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Code
SE92M
Delivery
Blended
Level
9
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
18 mts
Credits
90 ECTS
Next Intake
September 2023
Application Status
Open
Applications Closing
25 Aug 23
Fees
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The Department of Nursing and Health Care at SETU Waterford is offering a new suite of modules on children and young people’s mental health. The suite of modules can be taken individually to achieve various professional certificates (10 credits each) or cumulatively to achieve an award of Postgraduate Diploma (60 Credits) or MSc (90 Credits), depending on individual preference.

There is a surge of children with mental health difficulties following the global pandemic and we are offering these modules will be of interest to teachers, nurses, therapists and other individuals who are in roles that support children and young people.

Overview of the programme

The aim of this proposed programme is to provide postgraduate students with the appropriate knowledge and skills in the area of young people and children’s mental health to enable them to contribute effectively to care of young people in a variety of settings. This programme will enable students to develop and enhance their knowledge of relevant child mental health theory, skills, and evidence-based practice. There is no other programme available that offers such a flexible and comprehensive suite of modules and the programme has been designed around the need for a development of expertise in these identified areas.

Aim of the programme

The programme aims to advance the student’s knowledge, skills, attitudes, and professional values in a variety of settings when understanding and supporting young people in psychological distress.

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice for Children and Young People (60 Credits)

  • Certificate in Child Development and Mental Distress (10 Credits)

  • Certificate in Contemporary Issues for Children and Young People (10 Credits)

  • Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Mental Health (10 Credits)

  • Using Research to Enhance Professional Practice (10 Credits)

  • Practical Interventions for Children and Young People in Mental Distress (10 Credits)

Plus one elective of either: Neuro-Developmental Disorders (10 Credits) or Working with Children with Transcultural Trauma (10 Credits)

 

MSc in Mental Health Practice for Children and Young People (90 Credits)

  • Child Development and Mental Distress (10 Credits)

  • Contemporary Issues for Children and Young People (10 Credits)

  • Psychotherapeutic Approaches to Mental Health (10 Credits)

  • Using Evidence to Enhance Practice (10 Credits)

  • Practical Interventions for Children and Young People in Mental Distress (10 Credits)

Plus one elective of either: Neuro-Developmental Disorders (10 Credits) or Working with Children with Transcultural Trauma (10 Credits)

Plus

Research Dissertation (30 Credits)

The primary target audiences for this programme are any professionals that cater or encounter young people with mental health needs. This includes nurses, social care workers, speech and language therapists and other allied professionals who engage with young people in a variety of educational, judicial and healthcare settings.

The prospective student will have to confirm that they hold the equivalent to a Level 8 in an appropriate discipline or have evidence of APEL (Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning).

Where English is not the student’s first language, proof of English language competency as per SETU regulations will have to be provided.

Accreditation of prior learning can be considered within the following two categories:

1. Accreditation of prior certified learning.

2. Accreditation of prior experiential learning.

This flexible programme offers a unique opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills of a wide variety of mental health presentations in children and young people.

The multi-disciplinary format and modular components mean that this program is flexible enough to cater for the needs of the student who would like to embark on an MSc or Postgraduate Diploma programme or for those who may already possess these qualifications and wish to specialise or upskill in a particular area of young people’s mental health.

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Course Leader
Colman Noctor
Dr. Colman Noctor
Lecturer Mental Health Nursing
[email protected]

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