The module is designed to help anyone working with adults in health, social work and social care to develop a working knowledge of the Mental Health Act (1983), the Mental Capacity Act (2005) and their decision-making practices where capacity and/or mental disorder are significant considerations.
The module also provides preparation for Best Interests Assessor (BIA) course at the University of Wolverhampton. The module will be helpful to anyone considering undertaking the role of Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under the Mental Health Act (1983). AMHP students should check whether the module will provide the formal pre-course requirements with the University where they intend to pursue their training.
Candidates do not need any prior qualifications to apply for this module. However, the BIA course does have entry requirements (please see the University website for more details).
It is expected that candidates on this module will have support for learning in the workplace which may include observing a Mental Health Act assessment, an assessment of capacity or active involvement in a best interests decision, with opportunity to reflect on that practice in supervision. Candidates who are not sponsored by their employers need to explain in their application how they will achieve this.
The module is taught at level 6 (equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree) and is alternatively available at Masters level for those ready to study at that level.
Please complete and upload the Agency reference form (Word doc 22k) when completing your application.
Decision making info pack (PDF 364K, Downloads file)
Module Details 2017/18
|Time||10am - 4pm|
Dr Lee Quinney
|Date||17.1.18, 24.1.18, 25.1.18, 31.1.18, 1.2.18, 7.2.18, 8.2.18|
|Subject to a minimum number of confirmed students