Decision-making and Interventions with Adults in a Legal Framework (7SO009)

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 7 (postgraduate) and is alternatively available at level 6 (equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree) for those who would prefer to study at that level.

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Module dates 2017/18

Module Code 7SO009
Credits 20 at level 7
Price 2017/18 £610.24
Course dates 17.1.18, 24.1.18, 25.1.18, 31.1.18, 1.2.18, 7.2.18, 8.2.18
Time 10am - 4pm
Module Leader

Subject to a minimum number of confirmed students