MENTAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN - 2021/2
Module code: HCR3010
In light of the Covid-19 pandemic the University has revised its courses to incorporate the ‘Hybrid Learning Experience’ in a departure from previous academic years and previously published information. The University has changed the delivery (and in some cases the content) of its programmes. Further information on the general principles of hybrid learning can be found at: Hybrid learning experience | University of Surrey.
We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice during the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
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.
School of Health Sciences
DOPSON Amy (Health Sci.)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: B760
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Lecture Hours: 36
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
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
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Practical based assessment||SUBMISSION OF 10-12 MINUTE AUDIO/VISUAL DIGITAL RECORDING||60|
|Coursework||WRITTEN CRITICAL ANALYSIS||40|
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 750 word analysis which explores and evaluates the underpinning evidence base of one intervention that you discuss in your video recording.
This will test all three of the learning outcomes.
· Presentation of their summative assessment plan
Students will receive feedback through a variety of methods, these include:
· Verbal – during seminar sessions, or tutorials
· Written – formative feedback on assignment plan
· Email – where requested by student
· E discussion forum’s via Surreylearn
- Explore opportunities to promote & maintain good mental health when working with their client group and understand the range of mental health issues affecting clients in their practice area; identifying and evaluating interventions & services to support clients in practice.
|1||Explore opportunities to promote & maintain good mental health when working with their client group||KCPT|
|2||Identify & explore concepts of mental health issues||KC|
|3||Evaluate interventions & services to support those experiencing mental health issues.||KCPT|
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.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: HCR3010
This module is core and will require students to pass every unit of assessment
Programmes this module appears in
|Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (Health Visiting) BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
|Primary and Community Care (District Nursing) (SPQ) BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% to pass the module|
|Public Health Practice (SCPHN) (School Nursing) BSc (Hons)(YEAR LONG)||Year-long||Core||Each unit of assessment must be passed at 40% 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 2021/2 academic year.