Promoting the Physical Health of People with Mental Health Needs - 20 credits - Module

  • Course Code: LBR6527, LBR7479
  • Level: CPD
  • Starting: January 2020
  • Study mode: Short Course (6 weeks)
  • Location: City South

Truly a holistic practitioner specialist of recognising physical ill health in mental health users. The opportunity to use your mental health and physical health knowledge/skills to increase employability in the work force.

Our unique selling point dedicated module that focus on the association on physical health on mental health service users.  Using evidence use of various test with appropriate referrals to establish and resolve the physical health problems.

What's covered in the course?

In order to provide holistic care to people experiencing mental health problems it is vital that practitioners are aware of the physical health care needs of their service users.

It is also important to understand individual perceptions of health and ill health as well as to work collaboratively with service users in a recovery-based way that recognises individual understandings of health.

Learning will consist of group discussions, auditing of physical health in your area of work and problem solving using evidence, policies, NHS drivers to resolve the issues. Identify barrier as a group but as an individual for the areas of work.

Workbook to undertake exercise and further reading. Laboratory work to undertake tests and implications to physical health.

All facilities will be at City South Campus.

Why Choose Us?

  • Pursue excellence in terms of the physical care given to your service users
  • Apply your learning on the module to the physical care of your service users
  • Develop your role in supporting physical care as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Develop your employability in that you will have a clear idea of how this important area of care is relevant to your practice
  • Locate your practice within the debate about the physical health of mental health service users in a national and international context

Credits

This course is worth...

20 credits

This course is not open to International students

UK or EU students

Award Start Mode Duration Fees
Module Jan 2020 SC 6 weeks
TBC

International Students

Sorry, this course is not available to international students.

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How to apply

Complete the online application form via the link above, including the name of the module you are enrolling onto. 

Level 6

Module Description
20 credits

Welcome to this module. The module is aimed at all health care practitioners and can be studied as a standalone module. The module is designed in line with the University academic plan. This means that the learning on this module is intended to help you to:

  • Pursue excellence in terms of the physical care given to your service users
  • Apply your learning on the module to the physical care of your service users
  • Develop your role in supporting physical care as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Develop your employability in that you will have a clear idea of how this important area of care is relevant to your practice
  • Locate your practice within the debate about the physical health of mental health service users in a national and international context

In order to provide holistic care to people experiencing mental health problems it is vital that practitioners are aware of the physical health care needs of their service users. However, in recent years there has been a growing awareness that the physical care needs of mental health service users have been unrecognised and at times mismanaged. Recognition of these issues has led to an expectation that physical and mental health problems will have ‘parity of esteem’ within health care services. It is also important to understand individual perceptions of health and ill health as well as to work collaboratively with service users in a recovery-based way that recognises individual understandings of health.

Studying this module will enable you to develop an understanding of relevant practice-based theory and research relating to the physical health of people with mental health problems. You will be able to articulate evidence-based approaches to promoting the physical care of mental health service users.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Level 7

Module Description
20 credits

Welcome to this module. It is aimed predominantly at graduate health care practitioners and can be studied as a stand-alone module. It is designed in line with the University academic plan. This means that the learning on this module is intended to help you to:

  • Pursue excellence in terms of the physical care given to your service users
  • Apply your learning on the module to the physical care of your service users
  • Develop your role in supporting physical care as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Develop your employability in that you will have a clear idea of how this important area of care is relevant to your practice
  • Locate your practice within the debate about the physical health of mental health service users in a national and international context

In order to provide holistic care to people experiencing mental health problems it is vital that practitioners are aware of the physical health care needs of their service users. However, in recent years there has been a growing awareness that the physical care needs of mental health service users have been unrecognised and at times mismanaged. Recognition of these issues has led to an expectation that physical and mental health problems will have ‘parity of esteem’ within health care services. It is also important to understand individual perceptions of health and ill health as well as to work collaboratively with service users in a recovery-based way that recognises individual understandings of health.

Studying this module you will enable you to develop an understanding of relevant practice-based theory and research relating to the physical health of people with mental health problems. You will also be able to articulate evidence-based approaches to promoting the physical care of mental health service users.

This module aligns with the Professional Practice Programme philosophy and is designed to be flexible and practice-led. You will have the opportunity to develop skills of enquiry, reflection and problem solving. A blended learning approach is taken (incorporating both classroom and online activities via Moodle) in line with the university’s learning and teaching strategy. You will be encouraged to think critically and share practice experiences with your fellow students, as well as engaging in both directed and self-directed learning activities. You will be an active partner in your own learning and development and in return you will receive regular feedback and feedforward aimed at developing your academic skills, and have the opportunity to discuss your progress with the module team.

Course structure

It is aimed predominantly at graduate health care practitioners and can be studied as a stand-alone module. The learning on this module is intended to help you to:

  • Pursue excellence in terms of the physical care given to your service users
  • Apply your learning on the module to the physical care of your service users
  • Develop your role in supporting physical care as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Develop your employability in that you will have a clear idea of how this important area of care is relevant to your practice
  • Locate your practice within the debate about the physical health of mental health service users in a national and international context

Employability

Develop your employability in that you will have a clear idea of how the physical health is an important area of mental health care relevant to your practice.

Assessment

The module starts in January followed by Observed Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) in March.

The creation of our new suite of courses in Sport and Life Sciences is yet another exciting development at Birmingham City University. The 10,500sq metre building at City South Campus will enable us to offer a wide range of new health, nutrition, biomedical science and sports courses, as well as providing a new home for our education programmes.

Not only are we investing £41 million in a new building to house the laboratories and teaching spaces needed, but we also plan to open up these facilities to benefit all students and the wider community. This will complement our existing sports facilities, which already provide a base for students to compete in activities ranging from rugby to jiu jitsu.

The courses will reflect the latest developments in our teaching and our focus on practice-led learning with work placements and live industry case studies incorporated into the curriculum. All courses have been co-designed with employers and are endorsed or accredited by professional bodies where appropriate.

By expanding our provision to these new areas, we will be helping to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing society today, such as obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, by encouraging and supporting healthy eating and greater physical activity.

In addition, we will be producing graduates who can support elite performers in meeting the UK’s ambitions for sporting success at events such as the Olympics and other world sporting tournaments. We are constantly looking to enhance the range of courses we offer - please check all our courses for the latest additions to our portfolio.

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We offer up-to-date, innovative facilities that simulate the real situations that medical staff may come across. These resources are essential in offering students a hands-on introduction to health and social care practice.

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Visitors to the gym can choose a personalised fitness programme, instructed by qualified fitness trainers, and take advantage of a selection of classes, such as yoga, salsa or body combat.

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Marion Johnson

Senior Lecturer

Marion is a senior lecturer in mental health nursing teaching undergraduate students. She has worked in a variety of settings within mental health services, inpatient, community and specialist services. Her particular area of interest is working with diverse communities/groups and the use of the Equality Act (2010).

Cheryl Chessum

Visiting Lecturer/Practitioner

Cheryl started her nursing career with registration as a learning disability nurse, something that has proved invaluable to helping her work with people with a dual diagnosis – mental health and learning difficulties or with families where a member has a learning difficulty.

She then went on to complete Registered Mental Nurse training and decided to specialise for a period in working with older adults. This enabled her to take on a leadership role in day-care services to adults with both organic and functional illnesses in later life. The facilitation/delivery of support for carers was key to this role.

Here began the permanent transition into community nursing with many additional periods of personal and academic development until she began a lecturer/practitioner role at Birmingham City University 14 years ago combining clinical practice with being pathway lead for community mental health nursing.

Course enquiries

If you have any queries about this course please contact Marion Johnson or Cheryl Chessum on:

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