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Professional course

Working with a Person Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

20 credit, level 3 and Masters level module

About this course

Course code:
UZZRX9203
Applications:
University
Level:
Professional/Short Course
Department:
Nursing and Midwifery
Campus:
Glenside
Course director:
Kris Deering

Page last updated 19 September 2017

Introduction

During the Working with a Person Experiencing Mental Health Crisis module, at level 3 (UZZRX9-20-3), you will:

  • Critique the importance of developing a working alliance with service users, families and carers examining factors that inhibit engagement.
  • Critically examine principles of recovery and social inclusion.
  • Critically reflect on inter-professional working and reducing assumptions on collaboratively reducing a crisis.
  • Critically evaluate the complexity of managing a service user caseload.
  • Discuss challenges and possibilities in using  documentation to assist a service user.

At Masters level (UZZRX8-20-M) you will:

Critically analyse organisational systems and propose innovations to develop working alliances with service users, families and carers.

Critically examine underlying ethics of principles of recovery and social inclusion within crisis work and demonstrate methods of applying such ethics in practice.

Critically reflect on reducing fragmentation between service provisions while assisting a person having a crisis, demonstrating innovations in whole system working.

Critically evaluate and propose policies that may assist working within complexity of case load management whilst focus is on assisting the service user.

Critically explore documentation use within crisis/intensive teams and propose organisational innovations in mediating such work while assisting a service user.

Entry requirements

For those working, or looking to work, in intensive or crisis teams.

Careers / Further study

Level 3 study can contribute towards:

  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice
  • BSc (Hons) Professional Development
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Advanced Practice

Masters level study can contribute towards:

  • MSc Professional Development
  • MSc Specialist Practice
  • MSc Advanced Practice

Structure

Content

The vulnerable adult
Includes; service users presenting with complexities of life events and inequalities alongside various substance misuses.

Carers, friends and family
Burden of care and assessment

Reflective Practice
Increasing capabilities in novel situations; professional self-care

Whole team working
Collaboration over various sectors

Working with complexity
Challenging resources and utilisation

New technologies
Adapting communication as guided by Mental Health Crisis Care Concordat

Learning and Teaching

Teaching will include; Seminars, action learning sets, critical review of research and policy and critical reflection.

Additionally there will be emphasis on social media for distant learning and emphasise on you collaborating online to develop study.

Study time

48 contact hours.

Assessment

Level 3
Assessment will be one component: A written assignment guided by construction of your own case study.

Masters level
Assessment will be one component: A written assignment guided by construction of your own case study, with emphasis on organisation innovation in assisting a person experiencing a crisis.

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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