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Module

PSY8063 : Engagement & Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Miss Laura Stevenson
  • Lecturer: Miss Zoe Lambert, Dr Claire Lomax, Miss Aisling O'Connor
  • Owning School: Psychology
  • Teaching Location: Mixed Location
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to develop: trainees understanding of the epidemiology of the common mental health problems, their skills in interviewing and assessing people with mental health problems, and their ability to assess and support individuals in regard to their attitude and adherence to pharmacological treatment.

Outline Of Syllabus

The curriculum will comprise the following:

•       Policy and evidence-based linked to IAPT, stepped care and professional practice (including ethics)
•       Introduction to the CBT model
•       Interpersonal therapeutic skills
•       The initial assessment and formulation
•       Use of supervision (skills development)
•       Use of questions in interview
•       Risk assessment
•       Use of assessment tools
•       Shared decision making
•       Models of understanding: sociological and community

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion26:0012:00PIP: formative tutor-Observed Roleplay/feedback and in person summative Tutor-Observed
Placement/Study AbroadClinical Training911:0091:00PIP: University-set activity on placement (delivered to NHS placemen protocols)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops86:0048:00PIP: workshops to include teaching methods including didactic teaching, skills classes and roleplays
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study77:0049:00Placement based learning
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

• Didactic segments in workshops used to establish a learning framework for the theoretical components of the module.
• Small group work within workshops, to provide opportunities for interaction, role play skills practise, discussion and clarification in support of learning in selected areas. To include both present in person and remote modalities to reflect demands of the post-covid-19 NHS.
• Guided independent study and clinical training supported by the provision of targets and to expand knowledge and understanding through active and task-based learning.
• On-going clinical supervision provided on placement to ensure theory becomes embedded in practice.
•Trainees will undertake a simulated clinical role play which will assess the skills outcomes linked to the module through assessment skills. In order to pass the module, trainees are required to successfully pass both elements of the assessment. A failure on second attempt will result in an exit from the programme under normal circumstances.
     
•All skills outcomes are also assessed on placement which determines whether embedding skills in the service environment has occurred (see placement PSY8066).

• The in class test give students the opportunity for formative practice to test their knowledge and skills and allows feedback to be given prior to the summative assessments.

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601M100PIP: Written examination. Maximum of 6 (multi-part) questions
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
PerformanceMDISTINCTION/PASS/FAIL Assessment of (simulated) Tutor-Observed Roleplay (TOR) up to maximum of 40 minutes (recorded)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Performance1MA formative assessment of a clinical role-play set just prior to when trainees are expected to see patients
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Assessments are required to be within the scope determined by the national curriculum.

One recorded role-play - pass/fail only. This will be a simulated clinical scenario of an assessment interview involving an actor playing the part of a patient. This will assess the skills outcomes linked to the module through observation of simulated clinical practice.

The written examination is a series of multipart questions in a standardised format that will assess trainees' knowledge as well as relevant discrimination and critical abilities based on this knowledge.

The formative assessments give trainees the opportunity to test their knowledge and skills and allows feedback to be given prior to the summative assessments.

In order to pass the module, trainees are required to pass both elements of the assessment. A failure on second attempt will result in an exit from the programme under normal circumstances.

All skills outcomes are also assessed on placement which determines whether embedding skills in the service environment has occurred (see placement MOF).

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