*This module is open to staff from across SWAST, however please be mindful that delivery of this module may be face-to-face, so some travel may be required. Please contact the university directly if you have any queries about this.*

Prior to applying or expressing an interest in a module place please ensure you have checked that you meet the entry requirements and that you have checked the application deadline. 

This 20 credit module aims to increase knowledge and skills of practitioners working in urgent, emergency and acute care settings and who work with individuals experiencing mental health issues.

It explores the principles and process of mental health assessment and the practice of determining appropriate intervention alongside prioritisation of client need based on the current guidance.

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse the range of evidence that informs mental health and mental illness, diagnostic category systems, and a range of biopsychosocial, medical and psychological explanatory models
  • selects and applies advanced principles, concepts and theoretical frameworks to mental health assessment, risk management, and tools that support the provision of safe, ethical and effective urgent and/or emergency mental health care
  • systematically organises complex assessment findings using selected criteria and effectively communicates the patient’s needs within the multi- disciplinary team
  • selects and applies advanced interpersonal skills required to engage, gather information, and build a therapeutic alliance with an individual experiencing mental health issues
  • provide an advanced critical analysis of and competently apply contemporary mental health legislation and national policies to mental health issues in urgent and emergency care.


  • The assessment for this module is an essay demonstrating that you have met the above learning outcomes.

Masters Level: APP767

Contact dates: 

Delivery 1:

  • 31st January 2022
  • 1st & 28th February 2022
  • 1st, 28th & 29th March 2022
  • 25th & 26th April 2022

Delivery mode: Blended delivery with some face to face sessions in Plymouth. *You need to be available for all dates*

Please fill in the funding application form below and click submit.

Deadline for applications: Monday 14th November 2022 at 9am.

You will be contacted approx 2-3 weeks after this to let you know if you have been successful as the CPD scoring process, followed by further instructions regarding the application process.

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For further information about the module, please click here. If you have any queries specifically regarding the module, please contact the university admissions Office by email on pduadmissions@plymouth.ac.uk or call 01752 586951.

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