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Unit description

Develops students’ knowledge and skills in mental health practice, addressing psychosocial health and well being across the life cycle. Dominant discourses and constructions of mental and physical health are covered with a critical awareness of the issues inherent in using deficit models. The unit is co-designed with people with lived experience of mental illness.

Unit content

  1. Health and well being across the life cycle from a person in environment perspective.
  2. Understanding attachment relationships, life transitions, gender identity and sexual orientation. 
  3. Examining the impact of socio-economic status, life opportunities, loss, grief and trauma  on the mental and physical health and well being of individuals, groups and communities.
  4. Addressing psychosocial health and well being across the life cycle.
  5. Social Work and the statutory context of mental health practice.
  6. Exploring modes of intervention for social workers.
  7. Learning from the lived experience of service users.

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1understand the relationship between people and their environment and implications for physical and mental health and well being across the life cycle, with reference to dominant discourses and constructions of mental and physical health
2explain the relevance an understanding of health and well being across the life cycle with reference to attachment relationships, life transitions, gender identity and sexual orientation
3 identify the impact of socio-economic status, life opportunities, loss, grief , trauma and environment on the mental and physical health and well being of individuals, groups and communities and develop a social work response
4demonstrate an understanding of the role of social workers in diverse locations and using various modes of intervention
5demonstrate an understanding of the service users' experience and perspective

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the relationship between people and their environment and implications for physical and mental health and well being across the life cycle, with reference to dominant discourses and constructions of mental and physical health
  2. explain the relevance an understanding of health and well being across the life cycle with reference to attachment relationships, life transitions, gender identity and sexual orientation
  3. identify the impact of socio-economic status, life opportunities, loss, grief , trauma and environment on the mental and physical health and well being of individuals, groups and communities and develop a social work response
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the role of social workers in diverse locations and using various modes of intervention
  5. demonstrate an understanding of the service users' experience and perspective

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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