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Primary Mental Health Care pathway - APIMH

The University of Manchester

36 months
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About

Learn how to work effectively with people experiencing common mental health problems and promote access to primary health care services with the Primary Mental Health Care pathway - APIMH programme at The University of Manchester.

Overview

Course description

Common mental health problems, including anxiety and depression, account for one-third of all primary care consultations in the UK. The impact of these on individuals, families, communities and healthcare resources is recognised at a global level.

The Primary Mental Health Care pathway - APIMH programme at The University of Manchester aims to equip primary care professionals with the knowledge and skills to improve services for these individuals.

A key strategy to address current and future challenges of this immense area of need is to equip those working in primary care in both existing and new roles with relevant knowledge and skills to increase access to and deliver effective services through evidence-based, innovative approaches.

Our course is directly relevant to clinical practice and uses a bio-psychosocial framework so you can develop knowledge and skills in evidence-based interventions delivered through a range of methods (eg face-to-face, telephone, computerised).

You will learn how to offer high-quality, evidence-based interventions and contribute to service developments that promote socially inclusive mental health care for individuals, families and communities.

The first year of the pathway (PGCert) meets the national competencies for IAPT Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs) and is a mandatory requirement, funded through an NHS contract, for newly appointed PWPs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Critical appraisal and evidence synthesis
  • Research Design
  • Developing Practice and Managing Change
  • Evidence-based low intensity treatment for common mental health disorders (EBLT)
  • Engagement and Assessment of Patients with Common Mental Health Problems
  • Long term conditions (LTCs) in primary mental health care

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We require an honours degree (Lower Second or above) or equivalent from a recognised institution, or an approved and relevant postgraduate qualification (minimum PGDip or equivalent - 120 credits at master's level), or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience, which the University accepts as qualifying you for entry.
  • For entry to the PGCert at level 6 we require a FHEQ at level 5 (eg foundation degree, diploma of higher education, or higher national diploma).
  • Places are available to applicants without a the above qualifications who are able to demonstrate evidence of appropriate academic ability.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
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    Based on the tuition of 0 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 GBP per year during 36 months.

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Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 GBP /month
Living costs

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Funding

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