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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.  

  Learning Outcomes

  1. To demonstrate an understanding of the range of mental health problems affecting people in the general hospital setting
  2. To be able to use clinical data from a range of tools and approaches to identify and assess common mental health problems
  3. 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.

Agenda

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)  

 

Testimonials

“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.


Course Fees

The fees are £650 for the entire course, including lunch and refreshments for every teaching day. 

 

Want to find out more?

Contacts:
Aymie Backler
IMPARTS course administrator

Email: aymie.backler@kcl.ac.uk  

Dr Lauren Rayner
IMPARTS Education Lead

Email: lauren.rayner@kcl.ac.uk

 

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.

If you would like to apply for this course, please fill out the registration form below. IMPARTS will never share your details with third parties. Read our privacy policy here.

The September 2019 course is now full.
We are accepting registration forms for IMPARTS courses in 2020.

  • 1. Personal Details
  • Which course date are you applying for?
  • 2. Funding Details
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you obtain permission for funding and attendance of your study. Please tick this box to certify that you have permission by your line manager to attend all timetabled enrolment and teaching sessions:
  • 3. Course Credits
  • 4. Contact Details
  • 5. Current Employment
  • Please tick the following box that applies to you:
  • 6. Professional Qualifications
  • 7. Equal Opportunities for Students
  • Please tick any box that applies to you
  • 8. Further Information
  • Is this course for professional development?
  • I confirm that the statements made by me on this form are correct. Should any statements prove to be incorrect the course organizers reserve the right to withdraw any offer made or cancel any subsequent registration for the course.
  • By providing your details, you are consenting to IMPARTS sending you information about the IMPARTS course and related events and developments

 

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We will never share your details with third parties. You can to opt-out at any time by contacting us at imparts@kcl.ac.uk. Read our privacy policy here.

 

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