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PD5501: MENTAL HEALTH AND WORKING WITH VULNERABLE GROUPS (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:22


Course Overview

This course is designed to enhance insight and understanding of the challenges and opportunities for the overall provision of health and social care to vulnerable groups and those with mental health problems in general healthcare systems. The course will enable the practitioner to assess and manage a patient with mental health issues through the implementation of management strategies and in alignment with the broader legal framework.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mrs Helen Gray

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will provide the healthcare practitioner with the knowledge and skills to work effectively with these patient groups and their family carers in general healthcare during periods of crisis or when faced with complexity, upheaval, change or transition. The course will support the development of the knowledge and skills to address and support behaviours that challenge and require skilled working with carers or broader support networks.

 

Course Aim:

The knowledge and skills gained from this course will provide:

  • An ability and critical awareness in relation to the access and provision of care for patients with mental health problems or those who are considered to be in a vulnerable group.
  • Foundation level of skills and critical awareness in relation to the recognition of such patient groups, recognising the need for expert assessment and how to facilitate such access

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback

Information will be provided at induction and in the course handbook that will be available on MyAberdeen.

Feedback will be given along with the grading of the assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate knowledge, skill and judgement in identifying patients with mental health or cognitive problems in a general healthcare setting
ProceduralApplyOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to discuss the ethical and legal issues relating to these patient groups and how this may influence care decisions.
ProceduralApplyOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to identify, assess appropriately and plan the individualised care to meet their health requirements including access to care.
ReflectionEvaluateOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to demonstrate and discuss the challenges these patient groups may encounter when trying to access healthcare.

Formative Assessment

Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Formative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 40 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback

Information will be provided at induction and in the course handbook that will be available on MyAberdeen.

Feedback will be given along with the grading of the assessment.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate knowledge, skill and judgement in identifying patients with mental health or cognitive problems in a general healthcare setting
ProceduralApplyOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to discuss the ethical and legal issues relating to these patient groups and how this may influence care decisions.
ProceduralApplyOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to identify, assess appropriately and plan the individualised care to meet their health requirements including access to care.
ReflectionEvaluateOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to demonstrate and discuss the challenges these patient groups may encounter when trying to access healthcare.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralAnalyseDemonstrate knowledge, skill and judgement in identifying patients with mental health or cognitive problems in a general healthcare setting
ProceduralApplyOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to identify, assess appropriately and plan the individualised care to meet their health requirements including access to care.
ProceduralApplyOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to discuss the ethical and legal issues relating to these patient groups and how this may influence care decisions.
ReflectionEvaluateOn successful completion of the course the practitioner will be able to demonstrate and discuss the challenges these patient groups may encounter when trying to access healthcare.

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