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An Introduction to Working with People with Mental Health and Learning Disabilities

This module is designed as an introduction to the area of Mental Health and Learning Disabilities and is suitable for anyone who has an interest in increasing their awareness of this area of healthcare.

 

Credits: 10, Level: 4

 

Course overview

Students will increase their knowledge and understanding of both areas of mental health and learning disabilities, the different types of mental health and learning disability, how a diagnosis is made and the importance of a person centred approach to working with in this area.

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Start date: Starts Monday 1 July, Mondays & Wednesdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm

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You can study up to 30 credits at Summer University and you can select up to three modules on the same application form. If you would like to add a module later, or change one of your choices, then please email summer.university@tees.ac.uk.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Summer University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form and those under 16 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

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Where you study

Middlesbrough campus

 

Course details

What you study

The module aims to introduce the student to the working with people with mental health and learning disabilities. Students will take part in seminars focusing on the following topics:

- Current healthcare policy
- What is a learning disability?
- Causes of a Learning Disability
- Different Types of Learning Disabilities
- What is meant by mental health?
- What causes mental health issues?
- Therapeutic communication
- Emotional and psychological wellbeing
- Impact on daily life
- Working with service users
- Service user experience
- Key organisations and the support they offer
- Families and carers
- Development of a poster

How you are assessed

You are assessed through individual poster presentations highlighting an aspect of mental health or learning disability in order to educate the general public.

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

International applicants must have an IELTS overall score of 5.5 or higher.

Age restriction
Due to the content and delivery of our Summer University courses, it is advised that applicants are aged 16+ at the time of enrolment. All applicants under the age of 18 at the time of enrolment must provide a completed parental consent form and those under 16 years of age are required to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. You can download the parental consent form and send to summer.university@tees.ac.uk after you submit your application.

 
 

Part-time

2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:
£50

  • Length: Credits: 10, Level: 4
  • Start date: Starts Monday 1 July, Mondays & Wednesdays for 4 weeks, 6.00pm-9.00pm
 

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Service user and carer involvement

Service users and carers support all aspects of our students' lifecycle from recruitment to graduation.

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