Mental Health & Mental Capacity Law

Queen's University Belfast


Course Name Mental Health & Mental Capacity Law
Course Provider Queen's University Belfast
Course Code 108330 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Postgraduate Diploma at UK Level 7  Comparing Qualifications in the UK and Ireland Queens University Belfast None
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Attendance Options Part time
Location (Districts) Belfast
Qualification Letters PgDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Entry year 2020
Application Date Closing date for applications: Friday 31st July 2020 at 4pm.

Late applications may be considered.

How to Apply

Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply.
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Duration 1 year part-time
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Entrance requirements

Normally a 2.2 Honours degree or above or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University. Where this is not met, applicants must demonstrate that their experience and qualifications enable them to study at po...

Course Content

Expand+The Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law provides the required training for social workers to undertake the role of Approved Social Worker under the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Capacity...

Subjects Taught Course Structure

The Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law is awarded to students who successfully complete taught modules amounting to 120 CATS points.

Course Details
Core Modules (40 CATS points each):

Context and Concepts in Mental Health
Law Ethics and Applied Law in Mental Health
Social Work Practice Development in Mental Health
Assessment Method Assessment

Assessments associated with this course are outlined below:

A variety of assessment methods will be used including written assignments, a reflective analysis on how the student applies relevant theory to their practice in two different cases and an assignment critically reflecting on how the student has enhanced the practice of colleagues drawing on the knowledge in this module.
Careers or Further Progression

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Continuing professional registration in social work is predicated on continuing professional development.. The DoH has directed that social workers demonstrate their competence covered in the curricula of the Applied...

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