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TEC Partnership

Mental Health Studies (Clinical)

UCAS Code: L5G2

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

80

A standard offer for entry onto level 4 will be 80 UCAS points or 60 Access to HE credits (of which a minimum of 45 must be at Level 3) in a health/social care related subject. Applicants are also required to hold English, Maths GCSE and Science (or equivalent) grade C/4. Applicants will be expected to take part in clinical skills and will need to hold an enhanced DBS prior to placement.

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Mental health nursing

**This course is primarily designed for face to face learning with you attending your lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the Campus is closed TEC Partnership will continue to deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted with some lessons happening in small groups and others happening using online sessions and support.**

This programme will develop practitioners who are highly skilled in partnership working, integrating care with those who access mental health services and their carers.
Students will become adept in clinical skills and the use of technology required within a clinical and mental health nursing environment. Students will be values-driven and able to provide physical as well as mental health care. Students will understand the need to innovate and to work to their full scope of practice set out by NMC code of practice (2018), as well as developing their skills, knowledge and competence to reflect the changing mental and physical care outcomes required by people with a mental health need, learning disability and/or autism.
The FdSc Mental Health Studies will provide opportunity locally for those who have family and transport limitations and for those students who wish to gain a qualification in mental health based clinical care prior to embarking on a full BSc Mental Health Nursing qualification. Students will have the opportunity to work with providers in the sector, who offer a range of mental health support and care throughout the whole recovery process. Working closely with the service providers and extended partners, students will:
• be able to develop practice skills in clinical settings and community services and make a positive contribution to their local area.
• learn essential and clinical skills from registered nurse tutors
• access supervisors and mentors on a one to one basis within their placements
• have an assured quality experience of learning from multi-disciplinary teams.

Modules

Level 4
Essential & Clinical Skills
Study Skills & Research
Conceptions of Mental Health
Lifespan Development
Practice with Service Users (WBL)
Sociology & Contemporary Issues

Level 5
Professional Ethical Issues (WBL)
Anatomy & Physiology
Mental Health Service & Legislation
Intervention & Promotion in Mental Health
Inclusive Practice
Communication in Mental Health & Illness

Assessment methods

The course is assessed by a mixture of essays, presentations, group work, and the completion of Work-based placement hours.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£8,500
per year
England
£8,500
per year
EU
£8,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Grimsby

Department:

HE Health and Care Industries - GIFHE

TEF rating:
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