Enables mental health practitioners to carefully analyse the validity of models of mental health and illness by reviewing and critiquing the relevant literature. In particular, students will be required to evaluate the assumptions on which their practice is based. The unit will also provide an examination and analysis of the most important models of mental disorder, or ways we think about mental disorders, in order to understand the development and current state of public attitudes towards people suffering from a mental disorder.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||analyse, critique and evaluate the extant literature on models of mental health and relate these to the provision of mental health services||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||determine the ways in which models of mental health and illness affect the administration and organisation of mental health care||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||appraise emerging concepts and models of mental health, mental illness and mental healthcare provision||Lifelong learning|
|4||critically review applications of models of mental health to various mental disorders||Intellectual rigour||Creativity|
|5||critically evaluate models that underpin mental healthcare practice by a range of mental health professionals||Ethical practice||Communication and social skills|
|6||reflect on existing practice in the light of the validity of models that drive mental health best practice.||Creativity||Lifelong learning|
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Teaching and assessment
|Structured online learning|
|participation in online forums × 4||20%|
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