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Code: BH/19/1156 Adults CPD Module - Independent Learning for Advanced Practice in Mental Health or Social Care

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 28th June 2019.

This module is offered as either a 20 credit or 40 credit version. Both modules enable practitioners in social work, health or social care services to examine research evidence and other relevant knowledge and theory, relevant and specific to their practice setting in order to support their advanced, evidenced based practice in challenging, complex decision making when assessing need or providing services more generally. 

Practitioners who follow these modules normally have significant or high levels of responsibility in their services and have a concern with promoting sound, reflective and ethical practice in their field.  The 40 credit version of the module requires a longer assessment:

20 credit module - The assessment task is to write a 3000 word article, as for a journal article, exploring the research and knowledge base of a practice issue, in relation to decision making in mental health or social care.

40 credit module - The assessment task for this module is in two parts The first part is to write a 5000 word article, as for a journal article, exploring the research and knowledge base of a practice issue, in relation to decision making in mental health or social care. 

The second part is a 10 minute presentation, to a panel made up of two of the course team, where the student discusses critically how the examination of research evidence and relevant knowledge has informed and advanced the student’s practice; this is followed by 10 minutes of questions from the panel.

This module can be taken as part of a PGDip or as a stand alone module. Please see the attached document for further details about the modules and awards and how they fit together.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 16 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 06 November 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 04 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 08 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 05 February 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 03 March 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 27 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map

Code: BH/19/1157 Adults CPD Module - The Dissertation: Research in Advanced Social Work Practice

To log your interest for this CPD module please click on “request a place" by 28th June 2019. 

You can find further details about CPD modules and awards in the document attached to this course. 

The 60 credit Dissertation offers students the opportunity to carry out an in-depth inquiry into an area of their advanced social work practice (relating to advanced practice, education, management) which is of particular interest to them; to develop an understanding of, and skills in, research planning in relation to advanced professional practice and to develop further self-directed skills in advanced scholarship.

To apply for the Dissertation you must have completed the PGDip (120 credits). Completion of the Dissertation + the PGDip will result in the Advanced Masters in Social Work (MSc).

You can find further details about CPD modules and awards in the document attached to this course.

Essential Information
Session Session Date Session Time Session Venue Map
1 23 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
2 24 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
3 25 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
4 26 September 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
5 11 October 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
6 12 December 2019 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
7 06 January 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map
8 27 April 2020 09:30 - 16:30 University of Brighton Map