This MSc looks at the biological and psychological underpinnings of mental health science. You'll examine anxiety, depression, psychosis and dementia from a biopsychosocial perspective. You'll gain advanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary topics in mental health science. Plus, acquire the skills to critically evaluate literature, discuss issues and communicate your understanding. You'll also plan and carry out an academically rigorous research project. And develop skills and knowledge relevant to further research, employment and professional practice.
This diploma will be attractive to anyone with a personal or professional interest in deepening their understanding and practice of children and young people's worlds and who wish to develop critical analysis skills. It is relevant if you're a graduate working with children or young people and want to advance academically and professionally. It would also be suitable if you have a background in childhood and youth studies; youth work; youth justice; sociology; health and social care; social work; nursing; anthropology; psychology; education and the voluntary sector including charities and NGOs. If you are not currently working with children and young people, this diploma may allow you to move into the profession or move between occupations.
This postgraduate qualification is for those with an academic or professional interest in mental health science and the biological and psychological underpinnings of this discipline. It equips students with the necessary skills to critically evaluate the current literature, discuss contemporary issues and communicate a critical understanding of key topics in mental health science. Those who qualify from this programme, will have developed the skills and knowledge that are relevant for pursuing a research career, for employment, and informing professional practice.
This qualification prepares registered health professionals for enhanced clinical practice roles. You'll develop your knowledge and critical understanding of enhanced clinical practice, leadership, research and education, and the skills that enable you to act with a high level of autonomy. You will enhance your skills in holistic and systematic assessment, complex decision making, and provision of high-quality evidence-based interventions for patients, clients and their families.
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This degree provides you with a sound and critical understanding of the health and social care policy, theory and practice, essential in today's fast-changing care sector. Professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed, and through your studies you'll gain the skills needed for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You'll learn how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services. You will also develop the critical and analytical skills that underpin evidence-based practice.
This degree will provide you with some of the essential skills required for working in health and health science settings, providing you with the ability to apply evidence-based scientific methodology to health-related issues. The combination of healthcare and health science topics will equip you with a broad understanding of the range of debates about the provision of healthcare, as well as enabling you to evaluate the relationship between scientific and social understandings about the promotion of health.
This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history while providing a critical understanding of political ideas, institutions, issues and theories. You'll tackle challenging issues such as power and warfare, security and insecurity, global justice, culture and beliefs, health and medicine, imperialism and resistance, and class and gender.
If you're interested in the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability, this certificate is for you. It integrates biological, chemical and physical sciences with psychology, health statistics and social sciences to investigate the underlying causes and solutions in a range of conditions ? from pain and addiction to lung disease and cancer.
You will need a computer with internet access to study for this qualification.
For most OU qualifications a Microsoft Windows (new since 2007), Apple Mac (OS X 10.6 or later) or Linux computer should be adequate.
However, some qualifications require more specific IT equipment, in which case you will need additional software to use an Apple Mac or Linux computer.
A detailed technical specification for your modules will be made available when you register.
Please note, technical specifications do change over time to match computer developments and the way we teach.
This certificate is focused on two things. It provides a valuable introduction to learning in higher education and it also provides an authoritative overview of health and social care. Real-life case studies will give you an insight into what it is like to experience care and of working in care services. Whether you're involved in care work (paid or unpaid), use services yourself, or simply have a general interest, this course helps you build knowledge, understanding, a range of learning skills, as well as preparing you for further study.
This wide-ranging course will develop and deepen your knowledge of different periods of history from around 1500 to the late twentieth century. You'll tackle such exciting and challenging issues as power and warfare, culture and beliefs, health and medicine, imperialism, class and gender. In doing so you'll learn the skills of the historian in studying historical materials; exploring how we understand, interpret and debate past events; and investigating a range of critical approaches.
This degree examines the science behind health. From individual health to global issues like epidemics or the treatment of dementia. You'll study scientific concepts that underpin the function of the human mind and body. Explore the incidence, diagnosis and treatment of disease and disability. And examine the maintenance and improvement of health in different populations. It's particularly relevant if you work in, or aspire to work in, a health-related profession.