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Physical Healthcare and Wellbeing in Mental Healthcare

Level 6 (20 credits)

School - School of Health and Society

Subject area - Nursing

Start Date(s): February


One Semester


Part-time - £840 per 20 credit module

In Brief:

  • Develop and enhance your knowledge of physical health problems within mental health care
  • Develop your skills in assessing the physical health needs of people with mental health problems in varying situation
  • Develop your skills to manage the physical health needs of people with mental health problems in varying situations
  • A part-time only course

Course Summary

Module aim: To demonstrate understanding of the impact of physical health problems in clients with mental health problems.

To be able to recognise physical health needs, assess and implement strategies to maintain and promote wellbeing in clients with mental health problems.

The module explores

  • The effect of physical health and wellbeing on mental health
  • Physical health assessment
  • Health promotion approaches
  • Recognition and management of physical health problems
  • Wound care
  • Simulation activities

Entry Requirements

To apply for this course, you are required to be:

  • Working in a health / social care related organisation
  • Qualified Health/ Social  Care Professional
  • Single module – evidence of ability to study at level 6

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Suitable For

Qualified health and social care professionals interested in improving their physical health care knowledge and skills.

Fees 2018-19

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£840 per 20 credit module

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University, please complete the appropriate application form and send to the University.

Scholarships and Bursaries

For more information please see our funding section.


This module aims to help you to improve your skills in the assessment and management of the physical health of those with mental health problems. It is therefore important that you are an active participant in the learning process. You will be required to actively participate in seminars and skills based sessions. You will be also required to reflect on your own practice and develop a critical analysis of the evidence surrounding the physical health needs of clients with mental health problems.

You will develop your knowledge and skills for each topic and will be expected to share your reflections with the peer group. This work will contribute to the development of your final written assignment.


One written work related assignment : 4,000 words.


Career Prospects

This module can be taken as single module for the purposes of continuing professional development and career progression. On completion you will have enhanced physical health knowledge and skills that you will be able to apply to your workplace in order to support those with mental health problems.

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