Law and Ethical Studies in Mental Health 347CPDCoventry University
£ 780 - (876 €)
- Vocational qualification
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
This module aims introduce students to the law and ethics related to mental health. The module will focus on the evolving mental health legislation and the ethical issues associated with mental health practice. It will explore the ethical-legal interface and the rights of clients with mental health problems. Furthermore, this module will cover concepts such as the doctrine of ‘best interest’, paternalism, coercion and free will.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
This module provides students with the opportunity to:
- Acquire knowledge about the law and legal studies related to mental health, which can contribute to the increase of students’ career prospects within the field.
- Gather evidence towards the achievement of some of the KSF core dimensions.
- Academic credit for a named award.
- Opportunity to network with fellow students from a range of disciplines and specialities.
- Access to experts.
- Opportunity to build to a full degree.
- Individuals will be able to challenge current practice and embed evidence based practice into their delivery of care.
- Individuals gain greater job satisfaction which leads to a deeper commitment to service delivery and patient care.
On successful completion of this module you should be able to:
- Evaluate current and proposed mental health legislation and its impact on mental health practice.
- Explore ethical principles and theories, and relate these to mental health practice.
- Understand concepts of ‘informed consent’ and ‘capacity’.
- Evaluate the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 in relation to the civil rights of clients with mental health problems.
This module will be delivered through a number of methods, including lectures, seminars and workshops. It is intended to fully utilise specialists in practice in order to enrich and inform the learning process.
Spring term: Fridays 9am - 12.30pm.
Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).
We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
Coursework 1: 3500 word Essay (100% of module mark)TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
Guided student activity – 30 hours
Self-guided student activity – 170 hours
Total activity – 200 hours"