MHT0002 - Mental health - Practical considerations
12 points, SCA Band 3, 0.250 EFTSL
Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Leader(s): Dr Pam Snow & Ms A McDonald
Modules include specific psychiatric & psychological syndromes, interventions in the classroom and school, and a case study discussion of classroom difficulties.
Upon completion of this unit students will:
- have a grounding in and an understanding of practical measures that can be adopted in the school in response to perceived emotional difficulties in the individual child.
- be able to differentiate between difficulties that can be managed within the school setting and those that require further referral.
- have a working knowledge of procedures that they can adopt to effect such referrals.
- have increased their practical understanding and recognition of mental distress exhibited in the school setting;
- be able to differentiate between minor emotional difficulties and more serious mental disturbances;
- develop an understanding of measure that they can themselves adopt within the classroom of school to ease the emotional distress of their students;
- have an appropriate understanding of how and to whom referrals should be made in more serious cases.
Three written assignments approx. 2,000 words each (90%) (30% each)+ Participation in threaded discussion groups (10%)