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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry (Online Delivery)

University of South Wales

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Mental health is becoming increasingly more challenging and multidisciplinary in practice so it’s essential to be able to deal with complex situations you may face as a healthcare professional with confidence.

Delivered with our partner Diploma MSc, the online Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Psychiatry will enable those working in primary care or specialist units to take a specialist interest in clinical psychiatry and ultimately improve their care for patients displaying psychiatric symptoms.

It will ensure you’re up to date with new classifications, treatments and assessments that integrate psychological and social sciences, and develop your understanding of how the Mental Health Act and the Capacity Acts influence delivery of services. You will also learn plus how the field links to acute medicine, surgery, perinatal services, children’s services and primary care.

Assessment

You will be assessed through a combination of your input on case scenarios on our discussion forum, a case-based exam, module activity and your own personal reflection

Each of the six modules has the same assessment format:

  • Academic Forum - 40%
  • Reflective Journal - 10%
  • Module Activity - 20%
  • Case based examination - 30%

Careers

There is high prevalence of mental health symptoms that present in general practice. Mental illness accounts for a large burden of disease with approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK likely to experience a mental health problem each year. Therefore, in clinical practice it is highly likely that the first presentation and follow up of those suffering from mental health conditions will be assessed and managed in general practice, or by non-psychiatrists in primary or secondary care.

Therefore, healthcare professionals on the front line, including primary care and specialist units, need to be equipped with the skills and specialist knowledge to deal with mental health patients confidently and effectively. This course will provide you with that knowledge.

Application deadline

15 August 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 4,500overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of South Wales

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    University of South Wales, Llantwit Road, Treforest, Pontypridd, Rhondda, Cynon, Taff, CF37 1DL, Wales

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Students from more than 120 countries study at USW. Enjoy a warm welcome as well as help and guidance from a dedicated International Student Support team.

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