Evaluation of the MSc in Child And Adolescent Mental Health

Nisha Dogra
Deepraj Bains
Michelle O’Reilly


Background: The MSc in Child and Adolescent Mental Health was first introduced in 2001 and continues to run with the principal aim of equipping practitioners with an understanding of the range of topics involved in child and adolescent mental health. Since the course began, 68 students have enrolled on the course and have either completed the Certificate, Diploma or Masters.

Aims: The aims of this study are to explore the perceived impact the course has had on practice; to understand if course aims have been met; and if the course has provided students with the knowledge, and skills required when working with young people and their families.

Methods: Data collection will involve semi-structured telephone interviews with previous student cohorts and their managers. Interviews will be recorded and transcribed verbatim.

Duration: 2010-2011 

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