Module code: HCRM038

Module Overview

Over the course of this module, students will have an opportunity to explore and develop an understanding of mental health and mental illness, and of specific issues that present at different stages across the Lifespan. Key concepts within mental health will be explored, as well as different approaches to treatments, and there will be a particular emphasis on integrating learning within the student’s own area of practice.

Module provider

School of Health Sciences

Module Leader

LANGLEY Liz (Health Sci.)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

JACs code: B760

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 110

Lecture Hours: 40

Module Availability

Year long

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Indicative content includes:
• The health professional's role in promoting mental health
• Ways to enhance communication with service users and carers
• Therapies used to treat mental health disorders
• Mental health assessment
• Ethical and legal issues in mental health care
• Perinatal mental health
• Disorders of children and adolescents
• Disorders of the elderly
• Mood disorders
• Anxiety disorders
• Psychosomatic disorders
• Dissociative disorders
• Personality disorders
• Eating disorders
• Substance misuse
• Sleep disorders
• Sexual disorders

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Oral exam or presentation Submission of a 10-12 minute audio/visual digital recording made by the student. 60
Coursework The recording will be supported by a 1000 word analysis 40

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of contemporaneous issues facing mental health and how innovative practice may be implemented to transform mental health and emotional wellbeing.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

• Submission of a 10-12 minute audio/visual digital recording made by the student. Within the recording the student will reflect upon a scenario from their practice area and explore concepts of mental health and emotional wellbeing.

• The recording will be supported by a 1000 word in-depth analysis which critically appraises and evaluates the underpinning evidence base of one intervention that you discuss in your video recording.

Formative assessment

· Presentation of their summative assessment plan

Workshops and case studies. Feedback from formative assessment. Tutorials will also be offered.

Module aims

  • This module aims to explore opportunities to promote & maintain good mental health when working with a client group within a healthcare setting, and to help develop an understanding of the range of mental health issues affecting clients in different practice areas; identifying and evaluating interventions & services to support clients in practice.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Demonstrate an in-depth awareness of the opportunities to promote & maintain good mental health when working with their client grou CKPT
002 Identify & critically evaluate concepts of mental health issues CK
003 Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of interventions & services to support those experiencing mental health issues CKPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to: '
• Facilitate in-depth discussion regarding the current healthcare agenda and its impact on mental health.
• Assist in the evaluation of contemporary practice in health care, specifically in relation to mental health.
• Enable an assessment of the role of the nurse or midwife when providing mental health care across the lifespan.
• Develop innovative approaches to mental health care which utilises evidence, creates challenge and develops a progressive culture within the healthcare setting.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• Student presentation, lectures, seminars, workshops, discussions, case studies and virtual learning approaches, seminars from expert speakers

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list
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Other information

This module is core and will require students to pass every unit of assessment

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) MSc(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module
Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (School Nursing) MSc(YEAR LONG) Year-long Core Each unit of assessment must be passed at 50% to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2019/0 academic year.