within the last five years:

  • successful completion of a standalone module at level M OR
  • a minimum of 30 credits from standalone modules at level 6, at or above grade B (60%).

Proficiency in English language

Evidence of English language testing will be required from all applicants for whom English is not their first language and who have not previously undertaken studies in English. The required level of proficiency will be a minimum overall International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score (or equivalent) of 6.5, with no section achieving less than 6.0. Evidence of proficiency must be dated within the last two years. Applicants who have taken the examination more than twice in one year will not be considered.

International applicants

All international applicants must satisfy the requirements of the UK Border Agency in relation to St George’s responsibilities as a Highly Trusted Sponsor for students (Tier 4).

Advanced practice route

Applicants for this route will be required to meet all the following additional requirements:

  • a minimum of two years full-time experience (or the equivalent in part-time hours) in health or social care employment
  • be employed in a senior role
  • demonstrate they are working in a practice setting which enables the achievement of the specialist compulsory module outcomes relating to the Advanced Practice competencies (Great Britain, Department of Health, 2010).

 

Number of credits and level of study: 15 credits at level 7

Assessment: Essay

Location: St George’s, University of London

Pattern of Delivery: 5 days

Module dates:*

  • 16, 23 February, 2, 9, 16 March 2018.

*Dates may change

Fee: £800

Programme: This module is part of Healthcare Practice PgCert/PgDip/MSc

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