Professional/Short course Mental Health and Well-Being of Children and Young People

Entry year
2024/25
Course code
UZUR4E203
Application
University
Level
Professional/Short Course
School
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Duration
Six weeks
Delivery
Online
Course Director
Rachel Williams

20 credit level 6 or level 7 module

Page last updated 22 May 2024

Introduction

You may be able to study these modules at Level 6 (BSc level) or Level 7 (Masters level) depending on your academic circumstances. Please contact the CPD Team or the Module Leader for advice if you are unsure which level would be best for you.

This 20 credit module, 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.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

For level 6 (UZUR4E-20-3)

  • convey an understanding of the concept of childhood and what influences childhood.
  • critically analyse the challenges that can arise when working with children and young people such as engagement, legal frameworks, neurodevelopment and diversity.
  • critically analyse how working with family, carers and support networks can impact on care and treatment for young people.
  • convey an understanding of approaches that can be used to support the assessment and safety of children and young people.

For level 7 (UZUSKA-20-M)

  • critically analyse the concept of childhood and what influences childhood. 
  • critically analyse the challenges that can arise when working with children and young people such as engagement, legal frameworks, neurodevelopment and diversity. 
  • critically evaluate how working with family, carers and support networks can impact on care and treatment for young people.
  • critically evaluate approaches that can be used to support the assessment and safety of children and young people.

Entry requirements

You will need to have a keen interest in developing skills towards working with children and young people.

Careers / Further study

The Level 6 (undergraduate level) module can contribute towards:

  • BSc(Hons) Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • BSc(Hons) Health and Social Care
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Award

The level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing)
  • MSc Advanced Practice
  • Professional Development Awards

Structure

Content

The module syllabus typically covers the following:

Infancy and young children

  • Attachment and relationship formation in vulnerable children
  • Promoting infant mental health
  • Parenting
  • Parental mental health

5 to 11 year olds

  • Self esteem and self concept 
  • Parenting
  • Exploring neurodiversity

Young people

  • Developing a sense of self
  • Peers and peer pressure
  • How to work with young people who feel unsafe

Developmental theories

  • Children experiencing trauma
  • Assessment of need and referral pathways
  • Caring for children from ethnic minority groups
  • Vulnerable children
  • Risk, resilience, problems and need

Learning and Teaching

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.

Assessment

Assessment of this module will comprise a 3,000 word project.

Features

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Prices and dates

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Dates

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How to apply

How to apply

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Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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