Core Module Information
Module title: Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health (Online)

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MHN09114
Module leader: Margaret Conlon
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing

There is no prerequisite for this module

Description of module content:

This is a student led module offering an opportunity for you to choose a specific area relating to mental health to critically examine aspects from a theoretical and lived experience perspective. The module content will include the exploration of the current local, national and world perspectives of quality mental health outcomes, mental health promotion and co-production as well as the role mental health nurses have in relation to these. Mental health in the context of communities; impact of inequalities on mental health; whole population approaches to mental health including promotion and prevention; recovery focused practice; ethical practice; service design and delivery; social; biological and environmental determinants of mental health will be explored. You will also examine the evidence base for the sociological; political and economic drivers underpinning service development and the impact of the lived experience on policy and practice that can be related to your chosen area. Your knowledge and understanding of research and evidence based practice will be enhanced through literature searching using databases; you will critique research and explore how evidence is used to inform practice. You will develop your knowledge of and ability to interpret statistics and explore how statistical evidence is used to inform clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Provide a rationale for selecting a specific population group and/or area of mental health practice to explore.
LO 2: Evaluate the use of recovery focussed principles to support well-being for people who use mental health services.
LO 3: Apply knowledge of the principles and evidence relating to co-production in your area of enquiry.
LO 4: Demonstrate understanding of the ethical and values based perspectives underpinning policy and practice.
LO 5: Critically reflect on the quality and evidence of care and health promotion outcomes for people related to your area of enquiry.

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