Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module code: MOD005440
Module level: 7
Module credits: 30 credits
You’ll attend face-to-face study days at our Chelmsford campus, blended with online learning.
We'll focus on cultural, social and family influences on child and adolescent mental wellbeing, while exploring current issues in mental health from both a national and global perspective.
The World Health Organization (WHO, 2011) states that 23 years are lost world wide to mental health disorders, that 10% of children and young people have a diagnosed mental health condition, and that around 50% of mental health problems develop before the age of 14.
The need to understand children holistically, taking into account cultural beliefs, values and attitudes, and social context, is gaining importance due to the complexity of mental health problems and the increased need for services for different ethnic groups and for children whose lives have changed due to civil unrest.
This module will address a number of issues related to child and adolescent mental wellbeing and society, including health promotion. We'll explore the way in which mental illness is portrayed through the media and the impact this can have on interpretations of mental health and mental illness within a given society. This includes examining how mental health is represented in the news, on social media and global technology; sexuality will also be explored. We'll also examine the delivery of culturally appropriate health care, and how the knowledge gained can be applied to current or future practice.
The module is delivered in a blended approach, with a mix of face-to-face teaching sessions and online learning. You'll be expected to attend all taught sessions.
You'll be assessed on a 20-minute presentation and supporting 1,000-word commentary.
Our module will suit health care professionals working in a relevant field.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
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