Understanding the Fundamentals of Mental Health Care (989C8)

15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)

Autumn teaching

By studying this module, you gain knowledge in the fundamentals of:

  • mental health assessment
  • team working
  • working with risk
  • key policies and responsible practice
  • therapeutic boundaries
  • essential communication skills for the clinical setting.

As part of the module, you are introduced to concepts of therapeutics and resilience.

Your sessions in this module include theoretical teaching and experiential group work.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Practical (Presentation)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 36 hours of contact time and about 114 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2022/23. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.