Mental Health Law and the Defensible Practice HEA9085

Overview

This module will facilitate and further develop a critical awareness of the many complex areas relating to mental health law, and move practitioners towards a position of defensible rather than defensive practices.

Module Code: HEA9085
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £680 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

Who is this module for?

Interdisciplinary staff from a broad range of professions who may encounter throughout their working week, persons with mental health problems. Nursing, social work, doctors, mental health advocates, MHA Administrators, AMHPs, CQC Inspectors and many allied health professions have attended previous modules.

What are the key aims of the programme?

The module will enable staff within their practice role, to apply knowledge gained from the module directly into practice settings.

What will I study?

  • Mental Health Act [1983] as Amended;
  • Mental Capacity Act [2005];
  • Consent to Treatment;
  • English Legal Research;
  • Human Rights Act [1998];
  • Deprivations of liberty and safeguards;
  • Case law and Statutes update.

How will I be assessed?

A 4,000 word written assignment (100%) that will evidence the theory practice link to meet module-learning outcomes.

On successful completion you will:

  • Critically reflect upon legal research evidence, applying salient principles to case studies relevant to their own specific areas of practice;
  • Independently evaluate the application of common and statute law in a mental health context, considering its relevance to the development of clinical practice and care/aftercare delivery;
  • Critically analyse the application of legal principles after deconstructing a complex issue from practice;
  • Utilise a model of critical reflection, demonstrating a conceptual understanding of the care offered to a person suffering from a mental disorder and conceptualise the complexities associated within law and practice.

Study Dates and Venues

February 2020 S2

Venue: Alder Hey Institute in the Park

Starts: Tue 4th Feb 2020

Session Times:
  • 1st Session, Tuesday, 04 Feb 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 2nd Session, Tuesday, 11 Feb 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 3rd Session, Tuesday, 18 Feb 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 4th Session, Tuesday, 25 Feb 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 5th Session, Tuesday, 03 Mar 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 6th Session, Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 7th Session, Tuesday, 17 Mar 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 8th Session, Tuesday, 24 Mar 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 9th Session, Tuesday, 31 Mar 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Attendance
  • 10th Session, Tuesday, 07 Apr 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Tutorial/Attendance
  • 11th Session, Tuesday, 14 Apr 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Tutorial/Attendance
  • 12th Session, Tuesday, 21 Apr 2020, 9.30 am – 1.00pm, Tutorial/Attendance
  • Assignment Deadline, TBC

Study dates and times are subject to change.

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

For details of how to apply, please visit www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

For further information regarding module content, please contact Module Coordinator Vicky Perrin, email perrinv@edgehill.ac.uk

Pathways

This module can be studied on a standalone basis and it is also an optional module on the following programmes:

  • MSc Advanced Clinical Practice
  • MSc Professional Clinical Practice