Postgraduate

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

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

This module aims to develop: students’ 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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion281:0028:00Includes PIP in relation to OSCE examination
Placement/Study AbroadClinical Training561:0056:00University-set activity on placement (delivered remotely according to NHS placement protocols)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops203:0060:00Synchronous online workshops will involve multiple teaching methods.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study561:0056:00Activities include role-play practice (remotely),set reading & engage. with other clinical resources
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.
• 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.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Oral Examination601M100Online viva examination. Series of questions & answers in a standardised format. Maximum of 5 (multi-part) questions
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
PerformanceMPASS/FAIL Assessment of (simulated) clinical role-play (40 mins) (Present in Person)
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Performance1MOngoing undertaken by placement supervisor (remotely delivered)
Performance1MA formative assessment of a clinical role-play set just prior to when students are expected to see patients (remotely delivered)
Written Examination1M30 min in-class test for which the students then mark their own responses according the presented answer rubric (remotely delivered)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

One video-taped 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 Oral Examinations will be a series of multipart questions in a standardised format that will access students' knowledge as well as relevant discrimination and critical abilities based on this knowledge.

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

Students are required to successfully complete all elements of assessments.

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

Reading Lists

Timetable