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Preparation for the Responsible / Approved Clinician Role in Mental Health - Level 7 - AC0796

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**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.

The Responsible Clinician (RC) and Approved Clinician (AC) roles enable senior practitioners to manage and be responsible for the care and treatment of service users detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.

This module is aimed at mental health practitioners including nurses, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers (if employed by health trusts) and will develop your understanding of the approved and responsible clinician roles, will help you develop competencies required for those role and identify future learning needs.

This is a preparatory module and will provide a foundation for future RC/AC training. The module will focus on the following competencies as identified by the Approved Clinician National Reference Group (2010).

  • Understanding the role of the approved clinician and responsible clinician
  • Legal and Policy Framework
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Care planning
  • Leadership and multi-disciplinary team working
  • Equality and cultural diversity and;
  • Communication

A requirement for attendance on the module will be an active suitable caseload and access to clinical supervision.

Course Overview:

  • Critical analysis of current legal and policy guidance,
  • Exploration of practice dilemmas,
  • Models and theoretical perspectives relevant to undertaking the role
  • Problem solving skills in complex practice situations

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

During this module you will engage in a range of learning and teaching activities including lectures,seminars, peer discussion and guided learning.

You will undertake classroom based discussion and case study discussion. You will be expected to engage with directed independent study tasks in your practice environment in order to gain insight and work towards competence in the Approved Clinician role. Lecture material will be made available through the e-learning portal together with links to key materials.

You will also draw upon your own professional practice in group work sessions with other students creating an authentic learning experience providing the opportunity for critical analysis of practice. The seminar activities will support this process providing extensive opportunities for formative feedback from academic staff and peers and support a structured approach to completing elements of the summative assessment.

You will be required to actively engage in research rich learning through an enquiry based approach to ensure authentic learning.

The summative assessment for this module requires the student to write a 3500 word critical exploration and evaluation of a case report that demonstrates their ability to contextualise the central components of the approved / responsible clinician role.

Learning Environment

This course 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).

 

Your Future

This accredited module can count towards the BSc in Practice Development (20 credits).

Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 7

Delivery Method Blend of Short Lectures, Workshops and Reflective Practice

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Location Coach Lane Campus

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

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module will enable senior practitioners to manage and be responsible for the care and treatment of service users detailed under the Mental Health Act 1983.

This course 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.

Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals with previous evidence of level 6 study.

See below for an overview of this course:

  • Critical analysis of current legal and policy guidance,
  • Exploration of practice dilemmas,
  • Models and theoretical perspectives relevant to undertaking the role
  • Problem solving skills in complex practice situations

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