Module Aims: At the conclusion of this module students should have an understanding of the major models of mental health and their impact and presentation on specific groups of individuals, the major models of intervention and the evidence of their effectiveness for service users and their families and carers. They should also have an awareness of the formal and informal resources potentially available to provide acceptable alternatives to admission to hospital, and an inclusive perspective on mental health and meeting mental health needs. Finally, they should have an awareness of the implications of mental distress for services users, their families, children and carers.
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
- Critically appraise the evidence for the major models of mental health and mental distress, including the contribution of social, physical and development factors.
- Demonstrate a critical understanding of the presentation of mental disorder in specific groups.
- Critically analyse the major models of intervention, relevant treatments and evidence of their effectiveness for service users, their families and carers.
- Appraise critically the formal and informal resources potentially available to provide an acceptable alternative to admission to hospital.
- Critically discuss the social and inclusive perspective on mental health and meeting mental health needs in working with service users, relatives, carers and other professionals.
- Critically evaluate issues relating to discriminatory practice.
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