MENTAL HEALTH SKILLS FOR NON-MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS Course
The IMPARTS Project also offers a teaching module aiming to equip clinicians working in a general hospital setting with key clinical skills in the assessment and treatment of common mental health problems.
What does this course offer?
The module covers the key mental health presentations to the general hospital over five taught days. Each taught day has a different clinical theme, covering the topics: the confused/agitated patient; the distressed/depressed patient; the patient with medically unexplained symptoms; the substance misusing patient; and managing conflict.
- To demonstrate an understanding of the range of mental health problems affecting people in the general hospital setting
- To be able to use clinical data from a range of tools and approaches to identify and assess common mental health problems
- To acquire consultation skills to facilitate the management of common mental health and related clinical problems
The course has been designed to help you develop your ability to reflect critically on your clinical experiences and integrate the body of research evidence on mental health problems in a general hospital setting into your practice.
Students will become familiar with common presentations, assessment, basic management and ethical issues related to that clinical presentation. No prior knowledge of mental health is assumed.
Each teaching day can be complimented by optional access to online materials designed to enhance your theoretical knowledge.
The course has CPD accreditation.
Details on the next course can be found here.
The next run of this course will start on Tuesday 17th September 2019.
17/09/2019 Day 1: The Anxious/Depressed Patient
24/09/2019 Day 2: The Substance Misusing Patient
01/10/2019 Day 3: Handling Conflict
08/10/2019 Day 4: The Confused/Agitated Patient
15/10/2019 Day 5: The Patient with Persistent Physical Symptoms (Medically Unexplained Symptoms)
“I honestly can't put into words how invaluable this course has been and the positive impact on my future clinical practice”
“I felt like I was taught by true experts who were very passionate”
“All of the sessions were relevant to my practice and valuable”
“The course was fantastic and I learnt so much through it”
“It felt a real privilege to meet the lecturers and it was fascinating to explore the issues raised over the duration of the course”
“Brilliant course. Very pleased to have taken part. Absolutely loved it”
Who is eligible to apply?
We are accepting applicants from any non-mental health clinical professional who is interested in developing their skills. The course will be offered as a stand alone level 7, 15 credit module and will also be an optional module for students taking the MSc in Advanced Practice.
The fees are £650 for the entire course, including lunch and refreshments for every teaching day.
Want to find out more?
IMPARTS course administrator
Dr Lauren Rayner
IMPARTS Education Lead
How to apply
The closing date for applications will be announced nearer the course date. Applications received after this date will be allocated a place on the next course.
The September 2019 course is now full.
We are accepting registration forms for IMPARTS courses in 2020.
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