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Mental Capacity and Mental Disorder

University of Huddersfield

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Credits

  • Location

    University of Huddersfield

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    07-NOV-22

  • Duration

    10 weeks

Course summary

About the course

Please note that the Mental Capacity and Mental Disorder module will be revised and updated to meet the new Liberty Protection Safeguards scheme. This course and entry requirements are therefore subject to change once the new Code of Practice and statutory regulations supporting the implementation of the Liberty Protection Safeguards are published.

This course provides health and social care professionals with an introduction to both the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and Mental Health Act 1983.It provides you with an opportunity to critically examine the concepts of mental capacity and mental disorder within the context of the current policy and legislative framework relating to this field of practice. Your studies will be focused on the context within which these Acts are applied and how they relate to a wider safeguarding agenda.

  • This course is designed to complement the [Best Interest Assessor (BIA)| ] short course and provides the necessary pre-requisite knowledge for those who are not Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) trained.
  • Teaching is built around the needs of experienced busy professionals who have chosen to study this course as part of their continuing professional development and career progression.
  • You will learn alongside a range of other professionals from a variety of disciplines allowing you to share valuable knowledge and experience.
  • You will explore capacity and mental disorder from both a medical model and alternative perspectives.

This course will assist you to develop the competences required in order to relate your learning to your own practice.

Teaching and assessment

You will be taught through a series of lectures and independent study, which will be supported by the University’s virtual learning environment.

Assessment will include submission of a case study. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Career support

This short course will assist you to meet the specialist skills and post-registration development requirements stipulated by your employer/professional regulator.

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University information

University of Huddersfield

  • University League Table

    53rd

  • Campus address

    University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD1 3DH, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    73rd out of 104 9

    23rd out of 77 5

  • Entry standards

    / Max 231
    120 54%

    49th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    31st

    22
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.81 76%

    80th

    13
  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    133 63%

    29th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    99.0 99%

    11th

    5
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    43rd

    30

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