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Middlesex University

Nursing (Mental Health) BSc Honours

Middlesex University
In London

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location London
Duration 3 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • London
  • Duration:
    3 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available
Description

Mental health conditions are a lot more prevalent than people realise. However, both mental health conditions and mental health nursing are often poorly understood. Mental health nursing is a challenging, yet rewarding profession and we warmly welcome applications from well qualified candidates.



Why become a mental health nurse?



We are seeking students who can demonstrate a passion for helping others, demonstrate empathy, warmth and care coupled with the ability to collaborate within multi disciplinary teams and advocate on behalf of clients and their families / carers in a highly sensitive area of healthcare. Confidence in dealing with people as well as good communication and observation skills are key if this sounds like you then we encourage you to apply.



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London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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Starts Different dates available
Location
London
The Burroughs, NW4 4BT, London, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Qualifications Before you apply, see if nursing is the right choice for you. We have listed some of the personal qualities we expect our nursing students to demonstrate both at interview and throughout the course. 112 UCAS points Middlesex University has a flexible and personalised approach to admissions and we accept applications from students with a wide range of qualifications and a combination of qualifications. lso accept functional skills or key skills and equivalency tests by Equivalency Testing, A Star Teachers or any other appropriately accredited provider. Further requirements You...

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Rebecca Manning .
4.5 22/06/2017
What I would highlight: The range of placements is superb, the passion and commitment of the staff is unrivalled and the facilities and support networks in place provide students with the tools to succeed.
What could be improved: Everything was fine!
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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What you'll learn on the course

Nursing Practice
Mental Health
Mental Health Nurse
Problem Solving
IT
Communication Skills
Health nursing
Nurse
Nurse training
Communication Training
Confidence Training
Skills and Training
Dementia Care
Diagnosis
Nursing
health
Child
Service Improvement
psychoses
adolescent

Course programme

Course content

What will you study on the BSc Nursing (Mental Health)?

Our course values practical application of skills in real-life settings as a vital part of nursing training, therefore 50% of your study time is spent on placement. You will develop a detailed understanding of severe and enduring mental health conditions, which include dual diagnosis, psychoses, child and adolescent mental health and dementia.

What will you gain?

The role of a mental health nurse requires working in multi-disciplinary health and social care teams to jointly examine behavioural, emotional and cognitive responses and you will develop the confidence and communication skills to work effectively in collaboration.

You will develop a holistic method to the assessment and planning of care using an evidence based approach, helping clients to manage their lives independently.

Modules

  • Year 1
    • Foundations for Field of Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module begins developing the skills required to become a graduate, autonomous and lifelong learner. It provides a foundation from which the identified skills can be developed in relation to the field of nursing practice. These skills will be studied throughout the programme and beyond, in the world of work. In addition, this module will specifically introduce the principles of mental health theory and practice.

    • Foundations for Nursing Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to equip you with knowledge in essential biological concepts and evidence based nursing skills. Essential biological concepts included are human anatomy and physiology, microbiology / infection control, and pharmacology. Evidence based nursing skills encompass those shown in the syllabus, and introduces medicines management. It provides a foundation from which you can build and develop your nursing practice throughout the programme and you’re your professional career.

    • Foundations for Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides a foundation from which you can develop the appropriate knowledge, skills, attitudes and conduct necessary for working as a professional nurse. These skills and attributes will be studied and developed throughout the programme and into your professional career.

    • Practice Learning 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module is practice based and provides you with a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will build on the knowledge and skills developed in previous modules and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence and Essential Skills Clusters in order to achieve the NMC criteria for progression point 1.

  • Year 2
    • Approaches to Health and Social Care Research (30 credits) – Compulsory

      This module aims to introduce the process of health care research. It is a professional requirement for those working in health-related disciplines to underpin knowledge with research and evidence-based practice. Professionals need to be able to access research findings, and through an understanding of the research process and methodology, be able to critique research and apply this knowledge to practice. The aim of this module is to develop your awareness of the research process and to equip you with the skills required to research in the subject area appropriate to the target award and to offer some preparation for the final year project/ dissertation.

    • Developing Understanding in Mental Health (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to build upon previous modules by examining key mental health conditions in-depth and exploring concepts such as health promotion and recovery, and key factors that influence these conditions such as social, biological, psychological and political. You will be able to identify signs and symptoms of mental illness, aetiology and onset, progression of the condition, and prognosis. You should be aware that the syllabus of this module is linked with another which runs concurrently and explores effective evidenced based interventions, approaches and assessment of these mental health conditions.

    • Practice Learning 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in mental health, in line with the NMC Standards for Education. You will build on the knowledge and skills developed in previous modules by enabling you to plan holistic care using evidence based interventions/approaches, considering underpinning legal and ethical issues to promote recovery and social inclusion. You will progress your understanding of partnership working with patients/clients/carers/agencies, and be encouraged to challenge your own values, attitudes and prejudices, to develop your capability to respect diversity and challenge inequality in mental health care. You should be aware that the syllabus of this module is linked with another module which runs concurrently and examines key mental health conditions in-depth and exploring concepts such as health promotion and recovery, and key factors that influence these conditions. You will be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence to progress toward the achievement of the NMC criteria for Progression point 2.

    • Treatment Interventions in Mental Health (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to build upon previous modules by enabling you to plan holistic care using evidence based interventions/approaches, considering underpinning legal and ethical issues to promote recovery and social inclusion. You will progress your understanding of partnership working with patients/clients/carers/agencies, and be encouraged to challenge your own values, attitudes and prejudices, to develop your capability to respect diversity and challenge inequality in mental health care. You should be aware that the syllabus of this module is linked with another module which runs concurrently and examines key mental health conditions in-depth and exploring concepts such as health promotion and recovery, and key factors that influence these conditions.

  • Year 3
    • Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to synthesise learning from the programme providing an opportunity for you to study independently and investigate a topic in depth. It fosters academic curiosity, an inquiry based approach, and the employment and application of research skills thus facilitating the development of a higher level of theorising. You will select a topic of personal interest you wish to study further and manage your own learning during this module, with the support of an allocated supervisor for this period of independent study.

    • Meeting Complex Care Needs in Mental Health (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to build upon previous modules by advancing your knowledge and understanding of mental health, in particular, severe and enduring conditions, and the consequences/impact when two or more conditions are present. The module will facilitate you to critically consider how different mental health conditions can present or be influenced and experienced by different populations subject to age, gender, ethnicity and clinical setting/service line.

    • Practice Learning 3 (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module provides a range of practice learning opportunities across a variety of practice experiences in line with the NMC requirements for registration. You will consolidate the knowledge and skills developed to date and be supported in meeting the generic and specific field standards for competence to achieve the NMC criteria for registration. You will be assessed by a sign-off mentor during the 12-week period of continuous practice.

    • Preparation for Mental Health Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to build upon previous modules by advancing your core skills needed for professional practice within the mental health field. The module will assist you in developing your analytical skills in specific areas of policy, communication, legal and ethical issues. Furthermore, key communication/counselling skills such as leadership, decision making and therapeutic alliance, required of a graduate mental health autonomous nurse, will be enhanced.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Optional modules are usually available at levels 5 and 6, although optional modules are not offered on every course. Where optional modules are available, you will be asked to make your choice during the previous academic year. If we have insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, or there are staffing changes which affect the teaching, it may not be offered. If an optional module will not run, we will advise you after the module selection period when numbers are confirmed, or at the earliest time that the programme team make the decision not to run the module, and help you choose an alternative module.


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