Physical Health in Mental Health Care Academic Credits

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Location Stafford campus

1 Term

Course Start

Term 2

This is a 15 credit module that can be studied at level 4, 5 and 6. It will run on the following Wednesdays in 2019:

6th February 09:00-16:00; 13th February 13:00-16:00; 27th February 13:00-16:00; 3rd April 09:00-16:00


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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences

This module would be beneficial to anyone working in health and social care along with anyone involved with individuals who experience mental health problems such as service users themselves, carers and support workers.

Graduate destinations

This module can be taken as a stand-alone or as part of the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Contemporary Healthcare.

Entry requirements

There are no specific entry requirements, but if you are undertaking level 5 or 6 work it will be presumed that you have undertaken academic work at the level below.

Employment opportunities

Following completion of this module it could help you establish an adapted role within your work place.

Module outline

The module is designed to develop pre-existing knowledge and skills related to the recognition and assessment of people’s physical health needs, within a variety of settings and within differing mental health conditions. It is intended that the module will focus on moving this knowledge and these skills to the point where you will be able to incorporate physical health assessment as part of your everyday role and/or experience.

Module overview

This module broadly focuses on developing and enhancing your ability to recognise and assess people’s physical health.  The understanding of complex needs will be explored and health promotion strategies to meet these complexities will be considered. You will review the evidence base of these issues and consider all aspects in relation to service users. The relevance, strengths, weaknesses and ethical issues raised by a range of topics will be used to develop and enhance your understanding and critical analysis.

Further study

There are many modules attached to the BSc (Hons) Professional Development in Contemporary Healthcare if this is the pathway you wish to follow.


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