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Best Interest Assessments in Practice

University of Sunderland

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • Study mode

    Part-time

  • University Ranking

    107th

    8
  • Subject Ranking

    77th

    7 (Law)
  • Research Quality

    A measure of the quality of the research undertaken in the university.

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    1.63

    / 4.00
  • Research Intensity

    A measure of the proportion of staff involved in high-quality research in the university.

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    0.40

    / 1.00
  • Qualification

    Short Course Certificate

  • Application deadline

    n/a

  • Start date

    SEP

Course Summary

Overview:

The course was originally endorsed by the College of Social Work and applauded for its very strong practice focus. Not only does the course ensure practitioners have an understanding of the law and case law developments, but also, and essentially, how to deliver best practice.

You will refresh your knowledge of the five Mental Capacity Act principles, before looking in detail at the impact of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and subsequent case law developments. You will explore how the law and guidance should be delivered in practice with Stephen Mordue (Senior Lecturer in Social Work) and an experienced Best Interests Assessor currently in practice.

  • This course was originally endorsed by the College of Social Work and applauded for its very strong practice focus.
  • You will work with an experienced Best Interests Assessor currently in practice.

Topics covered include:

  • Mental Capacity Act principles
  • Impact of Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and subsequent case law developments
  • How the law and guidance should be delivered in practise.

Employment:

Upon successful completion of the course, you will have a University Certificate of Postgraduate Study in Best Interests Assessment in Practice, which will allow you to practice as a Best Interest Assessor under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.

This programme is a key qualification needed for anyone wanting to become an advanced practitioner or operate in an advanced practice role.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£795 overall cost

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University information

University Ranking

107th

About this University

The University of Sunderland has 20,000 students at four campuses, in Sunderland, London and Hong Kong. Key strengths are sciences, advanced manufacturing, software, enterprise and innovation and creative industries, reflected in its world-leading research, global partnerships, and knowledge transfer partnerships.

The university recently opened a new School of Medicine, with the first students starting their MBChB Medicine course in September 2019. Learn more about the university through a series of informative webcasts which you can find on the website – watch from anywhere in the world and chat one-to-one with university staff.

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University of Sunderland

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Sunderland

SR1 3SD

UNITED KINGDOM