Mental Health - Child Adolescent & Family
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Trinity College Dublin

Mental Health - Child Adolescent & Family

Participants on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; speech and language therapy; social work; psychology; psychotherapy; teaching and education services. Students are required to attend clinical practice placements, undertake clinical competency assessments and complete a clinical portfolio

For information on this course pleasevisit the School of Nursing & Midwifery website
https://nursing-midwifery.tcd.ie/postgraduate/taught-masters/mentalhealth-caf/

Subjects taught

Structure & Delivery
Year One
Commences with a full week in September and thereafter one or two days per week for the remainder of the academic year (depending on whether the course is being undertaken full-time or part-time).

Year Two
Attendance at workshops throughout the academic year

A blended learning approach is utilised in the delivery of theoretical content which includes lectures, group discussions and self-directed learning. The assessment process is a combination of written and practical assignments.

Year 1 Modules

Specialist
NU7561 Nursing Management of Medical Emergencies
NU7562 Nursing Management of Paediatric and Mental Health Emergencies
NU7563 Management of Surgical Emergencies and Trauma Nursing
NU7564 Supervised Practice Placement (ED)

Core
NU7013 Theory & Practice of Enquiry Methods for Healthcare
NU7020 Leadership, Quality Improvement and Governance
Year 2 Module
NU8007 Dissertation

Course Assessments
Each module will be assessed by the successful completion of an academic assignment. The assessment of clinical competence will focus on the acquisition of specialist competencies and the clinical assessments will be carried out throughout the clinical placements.

Dr. Margaret McCann
pgt.nursing.midw@tcd.ie

This course is run in partnership with the The National Forensic Mental Health Service and is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with individuals with mental health problems. Students on this course will come from a variety of professions: nursing; medicine; occupational therapy; social work; An Garda Síochána; legal; psychology; probation and prison services.

Postgraduate Certificate in Specialist Practice

Year One
NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
NU7415 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health - Year One
NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives on Human Distress (10)
NU7410 Advancing Therapeutic Engagement Skills (10)
NU7013 Theory and Practice of Enquiry Methods for Health Care (10)
NU7005 Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care (10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
NU7415 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
Master in Science in Mental Health - Year One
NU7412 Deconstructing Theoretical Perspectives (10)
NU7005 Ethics and Law in Health and Social Care(10)
and a choice of two from the list below:
NU7413 Interface between Mental Health and Criminal Justice (10)
NU7406 Suicide, Suicidal Behaviour and Self-harm (10)
NU7415 Promoting Equality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion for Users of the Mental Health Services (10)
Year Two
NU8007 Dissertation (30)

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Candidates for this course will be currently working in mental health/mental illness field; and in the case of the Child, adolescent and family strand, be working in child, adolescent and family mental health services and have a minimum of one year's recent experience in the area of mental health/mental illness; and in the case of the child, adolescent and family strand, be currently employed in the area of mental health/mental illness/child, adolescent and family services and have Garda clearance for working with children and adolescents.

Candidates will also normally hold an honors degree in a relevant discipline; or otherwise satisfy the selection panel that they have the ability to complete and benefit from the course.

Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see https://www.tcd.ie/students/orientation/undergraduates/garda-vetting.php for further details.

Application dates

Closing Date: 30th June 2023

Duration

DPTNM-MCAF-1P09: Mental Health - Child Adolescent and Family Strand (M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.) 2 years part time.

DPCNM-MHCF-1P09: Mental Health - Child Adolescent and Family (P.Grad.Cert) - 1 year part time.

Enrolment dates

Next Intake: September 2020

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
This course is designed to enhance the collaboration between disciplines working with children, adolescents and families with mental health problems. Students from a variety of professions (nursing, medicine, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, social work, psychology, psychotherapy, teaching and education services) will advance their career prospects both in terms of promotion eligibility and post-graduate training.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    M.Sc. / P.Grad.Dip.

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Diploma (Level 9 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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    Course provider