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									                           SCHOOL OF HEALTH




                  COURSE                     G U I D E



            MENTAL HEALTH NURSING STUDIES




                              For Entrants to
                        2007/2008 Academic Session




Date of Issue: October 07
This version is valid until superseded




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   COURSE GUIDE FOR ENTRANTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2007/2008
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CONTENTS

WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH

AND MENTAL NURSING STUDIES                                                                                               2

COMMON FOUNDATION MODULES                                                                                                3

COMMON FOUNDATION/BRANCH PROGRAMME : DIAGRAM 1                                                                            5

MENTAL HEALTH BRANCH MODULES                                                                                             6

THE RN/BSc MENTAL HEALTH                                                                                                 7

RN/BSc COURSE STRUCTURE                                                                                                  8

RN/BSc MODULES                                                                                                           9

CAN I BE ACCREDITED WITH PAST ACHIEVEMENT?                                                                               11

STUDENT LINK                                                                                                             12

MENTAL HEALTH POST-REGISTRATION STUDIES(LEVEL 2 MODULES)                                                                 13

POST-REGISTRATION MENTAL HEALTH STUDIES(LEVEL 3 MODULES)                                                                 15

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR MENTAL HEALTH NURSES

- MA – APPLIED MENTAL HEALTH                                                                                             15

- BSC (Hons) MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE                                                                                      18

HOW WILL I BE TAUGHT                                                                                                     19

WHAT MUST I DO TO PASS A MODULE                                                                                          20

WHO WILL TEACH ME                                                                                                        20

GLOSSARY                                                                                                                 23




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                   MENTAL HEALTH NURSING STUDIES.
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WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH, AND MENTAL HEALTH
NURSING STUDIES.

Using this Guide

This guide will introduce you to the range of modules within the subject, so
that you can consider and reflect upon the different career pathways within
Mental Health Nursing. The guide will provide basic information about the
modules and the related academic regulations. The Mental Health COURSE
Guide should be read in conjunction with your Award Handbook, and
individual module guides.

A brief introduction to Mental Health Nursing. ( New Programme )

The Mental Health Branch Programme is underpinned by a number of beliefs
and values regarding the nature of mental health nursing.       This includes
national initiatives related to mental health services and higher education
provision e.g. Department of Health 1999 ( NSF for Mental Health ); DOH
2004 ( Ten Essential Capabilities ); the Nursing and Midwifery Council ( 2002,
2004 ); Mezirow, 1990; National Committee of Inquiry in Higher Education,
1997; UKCC 1999 – Fitness for Practice ).

Mental Health Service Users and significant others represent a diverse
population in terms of age, gender, sexual orientation, social class, ethnicity
and disability. Therefore within the mental health programme students will
need to continually examine and question their values, beliefs and prejudices
with a view to respecting and valuing this diversity, and develop anti-
oppressive approaches to their nursing practice.              Furthermore, the
programme embraces the principle of working in partnership with service
users, carers, significant others and other professionals ( DOH, 2004 ).


Mental Health Nursing is viewed primarily as an interpersonal process that
seeks to help individuals, families and carers to address needs in daily living,
promote autonomy, recovery and independence. The over-riding aim of pre-
registration education provision and beyond is to assist students to develop
the knowledge and skills required to deliver effective high quality values and
evidence based nursing interventions.

In order to achieve this, the mental health programme is designed to provide
students with a sound knowledge of the theories and concepts that underpin
practice. We believe that learning is participatory, emphasizing a clear focus
on best practice aiming at the integration of theory with practice. The aim is
also to combing self-directed and programmed study based on the principle of
reflective practice. In addition to developing clinical nursing knowledge and
skills, the educational programme aims to equip students with key skills for
life-long learning.

Modern mental health services incorporate a wide range of statutory, private
and voluntary organizations. Opportunities need to be developed for shared
learning and high quality practice experience in these diverse care settings in


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order to promote the concept of collaborative working.        The progressive
development of mental health nursing skills will be supported through effective
supervision of students by clinical and academic staff both in educational and
work-based settings. We believe in close working relationship with users,
carers, practitioners and significant others in developing, delivering and
evaluating the curriculum to ensure that it continues to reflect the realities of
clinical practice and produces safe, competent and accountable mental health
nurse practitioners.


The RNDipHE Course

This 3-year course is divided into a 12-month Common Foundation
Programme and a 24-month Branch Programme in Adult, Mental Health,
Learning Disabilities or Children’s Nursing.


The Common Foundation Programme

The Common Foundation Programme is a competence based programme
which serves as a foundation year for all pre-registration nursing students. All
students, across the four branches, study a range of academic modules that
provide a baseline for the development of Branch specific knowledge and
practice. This is complemented by exposure to clinical practice and the
development, under supervision, of core skills and professional awareness.

The Common Foundation Programme consists of modules attracting Level 1
Credits ( See Diagram 1 on Page 5 ). These are designed to provide you with
the opportunity to consolidate your pre-existing academic skills, and lay down
the foundations for subsequent studies and your first three clinical practice
experiences.

The learning outcomes in the 30-Credit modules in the award are set for
theory and practice and are intended to enable you to meaningfully integrate
theory and practice.


The Common Foundation Modules


NH1056 : Holistic Nursing Practice in Context        30 Level 1 Credits

The module aims to enable students to develop an understanding of the notion
of health; the development of health care services and the delivery of services
within a wide social , legal, ethical and professional context and to recognize
the impact of the local and national health economy.


NH1057 : Introduction to Nursing                     30 Level 1 Credits

The module aims to provide all students with foundation knowledge of
sciences to support practice. Students will also be facilitated to develop a
range of clinical skills, enabling them to participate safely in care delivery
under supervision.

NH1060 : Self-awareness and relating to others 30 Level 1 Credits

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The module aims to enable the student to explore aspects of self-awareness
and how they may relate to ‘others’ in a variety of settings. The student will
explore the contribution of interpersonal and communication theories,
identifying skills and attitudes required in order to develop effective therapeutic
and inter-professional relationships ( between the nurse and others ).

As a consequence, the module will facilitate your personal development and
prepare you for a wide range of psychological and interpersonal challenges
that arise from working in contemporary health care services.




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DIAGRAM 1           RN/Dip.HE COURSE STRUCTURE FOR BRANCH IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

                    Semester 1 and Semester 2                          Post Semester    Total Hours

                    NH1056 – Holistic Nursing Practice                                  Total Hours         1687.5
Year 1              In Context. 30 Level 1 Credits
Common Foundation   NH1057 – Introduction to Nursing                                    Theory              900
Programme           30 Level 1 Credits
Level 1             NH1060 – Self-Awareness and Relating to Others.                     Practice            787.5
                    30 Level 1 Credits

                    NH1055 : Foundation in Mental Health Nursing                        Total Hours         1687.5
                    30 Level 1 Credits
Year 2              NH2325 : Promoting Equality in Mental Health                        Theory              900
Branch Programme    Nursing 30 Level 2 Credits
Level 1/2           NH2327 : Supporting Mental Health Services Users                    Practice            787.5
                    and Carers in Crisis30 Level 2 Credits

                    NH2311 : Current Trends in Mental Health                            Total Hours         1687.5
Year 3              Nursing      30      level      2      credits
Branch Programme    NH2326 : Promoting Mental Health and                                Theory              862.5
Level 2             Recovery     30 Level 2 Credits
                    NH2313 : Development of the Professional Role          Internship   Practice            825
                                   30 Level 2 Credits

                                                                         TOTAL HOURS               5062.5
                                                                         THEORY                    2662.5
                                                                          PRACTICE                 2400




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THE MENTAL HEALTH BRANCH PROGRAMME


The Mental Health Branch Programme is two years in length, and serves both
to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired in the foundation year, and to
develop and extend your learning and understanding in Mental Health
Nursing. It attracts 150 Level 2 credits, 30 of which may be taken at Level 3

The Branch Programme awards academic module derived credits at both
Level 1( year 2 ) and Level 2 ( within year 2, and year 3 ). For some students,
there may be provision for Level 3 credits to be attained ( See Diagram 1 on
Page 5 ) and the module descriptors.


The Mental Health Branch Modules


NH1055 : Foundation in Mental Health Nursing                 30 Level 1 Credits
Module Leader : Joy Clayton

The module aims to provide students with an opportunity to acquire theories
and skills in relation to nursing persons experiencing mental health concerns.

NH2325 : Promoting Equality in Mental Health Nursing 30 Level 2 Credits
Module Leader : Kingsley Chinyanganya

The module aims to assist Mental Health Practitioners in promoting equality in
order to provide care that is appropriate and sensitive to clients, relatives and
significant others.

NH2327 : Supporting Mental Health Services Users and Carers in
         Crisis                                     30 Level 2 Credits
Module Leader : Tim Cawley

The module aims to enable the learner to explore the values, knowledge and
skills needed to support mental health service users and their carers who are
experiencing distress during crisis.

NH2326 : Promoting Mental Health and Recovery                                30
Level 2 Credits
Module Leader : Tumai Jijita

The module aims to enable the learner to explore the values, knowledge and
skills needed to promote the health and well being of mental health service
users and carers and to support them in achieving valued life styles.

NH2311 : Current Trends in Mental Health Nursing             30 level 2 credits

Or

NH3230 : Current Trends in Mental Health Nursing             30 Level 3 Credits
Module Leader : Joe Grizzell

This module aims to inform students of current trends in mental health nursing
in relation to persons experiencing mental health concerns. It encourages
integration of applied therapeutic care concepts within a variety of care settings

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and to effectively focus on interventions on felt needs of clients and their
relatives


Generic Branch Module

NH2313 : Development of the Professional Role               30 Level 2 Credits

Or

NH3230 : Development of the Professional Role               30 Level 3 Credits

This module is generic to all the Branches of Nursing but incorporates branch
specific input.

The module aims to facilitate the transition from Student to Registered Nurse
Practitioner. This requires the student to explore issues influencing care
delivery and management. The summative assessed work is in the form of
assessed written material from the student’s professional portfolio and requires
the student to use written evidence to establish their fitness for practice.



RN/BSc – MENTAL HEALTH N URSING

The course aims to produce first level Registered Nurses who have the
knowledge and skills to enable them to practice effectively in a safe and
accountable manner and in a variety of health care settings. The development
of intellectual skills, such as problem solving, decision making and critical
enquiry will inform the patient/client care process. To achieve this the
programme will enable students to meet the requirements leading to entry as
Registered Nurse ( Mental Health, Children, Adult or Learning Disability ) on
the Nursing and Midwifery and Health Visiting professional Register.

The Common Foundation Programme

The RN/BSc Common Foundation Programme is similar to that of the
RN.Dip.HE as outlined above. The exception is that there is an additional 30
Level 1 Credits Module ( See 2 Diagram on Page 8 )



The Additional Module

NH1054 : Evidence Based Nursing Practice               30 Level 1 Credits
Module Leader : Sue Brock
This module aims to enable the student to reflect on practice and ask relevant
questions, access and make sense of evidence and suggest how evidence may
inform nursing practice. Integral to this will be the consideration of relevant
frameworks, concepts and theories which will contribute to the development of
knowledge, skills and attitudes required to underpin evidence based approach
to reflective nursing practice.

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DIAGRAM 2           RN/BSc COURSE STRUCTURE FOR BRANCH IN MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

                    Semester 1 and Semester 2                                                   Post Semester    Total Hours

Year 1              NH1056 – Holistic Nursing Practice In Context. 30 Level 1 Credits                            Total Hours   1687.5
Common Foundation   NH1057 – Introduction to Nursing.              30 Level 1 Credits
Programme           NH1060 – Self-Awareness and Relating to Others. 30 Level 1 Credits                           Theory        900
Level 1             NH1054 - Evidence Based Nursing Practice.       30 Level 1 Credits
                                                                                                                 Practice      787.5

                    NH1055 Foundation in Mental Health Nursing 30 Level 1 Credits                                Total Hours   1687.5
                    NH2325 : Promoting Equality in Mental Health Nursing 30 Level 2
Year 2              Credits                                                                                      Theory        900
Branch Programme    NH2327 : Supporting Mental Health Services Users and Carers in Crisis
Level 2             30 Level 2 Credits                                                                           Practice      787.5
                    Semester 1 – Research Methods 15 Level 2 Credits
                    Semester 2 – Medication Management in Mental Health 15 Level 2 Credits

                    NH2311 : Current Trends in Mental Health Nursing      30 level 3 credits                     Total Hours   1687.5
Year 3              NH2326Promoting Mental Health and Recovery             30 Level 3 Credits
Branch Programme    NH2313 : Development of the Professional Role         30 Level 3 Credits      Internship     Theory        862.5
Level 3             Semester 1 – Research Proposal                        15 Level 3 Credits
                    Semester 2 – Developing the Research Process          15 Level 3 Credits                     Practice      825

                                                                                         TOTAL HOURS            5062.5
                                                                                          THEORY                 2662.5
                                                                                          PRACTICE               2400




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THE RN/BSc MENTAL HEALTH BRANCH PROGRAMME

The Mental Health Branch Programme is two years in length, and serves both
to consolidate the knowledge and skills acquired in the foundation year, and to
develop and extend your learning and understanding in Mental Health
Nursing.

The Branch Programme awards academic module derived credits at Level 2
( within year 2) and Level 3 ( Within year 3 ). ( See 2 Diagram on Page 8 )


YEAR 2 MODULES

- Foundation in Mental Health Nursing                        30 Level 2 Credits

This module aims to provide students with an opportunity to acquire theories
and skills in relation to nursing persons experiencing mental health concerns.

- Supporting Service Users and Carers in Crisis              30 Level 3 Credits

The module aims to enable the learner to explore the values, knowledge and
skills needed to support mental service users and their carers who are
experiencing distress during crisis.

-   Promoting Equality in Mental Health Nursing              30 Level 2 Credits

The module aims to assist mental health practitioners in promoting equality in
order to provide care that is appropriate and sensitive to clients, relatives and
significant others.

- Medication Management in Mental Health                     15 Level 2 Credits

This module aims to enhance students’ knowledge and skills in working with
mental service users through focusing on the effective use of medication to
alleviate the distress associated with mental ill-health.

- Research Methods                                           15 Level 2 Credits

The aim of this module is to build on previous knowledge of the research
process and provide the opportunity for the student to critically analyse practice
in light of research findings.

YEAR 3 MODULES

- Promoting Mental Health and Recovery                       30 Level 3 Credits

The module aims to enable the learner to critically explore the values,
knowledge and skills needed to promote the health and well being of mental
health service users and carers and to support them in achieving valued life-
styles.


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-   Current Trends in Mental Health Nursing                  30 Level 3 Credits

This module aims to inform students of current trends in mental health nursing
in relation to persons experiencing mental health concerns. It encourages
integration of applied therapeutic care concepts within a variety of care settings
and to effectively focus on interventions on felt needs of clients and their
relatives

- Development of the Professional Role                       30 Level 3 Credits

The module aims to facilitate the transition from Student to Registered Nurse
Practitioner. This requires the student to explore issues influencing care
delivery and management. The summative assessed work is in the form of
assessed written material from the student’s professional portfolio and requires
the student to use written evidence to establish their fitness for practice.

- Research Proposal                                          15 Level 3 Credits

This module aims to use research to advance clinical practice. It enables the
student to prepare a detailed research proposal, which provides an opportunity
to demonstrate sound knowledge of the research process and integrate learning
from the other modules studied on the degree programme. The proposed
research will be relevant to the student’s area of clinical practice and will
provide a realistic plan of action.

- Developing the Research Process                            15 Level 3 Credits

The module aims to enable students to develop and validate their research
proposal. Research tools and designs will be analysed, and students will
complete a write up of the test exercise including a critical evaluation of the
process.




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CAN I BE ACCREDITED WITH PAST ACHIEVEMENT?


Your previous study, training and experience, could count towards a diploma
or a degree in the University of Wolverhampton. There should be no need for
you to repeat study that you have undertaken previously. Accreditation of
Prior Achievement (APA) may allow for students to 'Fast Track' or enter or
leave a programme at given points.

APA can significantly reduce the length of a course of study, however,
statutory requirements will always have to be met by all students. These
include the number of hours you will have to spend in both theoretical and
clinical elements of the course e.g. The RN.Dip.HE Programme.
The APA process requires you to demonstrate that the learning you have
previously acquired is the same as that required of students undertaking the
selected programme of study, and achieving the identified learning outcomes.

All claims for advanced standing must be supported by valid evidence.


APPLYING FOR ACCREDITATION OF PRIOR ACHIEVEMENT (APA)

Before applying for APA, it is helpful firstly, to have some idea of the award or
programme for which you wish to study.

You would need to familiarise yourself with :

1. the prescribed pathway of the award.
2. modules which you need to achieve, and associated learning outcomes.
3. any specific regulations regarding APA within the chosen programme.

A portfolio of evidence is required to support any claim for APA.

For further information, contact the module leader or the subject leader.




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STUDENT LINK

This is an opportunity for you to work alongside qualified nurses (or other relevant
personnel) in a variety of different settings. The main purpose of this link between the
University and local NHS Trusts is to enable students to link theory, practice and
research.

The placements are set in different areas at different times of the course and arranged
by a placements officer. At each placement students have to achieve outcomes that are
determined by professional bodies namely the Nursing and Midwifery Council ( NMC ),
and Central Council for the Education and Training of Social Workers. Whilst working in
the clinical areas students should be able to liaise with a named assessor and a link
teacher. Practice is assessed at different levels within the Awards. It is necessary for all
practice to be successfully completed in order to graduate. You can expect to be
assessed by a nurse qualified in your chosen field of nursing namely Registered Mental
Health Nurse, or by other appropriately qualified staff.

The Placements Co-ordinator is:       Mrs. P. Walsh
                                      School of Health
                                      Mary Seacole Building
                                      MH Block, City Campus
                                      University of Wolverhampton
                                      Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
                                       01902 518621
                                      Email P.N.Walsh@wlv.ac.uk
The Subject Leader is:                Mr. M. Chellumbrun
                                      School of Health
                                      Mary Seacole Building
                                      MH Block, City Campus
                                      University of Wolverhampton
                                      Wolverhampton WV1 1SB
                                       01902 518619
                                      Email M.F.Chellumbrun@wlv.co.uk




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MENTAL HEALTH P0ST-REGISTRATION STUDIES.

LEVEL 2 MODULES.

- Interpersonal Relationships in Mental Health Practice : NH2298

Module Leader : Mr. Joe GRIZZELL

This module links theory and practice to the relationship between the Practitioner and
users of mental health services utilizing a humanistic, Psychodynamic, and cognitive
approach to therapeutic relationship.

Assessment:       A    3,000-word    essay        reflection   on   therapeutic   relationship
with a client.

- Assessing and managing Risks in Mental Health Nursing - NH2267

Module Leader : Mr. Tim CAWLEY

This module will provide the student with opportunities to develop their knowledge of,
and practice in, the assessment and management of risks associated with mental health
care.

Assessment : 100%

A 2,500 word Case Study which demonstrates the student's ability, under the
supervision of a first level mental health nurse, to assess, plan implement and evaluate
a care plan which addresses the need to protect the client and/or others from harm
which might result from abuse, neglect, deliberate self harm or violence.

- Community Mental health Care Module Code : NH2071

Module Leader : Robert Preece/Brian Bell

This module is designed to introduce course participants to the various theoretical
approaches, which underpin care, which facilitates both individuals and groups within the
community setting.

The module will allow the participants to explore historical components which led to
‘Care in the Community,’ allowing them to analyse the present and future roles which
Community Psychiatric Nurses undertake along with the skills necessary to develop
therapeutic relationships within the community setting.

Assessment: A viva demonstrating the ability to provide care.

-   Bio Psychosocial Basis of Mental Health and Illness : NH2249

Module Leader : Mr. Tumai JIJITA

The purpose of this module is to provide a foundation to mental health nursing Practice
based on bio-psychosocial model of mental health and illness. Emphasis is on
assessment strategies, plans of care for individuals with a variety of acute and chronic
mental health problems, and nursing interventions centred on the bio-psychosocial
paradigm of care.
Assessment - A 3,000 words written piece of work discussing a major mental
disorder

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- Transcultural Studies in Mental Health Module Code : NH2083

Module Leader : Mr. Brian Bell/Mrs. Sheila Dixon

 This module provides participants with the opportunity to explore a range of theories,
issues and initiatives in meeting the Mental Health needs of black and other ethnic
minority clients. It is also envisaged that course participants will explore their own
views, values, beliefs, stereotypes, attitudes, and examine the effect of these on nursing
care provision.

Assessment : Written Assignment : 2,000 words.

- Substance Misuse - NH2006

Module Leader : Mrs. Joy CLAYTON

This module aims to provide participants with the knowledge and understanding
necessary to recognise potential and actual problems associated with substance misuse
and to facilitate help and support for individuals who require it.

The participants will have an opportunity to critically:
a. examine relevant theories of substance misuse,
b. assess the effects of substance misuse on the individual,
c. and examine interventions which might be used in care and treatment.



Assessment : Compilation and presentation of a client case study.




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LEVEL 3 MODULES ON OFFER.

Current Trends in Mental Health Nursing. 15 Level 3 Credits.        NH3153

Leader : Mr. Joe Grizzell/Mrs. Lynn EDWARDS

This module will provide students with the opportunity to explore current trends in mental
health policy and law, service delivery, service user issues, care management and
education and training.

Assessment : 100% ( 3,500 words ).

This module will be assessed via the production of a learning package on any recent
development in mental health nursing ( 12 - 18 months ) and to include critical analysis
of underlying theories/concepts from a number of perspectives.


- Working with People Experiencing Enduring Mental Health Concerns.

Module Code : NH3050
Module Leader : Mrs. Sheila DIXON

This module seeks to inform practitioners of current research within
psychological approaches to the care of individuals experiencing enduring
mental health problems. The module encourages the integration of a range
of concepts to enhance practice within a variety of clinical settings and to
effectively focus interventions on the developmental needs of clients and
families.

Assessment : Written assignment : 3,000 words.


-   Substance Use - Policy and Practice

Module Code : NH3176
Module Leader : Mr. B. Bell

This module aims to link together theories of addictive behaviour and help participants
apply them critically to national policy and individual intervention. The main focus of the
module will be on drugs and alcohol, although some reference to smoking will be made.
Skills and interventions will be based on the latest evidence. Each taught session will
take the form of a 15 minutes seminar presentation by students, followed by a lecture,
group exercise or session in the skills lab, as appropriate to the topic.



Assessment : Written Assignment : 3,000 words.




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-   Working With People Who Experience Concurrent Problems With Substance
    Use and Mental Health

Module Code :       NH3175
Module Leader :     Mr. B. Bell

This module aims to link theories of substance use, mental health and thuys, dual
diagnosis, and help participants apply them to their clinical practice.      Skills and
interventions taught will be evidence-based and all content will take the form of a 15-
minute seminar presentation by students, followed by a lecture, group exercise or skills-
based session in the skills lab , as appropriate to the subject.

Assessment : A 3000 word case study related to your work with a client who has
problems with both substance use and mental health.



MA. APPLIED MENTAL HEALTH


This is a jointly validated programme between Wolverhampton University’s School of
Health and School of Social Sciences designed to provide an opportunity for multi-
professional education and learning.       It accommodates the current competency
requirements for the training of Approved Social Workers ( ASW’s ) as well as the
professional learning of Clinical Mental Health Staff within the health sector and
individuals in the independent sectors who have daily contact with mental health clients.

This multi-professional mental health award includes opportunities to achieve the
following depending on individual requirement.

-   Masters Award in Applied Mental Health.
-   Postgraduate Diploma Applied Mental Health.
-   Postgraduate Certificate Applied Mental Health.
-   GSCC Mental Health Award ( For qualified Social Workers requiring ASW status
    only).
-   GSCC Post-Qualifying Award in Social Work ( Qualified Social Workers only).



Background Information

The concept of working in partnership has become an established feature of the new
health and social care policy landscape and is one of the ten core principles for the NSF
established by the NHS Plan.




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Course Aims

Meet Knowledge base through :

-   Critical understanding of mental health legislation and policy.
-   Sound critical understanding of medical, psychological, social and health promotion
    models and perspectives.

Meet Value Base through :

-   An explicit understanding about integration and expectations of anti-oppressive
    practice in the area of mental health.

Develop Skills that reflect :

-   An ability to exercise appropriate use of authority and autonomy together with
    appropriate use of self-reflection, consultation and supervision.


Teaching Guide/Award Structure.

Clinical Healthcare, Independent Sector and Other Allied Professionals must pass the
following modules to achieve the full Masters Award :



MA Applied Mental Health.

Credit Value          Module Title

15 Credits            Working with Mental Illness.
15 Credits            Ethical and Anti-Oppressive Mental Health Practice
30 Credits            Mental Health Law and Practice.
15 Credits            Evidence-Based Mental Health.
15 Credits            Policy Development and Management in Mental Health.
30 Credits            Mental Health Interventions.

30 Credits            Applied Research Methods and Design
45 Credits            Dissertation

FURTHER INFORMATION

For details and further information please contact :

School of Social Sciences :
Anthea Murr                                  Tel. 01902 32 3977/3416
School of Health :    Mrs. Chris Lyle        Tel. 01092 518600




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BSc ( Hons ) MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE

This award designed to reflect current policies and practices is open to a broader range
of mental health professionals and emphasizes a multi-agency approach to learning
enabling individuals from relevant agencies and specialist workers to integrate their skills
and knowledge and learn from each other. The aim is to provide candidates with the
knowledge, skills and values necessary for the achievement of a seamless care delivery
in mental health from acute admission through to recovery and independent living. It
offers candidates to opportunity to experience multi-professional education, critically
review and evaluate developments in modern mental health practice and engage in
learning and skills development within the context of post National Service Framework
for Mental Health ( NSF ).

Learning Outcomes

Candidates will have the opportunity to achieve the following learning outcomes

-   Review and evaluate value bases in mental health.
-   Examine recovery as a mental health concept.
-   Review black and ethnic minority issues in mental health.
-   Develop risk assessment skills and critically review their role in mental health
    practice.
-   Use research and evidence based practice skills effectively.
-   Review mental health policy and its impact on practice.
-   Develop knowledge and skills in specific areas of mental health practice.



BSc ( Hons ) Mental Health Practice


STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMME.

Credit Value.         Option Module Title
Year 1
15 Credits            Core            Values in Mental Health       NH3194
                                      Module Leader : Mr. Brian Bell
15 Credit             Core            Assessing and Managing Risk in Mental
                                      Health. NH3198
                                      Module Leader : Mrs. Sheila Dixon/
                                                      Mrs. Gillian Maidens
15 Credits            Core            Recovery in Mental Health. NH3193
                                      Module Leader : Mr. Robert Preece
15 Credits            Core            Evidence Based Practice for Health Care
                                      Professionals. NH3054
                                      Module Leader : Sue Talbot
                                                    Or
15 Credits            Core            Research Proposal. NH3051
                                      Module Leader : Chris Clinch/Trish Moran

Year 2
15 Credits            Core            Transcultural Studies in Mental Health
                                      NH3011
                                      Module Leader : Mr. B. Bell/Mrs. S. Dixon


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15 Credits            Core Option      Working with Mental Health in Primary
                                       Care. NH3196
                                       Module Leader : Mr. David Bell/Mr. R.Preece
15 Credits            Core Option      Working with People Experiencing
                                       Enduring Mental Health Concerns. NH3050
                                       Module Leader : Mrs. Sheila Dixon
15 Credits            Core Option      Medication Management in Mental Health.
                                       NH3195
                                       Module Leader : Mrs. Lynn Edwards

Year 3

15 Credits            Core             Developing the Research Process. NH3160
                                       Module Leader : Marilyn Williams
                                               Or
15 Credits            Core             Evidence Based Practice Project. NH3199
                                       Module Leader : Sue Talbot
15 Credits            Core Option      Gender Issues in Mental Health. NH3197
                                       Module Leader : Mrs. S. Dixon/Mrs. G. Maidens
15 Credits            Core Option      Substance Use : Policy and Practice.
                                       NH3176. Module Leader : Mr. Brian Bell
15 Credits            Core Option      Preparation of Mentors for Health Care
                                       Professionals. NH3173
15 Credits            Core Option      An introduction to psycho-social
                                       interventions NH3238
                                       Module Leader : Mr. Robert Preece

N.B - The Research/Evidence Based Mental Health Practice Modules will focus the
independent study on an aspect of mental health care and contribute to the evidence for
providing quality and values based care for this client group.
Candidates who do not complete this module will only be eligible to claim the non-
honours award.

FURTHER INFORMATION.

For details and further information please contact :

School of Health :    Mr. Brian Bell          Tel. 01902 518926


How will I be taught?

Teachers within the division make every effort to employ a wide variety of teaching
methods to enhance learning. The emphasis is on Learning incorporating Information
Technology and using Evidence Based Practice. In Mental Health Nursing the emphasis
is also towards seminar presentation skills as well as enhancing team effectiveness and
support for peers. Some topics require the delivery of certain information and these are
usually in the form of lectures. The use of students’ life experiences, thoughts and
values are incorporated in group work. Learning encompasses theoretical and produce
aspects of nursing and learning centers, skill labs and the computer center are available
to assist students in their studies.




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How will I be assessed?


The assessment methods vary from module to module. The modules are assessed by
one or more of the following techniques.

      Individual written assignment
      Group poster and reflective account
      Viva
      Unseen written examination
      Seminar presentation
      Research Projects
      Research Critique.
      Portfolio of Evidence


What must I do to pass a module?

In order to pass a module, you will have to attain at least a minimum pass (D5) in each
assessed component. For example, if a module has an examination component and a
coursework component, you must attain at least D5 in BOTH to pass the module.
Individual Module Outlines will contain details of assessment components.

Who will teach me?

There will be staff from different subject areas involved in some teaching namely those
modules in Diagram 1. However, the main teachers supporting these modules and
responsible for the teaching of all Mental Health Modules in the Branch Programme and
at Post-Registration level are as follows:

NAMES                       LOCATION

Brian Bell                  Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518926
                            E-Mail : Brian.Bell@wlv.ac.uk

David Bell                  Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518925
                            E-Mail : dave.bell@wlv.ac.uk

Tim Cawley                  Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518663
                            E-Mail : T.A.Cawley@wlv.ac.uk

Mike Chellumbrun            Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518619
                            E-Mail : M.F.Chellumbrun@wlv.ac.uk

Kingsley Chinyanganya       Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518670
                            E-Mail : K.Chinyanganya@wlv.ac.uk

Joy Clayton                 Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518669
                            E-Mail : L.J.Clayton@wlv.ac.uk


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Sheila Dixon                Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518664
                            E-Mail : S.Dixon@wlv.ac.uk

Lyn Edwards                 Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518668
                            E-Mail: L.Edwards@wlv.ac.uk

Mike Fogarty                Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518666
                            E-Mail: M.D.Fogarty@wlv.ac.uk

Dean-David Holyoake(Dr)     Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. CITY : 01902 518662
                            WALSALL : 01902 518853
                            E-Mail: D.Holyoake@wlv.ac.uk
Joe Grizzell                Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518661
                            E-Mail: J.H.Grizzell@wlv.ac.uk

Tumai Jijita                Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518671
                            E-Mail: T.F.Jijita@wlv.ac.uk

Gillian Maidens             Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518600
                            E-Mail : Gillian.Maidens@wlv.ac.uk

Robert Preece               Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518667
                            E-Mail: Robert.preece@wlv.ac.uk

Jane Collins                 Mary Seacole Building
Clinical Skills Demonstrator Tel. 01902 518603 or 518606
                             E-Mail : Jane.Collins@wlv.ac.uk



CURRENTLY ON SECONDMENT TO OTHER SCHOOL/S


Chris Lyle                  Mary Seacole Building
                            Tel. 01902 518600
                            E-Mail: C.Lyle@wlv.ac.uk




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_____________________________________________________________________

         COURSE GUIDE FOR ENTRANTS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2006/2007
_______________________________________________________________________________________


CHEATING

1. Definition

Cheating is defined as any attempt by a candidate to gain unfair advantage in an
assessment by dishonest means and includes all breaches of examination room rules,
impersonating another candidate, falsifying data and obtaining an examination paper in
advance of its authorised release.

 2. Types of Cheating
Plagiarism is defined as incorporating a significant amount of unattributed direct
quotation from, or unattributed substantial paraphrasing of, the work of another.

Collusion occurs when two or more students collaborate to produce a piece of work to
be submitted ( in whole or in part ) for assessment and the work is presented as the
work of one student alone.

3. Penalties

Where an offence is admitted, or an independent panel decides that cheating, plagiarism
or collusion has occurred, a penalty will be imposed. The severity of the penalty will vary
according to the nature of the offence, and will range from failure of the assignment
under investigation to a restriction of the award a student may ultimately achieve, if
successful, to that of the intermediate award which precedes the award for which the
student is registered when the offence is committed.

4. Further Information

Full details of the University’s regulations and procedures concerning cheating,
plagiarism and collusion can be consulted in Section E.11 of the University Academic
Regulations for Students, which is available in Campus Registries or from the campus
learning centres.




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                                       GLOSSARY

Core Module

A module which must be studied and passed for a titled award. Within the RN.Dip.HE
Award, all modules are core, and are required to be studied.

Credit Rating of a Module

The number of credits obtained by passing the assessment requirements of a module.
Within your award, all theoretically assessed modules are rated at 15 Credits each, at
levels 0, 1 and 2. Portfolio modules are rated at 30 credits each, at both levels 1 and 2.


Credit Envelope

The maximum number of credits you may use to obtain your award, include re-
submission attempts. ( See the relevant section of your award handbook for further
detain).


Level 0 :

The entry level of studies within the programme, allowing for an introduction to key skills,
and preparation for your first level clinical practice experience.


Level 1 :

This is the foundation level for higher education study. It provides an orientation or
balancing phase for peoples on entry, as well as introducing you to the basic
methodologies and concepts of your chosen subject.


Level 2 :

This is the intermediate level which develops your intellectual and imaginative powers;
understanding; judgement, problem-solving; and communication skills; as well as giving
a deepening awareness of your chosen discipline.


Level 3 :

At Level 3, modules are designed to develop and test students’ powers of independent
judgment and critical awareness; to develop an inquiring, analytical and creative
approach to learning, both generally and particularly in the chosen specialist area(s).




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