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CAMH Understanding Common Presenting Problems - Level 6 - AC6611

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About this course

**THIS MODULE IS NOT RUNNING IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/18 THEREFORE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT BEING ACCEPTED**

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

One in ten children and young people experience mental health disorders (National Census 2004). Recent statistics show that there are 100,000 young people in the UK experiencing severe depression and that as many as one in ten 5-16 year olds have self-harmed (Association for Young People’s Health 2013).

This CPD module aims to provide you with a critical understanding of the common emotional, behavioural and mental health issues experienced by children, young people and their families and factors that inform their development.

You will use a critical, developmental and systemic approach to understand the factors that contribute to mental health difficulties in children and young people. This will allow you to accurately identify and critically explore common presentations within the CAMH specialism from a range of differing theoretical perspectives.

Developing a multi-agency strategy for child and adolescent mental health skills development across all children’s agencies is one of the central aims of all contemporary children’s policy frameworks identified within “Every Child Matters” and more recently with the publication of “Future in Mind” (2015).

The course will include the following topics:

  • Attachment difficulties Developmental Disorders in Children and Young People
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children and Young People Trauma in Children and Young People
  • Low self-esteem and depression
  • Substance misuse
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders in Children and Young People

Although this module is not currently taking applications, if you have any queries please email our programme support team at hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk.

Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.  

Teaching and Assessment

The course consists of ten study days, five of which are university-based and five which are allocated as directed study days. This allows for the opportunity as adult learners to take responsibility for your own learning needs and identify specific areas of development that you may wish to pursue.

You will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars and directed learning activities. Throughout the CPD course a range of multi media and information technology strategies will be used. The use of the E-learning portal will be central to the delivery of the course content.

You will be assessed through a choice of two practice-focussed written summative assignments. You will also be required to submit a learning log on which you will receive written formative feedback. 

Learning Environment

This module is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.  

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career an Edge

As well as enhancing your CV, this course will enable you to use the intellectual and theoretical skills gained to develop your practice in the area of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH). The course is also recognised as a desired requirement for obtaining employment in CAMH services.

Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development or a Graduate Certificate in CAMHS attracting 20 credits at level 6.  

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start TBC - Please contact hs.cipdinfo@northumbria.ac.uk

This course would suit healthcare professionals working in the areas of Child and Adolescent Mental Health with an interest in developing their knowledge and practice in this area. It would also be of benefit to people who are working in non-CAMH settings but who come into contact with children and young people in their practice e.g. Paediatric Nurses and School Nurses.

Previous evidence of level 5 study

The course will include the following topics:

  • Attachment difficulties Developmental Disorders in Children and Young People
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children and Young People Trauma in Children and Young People
  • Low self-esteem and depression
  • Substance misuse
  • Self-harm
  • Eating disorders in Children and Young People

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