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Professional course

Mental Health and Well-Being of Children and Young People

20 credit level 3 or Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZUR4E203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Programme leader:
Fred Ehresmann

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

The 20 credit, level 3 and Masters level module (UZUSKA20M) Mental Health and Wellbeing of Children will enable you to examine the historical perspectives and the development of current CAMHS provision and analyse the relationship with agencies that promote the health, education and wellbeing of children and young people.

The module is delivered using a variety of approaches, which may include; seminars, distance learning, lecturer and facilitator-led learning, individual presentations, role play, case study presentation, group work and e-learning.

Entry requirements

People with a keen interest in developing skills towards working with children and young people.

Careers / Further study

This is also an optional module (chosen in negotiation with your trust) as part of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) programme.  If you wish to apply for the full SCPHN programme please contact admissions on 0117 83333. 

Structure

Content

Infancy and young children

  • Attachment and relationship formation in vulnerable children
  • Promoting infant mental health parenting
  • Parental mental health
  • Eat and sleep patterns

5 to 11 year olds

  • Self esteem and self concept parenting

Young people

  • Developing a sense of self
  • Peers and peer pressure
  • Transition from CAMHS to adult services

Developmental theories

  • Children experiencing loss and bereavement, e.g. divorce and death
  • Assessment of need and referral pathways
  • Caring for children from ethnic minority groups
  • Vulnerable children
  • Risk, resilience, problems and need

Learning and Teaching

You will be able to:

  • Examine the historical perspectives and the development of current CAMHS provision
  • Analyse the relationship within and between agencies that promote the health, education and wellbeing of children and young people
  • Discuss legal and policy frameworks for working with children, young people and their families
  • Evaluate and reflect on practice and ways of working
  • Analyse developmental theories and their relationship to the mental health of children and young people
  • Analyse frameworks for assessment and referral processes
  • Evaluate ways of engaging children and young people in assessments and interventions used
  • Critically evaluate the way the family can impact upon the mental health of children and young people
  • Analyse and evaluate the roles and responsibilities of professionals when engaging in interventions with children, young people and their families and carers
  • Demonstrate an ability to critique evidence-based practice.

Assessment

A 3000 word project.

Prices and dates

Supplementary fee information

Please visit full fee information to see the price brackets for our modules.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Dates

Please see our timetable for full date information.

How to apply

How to apply

You will apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Please note: Priority will be given to applications received through our funded educational contracts.  Places on this module will be limited for applications received outside of this funding.  Please check with your employer as a funded contract place may still be available to support your learning.

Our how to apply page can assist you with further information prior to submitting your online application. 

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