Child and Adolescent Mental Health – MSc/PGDip/PGCert
Duration and mode of study
|Seven months||15 months||Two years|
Part-time study by distance learning.
This course runs every two years. Application for the 2013 course has now closed. The next course will run from October 2015.
The course is aimed at professionals currently working with children. The prerequisites to entry are; a second-class honours degree or equivalent professional qualification from a recognised university or college; or an equivalent academic or professional qualification that involves the care of, or working with children and adolescents (including doctors, nurses, primary mental health workers, teachers, social workers, therapists, youth workers and other voluntary sector staff). Where relevant, an IELTS score of 6.5 with 7.0 for writing is required.
To equip you with a sound knowledge and understanding of a range of topics in child and adolescent health; to use this to underpin your existing practical experience with evidence-based expertise and develop an appreciation of the strengths and limitations of research evidence and, at Masters stage, its application; to enable students to enhance their careers in the field of child and adolescent mental health.
Course content includes:
- Mental Health and the Community
- Specific Mental Health Problems of Childhood and their Management
The above plus:
- Research Methodology
- Training, Consultation, Supervision and Interagency Collaboration
All the above plus:
Teaching and assessment methods
Teaching is through specially prepared course materials and other directed reading. On-line delivery of course materials and a virtual learning environment support teaching. Each module is assessed separately and there is a final Master’s dissertation.