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Cert (PC) Cognitive Behavioural Practice

Academic Year 2016/17

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Cert (PC) Cognitive Behavioural Practice

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

SWK-PC-CBP

UCAS Code

JACS Code

C881 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

A second class honours degree (minimum mark 57%) or equivalent
Evidence of working with people who have experienced a mental health problem
A broad understanding of mental health issues
Good written and verbal communication skills
Good organizational and computer skills

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Dr Kate Gillespie

CT Training Dublin

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

N/A

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Students are subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations in conjunction with those of their professional accrediting body.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

practice within levels 1 and 2 of a stepped care model (low-intensity psychological interventions in mental health, primary care or social care settings.

demonstrate increased mental health awareness, an understanding of CBT theory and methods and low intensity interventions for professionals working in health and social care programmes.

demonstrate knowledge, abilities and skills to promote the improvement of standards of service and care received by the consumers of personal, social, and health services.

demonstrate developed intellectual and practice skills, through the fostering of professional competence, academic achievement and continuous professional development

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Assess contrasting ideas, explanations and policies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures
IT based learning
Research inquiry
Seminars

Methods of Assessment

Essays,
Case projects
Seminar papers

Demonstrate knowledge of and competence in basic, problem-specific models and techniques

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures
Tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Practice assessment methods
Case presentations
Role plays
Direct observations

Critically discuss and evaluate data and texts

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars
IT based learning

Methods of Assessment

Essays,
Seminar papers

Abstract and synthesize information.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

IT based learning
Research inquiry

Methods of Assessment

Case projects
Case studies

Develop reasoned argument and evidence-based strategies and plans.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures
Workshops

Methods of Assessment

Essays
Practice assessments

Recognise moral and ethical issues, such as confidentiality and consent, in information collection, retrieval, analysis and discussion

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars
Tutorials
Student led peer group learning

Methods of Assessment

Essays
Practice assessments
Case studies

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Undertake decision making and decision taking.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Research inquiry
Seminars

Methods of Assessment

Practice assessment methods
Case presentations
Case projects

Exercise independent judgment, autonomy and personal responsibility in addressing potential complex situations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Role plays
Formal lectures

Methods of Assessment

Direct observations

Evaluate performance through independent thought and self-reflection

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures
Seminars
Role plays

Methods of Assessment

Case projects
Case presentations

Interact through team work and group discussions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars

Methods of Assessment

Case presentations

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of concepts of mental health and mental illness.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lecturing
Seminars

Methods of Assessment

Essays
Case studies

Demonstrate a systematic understanding of own practice and a critical awareness of current issues and challenges such as professional ethics, the principles of diversity, equality and social inclusion.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Student led discussion groups
Workshops

Methods of Assessment

Critical reflection projects
Role plays
Case studies

Take responsibility for continuing professional development making use of professional and managerial supervision and other professional support

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars
Workshops

Methods of Assessment

Case presentations
Case studies

Develop, implement and evaluate psychological care plans

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures
Workshops

Methods of Assessment

Case studies
Case presentations

Demonstrate a clear understanding of what is high-intensity psychological treatment and how this differs from low-intensity work

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures

Methods of Assessment

Essays

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Understand how diagnostic category systems, health and social, medical and psychological models relate to and are applied in mental health settings.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lectures,
Tutorials

Methods of Assessment

Essays

Demonstrate in-depth understanding of, and competence in the use of, a range of low-intensity, evidence-based psychological interventions for common mental health problems.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Formal lectures
Seminars

Methods of Assessment

Case studies
Direct observation
Assessed role plays

Demonstrate knowledge of and competence in CBT competencies such as behavioural activation, exposure, and CBT-based guided self-help for clients.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Workshops
Supervision of role plays in small groups.

Methods of Assessment

Clinical case studies

Demonstrate knowledge of and competence in liaison with and signposting to other agencies delivering other advice and services.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars

Methods of Assessment

Case presentations
Case studies

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Mental Health Awareness, Engagement and Assessment

SWK8092

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Evidence-Based Low-Intensity Psychological Intervention for Mild to Moderate Mental Health Problems

SWK8093

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

An Introduction to CBT Theories and Methods

SWK8094

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Providing Psychological Interventions at Levels 1 and 2 in a Stepped Care Model

SWK8095

7

15

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes