Interprofessional Practice (Approved Mental Health Professional) (PG Dip)

University of Lincoln the United Kingdom

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About Interprofessional Practice (Approved Mental Health Professional) at University of Lincoln

The primary purpose of this programme is to ensure that candidates gain the knowledge, competences and values needed to carry out the specific duties of an Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) under current mental health legislation.

The University of Lincoln programme has an established record of specialist mental health training, having run the former ?ASW? programmes for many years. Our first AMHP programme was in 2009 and we have continued since then to attract students from across the country.

This programme commences with a seven week ?Academic Block? followed by a ten week ?Practice Placement Block? which includes a 40 day supervised, statutory mental health placement. The teaching block is full time; however the mental health practice placement could be taken on a longer term part time basis.

All AMHP candidates are provided with comprehensive documentation and relevant textbooks and are enrolled as students of the University of Lincoln, allowing access to university resources including the library and electronic Blackboard system.


Values & Perspectives for Understanding Mental Distress

Theory & Interventions in Mental Health Practice

Mental Health Law & Policy

Professional Practice Learning

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Entry requirements


A Recognised professional qualification and two years post-qualifying experience in one of the following: Nursing; Social Work; Psychology; Occupational Therapy

Substantial and relevant mental health experience; this will be judged by sponsoring employers and at interview with the university, but will usually mean several years of working in mental health services, whether pre or post professional qualification, and work which has required decision making in relation to complex mental health issues and has allowed you to observe mental health act assessments

Be nominated by your employing agency

Satisfy the University of your suitability for a Masters level programme

To have access to a supervised mental health placement independent from your normal place of work for a period of 40 days

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