20 credits at level HE6
1. To situate perceptions of mental health & illness within historical & philosophical contexts
2. To provide an understanding of current ideas of management with regard to mental disorders
3. To explore and contrast different views about mental health service provision
Rise of the asylum movement
20th c. Institutionalisation
Community care programmes
Mental illness and the law
Rights of mental patients
Mental health decision making
Gender & mental health
Race & mental health
Homicides, suicides & mental disorder
Mental health organisations & user groups
Mental health promotion
End of module In-Class-Assessment
A standard 14 week module consisting of 12 weeks of class contact, one study/revision week and an end of module Time-Limited-Assessment. The module will be delivered by a combination of lectures, workshops, group discussions and videos. There will be an opportunity to work with case material and engage in simulated legal decision-making.
Learning outcomes 1 and 2 will be assessed in the time-limited assessment (end of module 3 hour In-Class-Assessment), which will require students to answer 2 theoretical questions which deal with these areas of subject knowledge. Learning outcomes 3 and 4 will be assessed in the case report. This involves an Activity which introduces students to case material, which they then write up in the form of a Report suitable for professional communication with regard to the Care Programme Approach. Learning outcomes 5 will be assessed in the time-limited assessment will include a compulsory question on mental health case material in legal contexts. Learning outcomes 6 will be assessed in both the time-limited assessment and the Case Report.
Learning outcomes 7will be assessed in the Case Report in terms of its suitability for use as a professional document. Learning outcomes 8 will be assessed in the time-limited assessment.
Module time allocations are:
Class contact = 36 hours
Time limited assessment = 3 hours
Private study = 161 hours (to include recommended reading, independent study, preparation of coursework, and revision)
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||show a critical understanding of historical and philosophical contexts with regard to the nature of mental health and illness.
identify and analyse essentialist and interpretivist accounts and arguments about mental health issues.
|2.||demonstrate a good understanding of the evolution of management policies with regard to mental disorder.||
give reasons for such policies as institutionalisation and community care.
|3.||demonstrate creativity and problem solving skills in relation to case management.||
construct a plausible case history, apply appropriate interventions and frame suitable long-term recommendations.
|4.||show clear judgements and decision-making skills in relation to assessment instruments utilised in care programming.||make appropriate use of the HONOS scales (Health of the Nation Outcome Scales).|
|5.||show a good understanding of mental health law||demonstrate advocacy skills with regard to mental health tribunal case material.|
|6.||show a specific understanding of the problems of particular groups with regard to mental health.||
provide contextual accounts of e.g. gender profiles in relation to mental disorder.
|7.||demonstrate report writing skills.||produce a report suitable for use as a professional document.|
|8.||demonstrate search skills in relation to psychological and medico-legal data bases.||
cite historical and current case material that has been the subject of legal debate, as well as relevant textual material pertaining to scholarship on mental health.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||2000 word essay||3 hour unseen examination|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
Bean, P. & Mounser, P. (1993). Discharged from mental hospitals. Macmillan Press Ltd.
Fennell, P. (1996). Treatment without consent. Routledge.
Goodwin, S. (1993). Community care & the future of mental health service provision ( 2nd ed.). Avebury.
Hoggett, B. (1996). Mental health law. Sweet & Maxwell.
Jones, K. (1988). Experience in mental health: Community care & social policy. Sage.(Out of print but available in the Library)
* Jones, K. (1993). Asylums & after: A revised history of the mental health services: From the early 18th c. to the 1990ís. The Athlone Press. (Out of print but available in the Library)
Means, R. & Smith, R. (2003). Community care: Policy & practice. (3rd ed) Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Nazroo, J. Y. (1999). Ethnicity & mental health: Findings from a national community survey. Policy Studies Institute, London.
Perlin, M. L. (2000). The hidden prejudice: Mental disability on trial. American Psychological Association 1999.
Pilgrim, D. & Rogers, A. (1999). A sociology of mental health & illness (2nd ed.). Open University Press.
Prior, L. (1993). The social organisation of mental illness. Sage.
* Rogers, A. & Pilgrim, D. (1996). Mental health policy in britain: A critical introduction. Macmillan Press Ltd.
Rogers, A., Pilgrim, D. & Lacey, R. (1993). Experiencing psychiatry: Userís views of services. Macmillan Press Ltd.
Tudor, K. (1996). Mental health promotion. Routledge.
Watkins, M. et al (1996). Collaborative community mental health care. Arnold.
* Key Texts
|Host Subject Group:||Psychology and Life Sciences|
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