Key information, entry requirements and fees
Credit value: 10 masters level credits
Mode of delivery: Distance
Learning Course type: Standalone Module
Number of places available: 10
Start date: September 2022
Duration: 10 weeks
Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, a typical student can expect to spend around 10 hours a week throughout the duration of the course, equivalent to 100 hours of study in total.
Fee: 2022/23: £600 per 10 credits.
Entry requirements: Applicants must possess a good honours degree (minimum lower 2nd class) from a recognised university in Pharmacy, Medicine or Nursing or an equivalent qualification as agreed with the Programme Director, or be a Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC and currently working in mental health services with substantial experience (at least 3 years) of mental health.
This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is accredited by the The College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).
This module offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of anxiety and sleep disorders. It provides a flexible route if you wish to expand your knowledge and skills by studying one or more modules whilst also managing their working commitments. It also offers a taster of studying at this level without committing to a whole programme.
You will study the aetiology, presentation, diagnosis and treatment of anxiety and sleep disorders. The module provides an understanding of the function of sleep in maintaining the well-being of the individual and the role of pharmacological as well as non-pharmacological interventions in the management of anxiety and insomnia. It also addresses the problems associated with chronic benzodiazepine and hypnotic use.
Learning, teaching, assessment and staff
This course is delivered via distance learning. You will access learning materials for general study, revision and assessment via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This platform allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases and much more. Assessment is by coursework submitted throughout the course. Coursework will take the form of an essay as well as the completion of multiple choice question paper.
Course Leadership in psychiatric pharmacy at Aston is delivered by established figures in the field of mental health pharmacy, whose joint experience spans community, industrial and hospital practice and research excellence.
Course director: Dr Ian Maidment
Our CPD courses offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. In addition, our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field.
This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is supported by the CMHP. This qualification is often a requirement for specialist clinical mental health positions in the NHS.
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