One twenty credit optional module to be chosen
in Year 1 in addition to the two core modules. Full time or international
students will be supported to choose optional modules with non-clinical
APP701 Advancing Practice in Context
This module will enable the student to develop their professional understanding within Advancing Practice, allowing them to consider the legal and ethical boundaries, the working environment and the complexities of their practice.
APP705 Advanced Psychosocial Assessment and Formulation
This module will enable students to develop an in depth understanding of the use of `common factors¿ competencies in effective communication skills and collaborative working in the biopsychosocial assessment and formulation of mental health problems, leading to evidenced-based treatment choices. There will be a focus on reflective practice and workplace-based cases to ensure clinical relevance.
APP707 CBT Interventions for Mental Health Professionals (Psychosis)
This module will focus on the development of in depth knowledge and skills in the use of CBT with a focus on supporting people experiencing psychosis. This includes effective assessment, formulation and the development of therapeutic relationships and skills required for the effective and adaptable use of CBT in psychosis. There will be a focus on reflective practice and workplace-based cases to ensure clinical relevance.
APP717 The Fundamentals of Health Assessment
This module is designed to enable healthcare professionals to critically examine and develop in an area of professional clinical practice, in a range of settings. Taught workshops will guide the student, building on their pre-existing body of knowledge to further develop their skills in health assessment, clinical examination and clinical reasoning.
APP718 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Practice
Students will analyse, explore and debate ethical and legal concepts, issues and theories relating to health and social care. This module gives students the tools necessary to undertake critical decisions within their professional practice enabling them to reflect on their knowledge, their practice, and the conduct and performance of healthcare organisations.
APP720 Advanced Newborn and Infant Examination (APL)
This module enables practitioners who have undertaken a programme of learning to demonstrate mastery in the examination of the newborn/infant, applying complex and creative synthesis of the evidence base to this autonomous professional role.
APP721 Perinatal Mental Health
This module will prepare students to show mastery of knowledge and the development and management of the care of childbearing women with perinatal mental health needs. It is research informed and prepares students to interrogate the available evidence to inform decision making. The needs of mothers and babies; before, during and after birth, will be at the centre of care with a strong emphasis on respect and dignity.
APP730 Developing Expertise in Clinical Practice
This module is designed to enable healthcare professionals to critically examine and develop in an area of professional clinical practice, in a range of settings. Taught workshops will guide the student, building on their pre-existing body of knowledge to critically develop their skills in health assessment, clinical examination and clinical reasoning.
APP731 Mental Health Assessment in Urgent, Emergency and Acute Care
This module aims to increase knowledge and skills of practitioners working in urgent, emergency and acute care settings and who work with individuals experiencing mental health problems. It explores the principles and process of mental health assessment and the practice of determining appropriate intervention alongside prioritisation of client need based on the current guidance.
APP733 Global Health in Context
The module provides a wide ranging introduction to the study of global health in order to consider some of the key challenges and debates within the contemporary field. It encompasses the themes of global health and its impact on national and international health policy development.
APP734 Sociology of Health and Illness
This module critically considers the extent to which health and illness are affected by social factors. Social processes and structures impacting on individuals and social groups are explored and contemporary healthcare practices, within political and cultural contexts including power relationships and systems of knowledge are examined.
APP735 Contemporary Approaches to Public Health
Historical and theoretical perspectives relating to public health are explored in order to provide a framework for thinking about promoting and protecting public health at individual, community, national and international levels.
APP736 Leadership and Innovation
This module will enhance the students¿ confidence and competence to lead and manage quality improvement and innovation.
APP738 Management of Children/ Young People Requiring Urgent or Emergency Care
This module will enhance practitioners¿ existing knowledge and skills in the holistic care of children/young people within the context of the family. It will facilitate the recognition, assessment and management of children/young people requiring urgent or emergency care for illness/injury in a range of settings.
APP741 Advocacy and Education for Quality Improvement in Practice (A-EQUIP) Full module
This module will ensure that A-EQUIP is able to be delivered in practice. It will prepare registrants in the supervision which will be determined locally based on operational guidance that has been developed by NHS England.
APP743 Minor illness and Injuries - the principles and practice of management for unscheduled care
This module will enable the student to develop the underpinning knowledge and professional understanding of the practical and theoretical management of patients presenting with common minor illness and injuries across healthcare settings. They will consider the clinical, legal and ethical boundaries and recognise the limitations within their scope of practice and working environment.
APP744 Substance Misuse and Dual Diagnosis
This module focuses on the services and interventions for people who misuse a range of substances or have 'dual diagnosis' implying co-existing mental health problems. Participants will develop their skills for working with this group, consider the influence of various models and approaches as well as the issues for them as individuals and for society.
APP745 Research Methodology and Application
This module develops an understanding of research designs and methods, enables the critically appraisal of evidence and research and introduces the principles of data collection and analysis. This module is delivered via a distance learning approach.