Module title: Critical Perspectives of Mental Health {Masters} (Theory 5b Mental Health)

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: MHN11103
Module leader: Paul Hutton
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Transforming Education and Practice


2019/0, Trimester 1, Online,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Gwenne McIntosh
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
There is a fully on-line approach to this learning and teaching strategy for this module. Interactive on-line activities will provide the wider perspectives of current mental health care and the on-line set tutorial groups will provide a platform for peer support and student led engagement to identify an area of enquiry (LO 1). On-line lectures explore the local, national and global perspective of mental health and recovery (LO 4).
Theoretical perspectives of mental health, recovery and mental health promotion will then be examined within the context of the chosen area of enquiry (LO 2, 3 & 5) and linked to the lived experience and mental health inequalities (LO 4). Group supervisors including people with lived experience will support the on-line tutorial groups through facilitated face to face and on-line activities.

Formative Assessment:
A predetermined case scenario will be provided. Students will critically explore the health care needs of the patient in the scenario (LO1). This will be posted online in week 7.

Summative Assessment:
Portfolio LO 1 - 5
A portfolio to demonstrate each learning outcome based on a predetermined case scenario will be submitted in week 14.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Lecture 20
Online Tutorial 30
Online Groupwork (Scheduled) 50
Independent Learning Guided independent study 100
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1,2,3,4,5 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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 critical 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 critically explored. You will also appraise 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. .You will critically explore research, evidence based practice and statistical evidence demonstrating how this is used to inform clinical practice.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO 1: Generate an evidence-based argument that supports your selection of a specific population group and/or area of mental health practice to critically explore.
LO 2: Critically evaluate the use of recovery focussed principles to support well-being for people who use mental health services.
LO 3: Appraise principles and evidence relating to co-production in your area of enquiry.
LO 4: Critique 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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