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Physical Health in Mental Health Care Academic Credits

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Location Stafford campus

Spread over 12 weeks

Fee £450 Financial support
Course Start

Term 2: Stafford - Thursdays 1.00-4.00 for 12 weeks.

Application Faculty of Health
Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

This module will be helpful to anyone working in health and social care. It is particularly helpful to those working specifically with people with mental health problems. Service users and carers may also find this module beneficial.

Entry requirements


Key features

  • Module for Continuing Professional Development

  • Can be studied as a stand alone module or part of Diploma/Degree pathway

  • 15 Credits at level 4, 5 or 6

Course content

This module is an option in many of the mental health awards we offer. The module can be studied at level 4, 5 or 6 as part of an award or as a stand alone module. You will gain a greater understanding of the main physical health issues facing people with mental health problems.

At the end of this module you will be able to identify the physical health needs of individuals with mental health problems. Time will be spent learning to communicate health promotion strategies to facilitate physical wellbeing. You are also encouraged to reflect on your role, and environment, in supporting the physical wellbeing of people with mental health problems.

Where next?

If you are not already enrolled on one of our awards you may consider working towards

a University Certificate in Mental Health, a Foundation degree, Diploma or Degree.  See our Lifelong learning brochure (PDF, file size: 1.77MB) for more details.


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