Mental health nursing

Continuing Professional Development study options

Choose a study option that suits you

Courses are either fully-funded by the NHS, part-funded, or self-funded. For part- and self-funded courses, you may be eligible to apply for loans from Student Finance England, or a Professional Career Development Loan from the government.

What do the course levels mean?

Levels 4, 5 and 6 are undergraduate level courses and modules. You’re an undergraduate student if you are studying for your first degree-level qualification.

Level 7 courses and modules are postgraduate level. Level 7 is typically for those who have completed an undergraduate degree.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility for studying any of our courses or modules, please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk

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  • Advanced Practice in Context (for perioperative practice) [Module]

    Successful completion of this module will equip you with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • Advanced Practice in Context - Anaesthetics [Module]

    Successful completion of this module will equip you with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • Advanced Practice in Context - Intraoperative [Module]

    Successful completion of this module will equip you with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • Advanced Practice Informed Learning [Module]

    Explore and evaluate your own learning within your clinical speciality.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Applied Qualitative Research Methods [Module]

    Gain an understanding of qualitative methods in health research. This is essential to design and deliver qualitative studies and evaluate qualitative evidence. 

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Assessment and support for learners in Professional Practice (Mentorship) [Module]

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • BSc (Hons) Critical Care [Course]

    Designed for qualified health care practitioners, this programme will enhance and develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes required for practice in critical care. 

    Level: 6 Funded

  • BSc (Hons) Health Professional Studies (top-up) [Course]

    This degree has been designed for students who have an Advanced Diploma in Nursing (any branch) from the University of Hull within the last three years, who wish to gain an honours degree in health.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science (top-up) [Course]

    Designed for qualified paramedics, this part-time, online programme will enable you to achieve the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)'s requirement to have a Bachelor degree with honours.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • BSc/PGDip Community Nursing [Course]

    Within the programme, there are the following specialist pathways: Community Nursing in the Home (District Nurse Specialist Practice Qualification) and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing or Health Visiting).

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Carbon Capture [Course]

    Our two-day Carbon Capture course will provide delegates with a strong foundational understanding of climate change and its impacts, including the potential risks and practical solutions available to mitigate and adapt to those risks. 

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Care and Intervention in Mental Health and Learning Disability [Module]

    Develop the knowledge and skills to work with people experiencing mental health conditions or a learning disability. You'll explore legislation, policy, effective communication, and related conditions. 

     

    Level: 5 Non-funded

  • Care and Support in Mental Health and Learning Disability [Module]

    This module aims to enable you to better to support people with mental health conditions or learning disabilities across a range of settings.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Caring for People with Long Term Health Conditions [Module]

    Develop the knowledge base and skills needed to recognise and respond to the needs of individuals living with long term conditions.

    Level: 5 Non-funded

  • Climate Change Essentials [Course]

    Run over 3 consecutive weeks, our 3-day Climate Change Essentials course will provide delegates with a strong foundational understanding of climate change and its impacts, including the potential risks and practical solutions available to mitigate and adapt to those risks. 

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing [Module]

    This module enables you to prescribe for the patients you currently work with and prescribe from Nurse Prescribers Formulary for Community Practitioners.

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 6 Non-funded

    Level: 7 Funded

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Consolidation of Practice (District Nursing) []

    (Specialist Practice Qualification in Community Nursing DN SPQ (District Nursing))

    This is the final module for the Community BSc / PGDip programme. It is designed to allow you to consolidate your learning from all the other modules undertaken during the programme and to facilitate the holistic application of learning in practice.

    It is undertaken as a full-time period of practice during Trimester three, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for the District Nurse Specialist Practitioner Qualification and is a core module for all Community Specialist Practice Pathways. For successful completion of the module, competence to practise within the specialist area in accordance with the NMC standards must be demonstrated.

    Additional Study days are planned throughout the trimester.

  • Consolidation of Practice (School Nursing and Health Visiting) [Module]

    (Specialist Community Public Health Nursing : SCPHN (School Nursing and Health Visiting))

    This is the final module for the Community BSc / PGDip programme. It is designed to allow you to consolidate your learning from all the other modules undertaken during the programme, and to facilitate the holistic application of learning in practice.

    It is undertaken as a full-time period of practice during Trimester three, in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and is a core module for all Community Specialist Practice Pathways. For successful completion of the module, competence to practise within the specialist area in accordance with the NMC standards must be demonstrated.

    Additional Study days are planned throughout the trimester.

  • Consolidation of Practice Portfolio (specified pathway) - Community Only []

    This module is the final module for the BSc in Community Nursing - Community Nursing in the Home (District Nursing) programme. It is designed to allow you to consolidate your learning from all other modules undertaken within the programme and to facilitate the holistic application of learning in practice.

    It is undertaken as a full-time period of practice at the end of the programme, in accordance with NMC requirements for Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programmes and is extended to other pathways in order to promote consistency between Community Specialist Practice pathways. For successful completion of the module, competence to practise within the specialist area in accordance with the standards published by the NMC (2001), must be demonstrated.

    Study Days are planned on campus during the Semester.

     

  • Contextualised Advanced Roles in Healthcare (for perioperative practice) [Module]

    Explore the nature of extended and advanced roles and your impact upon the service provided. 

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Dementia - Responding Positively [Module]

    There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. This module aims to provide the health and social care practitioners and carers with an insight into the dementia. 

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Driving Specialist Developments through Contract Learning [Module]

    This module aims to provide a framework through which you can tailor your learning experience to meet the requirements of your operating environment.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Effective Communication [Module]

    Designed primarily for those working in the health and social care sectory, you will explore and recognise issues that contribute to effective communication to develop and enhance your skills in the workplace. 

     

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Effective Practice Teaching [Module]

    Explore the knowledge base that supports the facilitation of teaching, learning and assessing in practice, in order to develop the role of the practice educator. 

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Ensuring Quality in Healthcare [Module]

    Explore perspectives underpinning the nature and purpose of shared governance. During this module, you'll have the opportunity to reflect upon the service user/patient experience with the link to the various aspects of clinical governance.

    Level: 5 Non-funded

  • Evidence Based Practice in the Perioperative Arena [Module]

    The aim of this module is to enable you to develop the knowledge and skills needed to be able to access, understand and appreciate available evidence which informs practice. 

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Evidence Personal and Professional Development [Module]

    This module provides a structure to reflect upon and evaluate your learning gained from experience.

    Level: 4 Funded

  • Evidencing Personal and Professional Development [Module]

    This module provides a structure to enable reflective learning and encourages learning from experience by means of tutorial guidance and advice.

    Level: 5 Funded

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Evidencing Values Based Care and Conduct in Associate Practice [Module]

    This practice-based module has been designed to allow the you to demonstrate your knowledge and skills, and encourages exploration of specific theory and practice issues from your field of practice.

    Level: 5 Non-funded

  • First Step Study Skills [Module]

    This module will give you the skills needed for academic study, to build your self-confidence, to familiarise you with current tools and technology, and enables you to think critically about the work you do.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Frenulotomy [Module]

    This course is designed to prepare practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, diagnose and divide Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie) in babies.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Fundamentals of Operating Department Practice [Module]

    This module is only available through the Associate Practitioner pathway. This module will introduce you to the theoretical and clinical knowledge underpinning the practice of healthcare professionals within the perioperative and critical care areas. 

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Fundamentals of Tissue Viability and Wound Care [Module]

    This module is designed for health and social care practitioners to give you an understanding of the process of healing and how it can be facilitated.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Hydrogen [Course]

    Our two-day Hydrogen course will provide delegates with a strong foundational understanding of climate change and its impacts, including the potential risks and practical solutions available to mitigate and adapt to those risks. 

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Independent Project (for perioperative practice) [Module]

    Explore the nature of extended and advanced roles and your impact upon the service provided.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Introduction to Health and Social Care [Module]

    This module will introduce you to the role of the health and social care professional. You'll explore collaborative working within the context of the integrated care agenda and develop an awareness of the key national public health issues.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Leading and Organising Specialist Practice []

    Develop the knowledge and skills required to promote learning and professional development of self and others. This module aims to promote your organisational and leadership abilities as well as giving you the knowledge and skills for decision-making and professional effectiveness.

    Learning outcomes include: exploring and analysing models of management, leadership and decision-making in relation to specialist practice; providing counselling and psychological support for individuals and their carers; acting as a source of expert advice in clinical nursing practice to the primary health care team and others; and creating an environment in which clinical practice development is fostered, evaluated and disseminated - to name just a few.

  • Learning for the Workplace [Module]

    By studying this module, you'll have the opportunity to identify an issue related to your experience in health or social care, and draw on a range of evidence and information in order to propose a response to that issue. 

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Making a Difference through Workbased Learning [Module]

    The underlying principle of work based learning is that it offers an opportunity for you to focus on a topic related to your own professional practice.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Mentoring, Teaching and Assessing in Practice [Module]

    Examine the theories that underpin approaches to learning, facilitation, teaching, assessment and evaluation in work-based settings. 

    Level: 5 Non-funded

  • MSc in Advanced Practice [Course]

    Designed to meet a demand for advanced care practitioners, this programme provides the next step in career progression and academic development.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • MSc Midwifery (top-up) [Course]

    This programme is aimed at Midwives who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery, to top-up their qualification to an MSc.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Nature-Based Solutions [Course]

    Run over three consecutive weeks, this three-day course will provide delegates with a thorough understanding of nature-based solutions: what they are, how they can help with climate change adaptation and resilience, an overview of ecosystem services and their benefits, and the benefits that nature-based solutions can provide for your business.

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Non Medical Prescribing [Module]

    This module has been developed following the Government's decision to extend prescribing responsibilities to Nurses, Pharmacists and some Allied Health Professional groups.There are three pathways available on this module tailored to your area of practice.

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Numeracy in Health and Social Care Practice [Module]

    Designed for health and social care practitioners and carers, this module will give you an insight into numeracy in the health and social care setting.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Offshore Wind Energy [Course]

    Our two-day Offshore Wind Energy course provides an insight into the breadth of opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment of offshore wind energy.

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Perinatal Mental Health [Module]

    Suitable for all healthcare practitioners who work with women and families, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of perinatal mental health and how it impacts on families to develop your skills and gain a greater knowledge of service provision and requirement.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Personal and Professional Development in Operating Department Practice [Module]

    Explore the developing professional role of the Operating Department Practitioner in context with an ever changing healthcare service.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • PGCert Educator in Practice [Course]

    This programme was developed in response to demand from healthcare providers to prepare students for careers as educators in professional practice.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • PGCert Practice Teacher [Course]

    This PGCert programme prepare students for careers as practice teachers in accordance with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Practice Teaching in Context [Module]

    Explore the knowledge base that supports the management of teaching, learning and assessing in practice, in order to develop the role of the practice educator.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Practitioner Led Clinics within Gastroenterology [Module]

    Gain the necessary knowledge and critical understanding of the role of the healthcare professional within the outpatient setting and how such a role can contribute to service provision and delivery.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Professional Midwifery Advocate [Module]

    Advocating and educating for quality improvement (A-EQUIP) is the new model and framework of midwifery supervision. This module is designed for midwives wishing to acquire knowledge and skills to become a Professional Midwifery Advocate.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Public Health I - Health and Needs []

    This is the first of two modules which together address the required learning outcomes for registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse. This module addresses the domains of: 'The Search for Health Needs' and 'The Stimulation of an Awareness of Health Needs'.

    This module aims to prepare you for your role in the surveillance and assessment of health needs. It promotes collaborative working for health and wellbeing and facilitates working with and for individuals, groups and communities to improve health and wellbeing.

  • Public Health II - The Practice of Public Health []

    This module is the second of two modules which together address the required learning outcomes for registrations as a Specialist Community Public health Practitioner. In doing so, it addresses the requirements for learning in the domains of 'Influence on Policies affecting Health' and 'Facilitating Health-enhancing Activities' for the Specialist Public Health Nursing curriculum.

    Studying this module enables you to appraise different approaches to public health practice; contribute to policy development; and enables the planning, delivery and evaluation of appropriate programmes of health promotion.

  • Quantitative Methods [Module]

    Gain a critical understanding of the role of quantitative methods in health research. This is essential to evaluate quantitative evidence, design quantitative studies, and carry out statistical analysis.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Research and Literature Review Methods [Module]

    The overall purpose of this module is to enable you to identify and critically evaluate research that informs important aspects of your practice.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Resuscitation: Theory and Practice [Module]

    Around 80% of cardiac arrests in hospital are predictable, with the patient showing clinical signs in the hours before the event. Gain the knowledge and skills to recognise and deal with patients at risk and patients having a cardiac arrest.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Science and Systems [Module]

    This module aims to introduce you to the application of key principles and theories of human biology, chemistry and physics to health human body function.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Science for Health and Social Care [Module]

    Designed for students who wish to gain confidence and skill in the application of scientific knowledge, this module explores the key principles and theories from biology, chemistry and physics to health and the body.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Social and Health Policy [Module]

    The political and social context of health is constantly changing and evolving. This module facilitates you to engage with, and think critically about, the political arena underpinning your practice.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Social Context of Health []

    This module is a core module for the Community Specialist Practitioner Programmes (SPQ) pathways, which do not lead to registration on the third part of the NMC Register. It covers those elements of Public Health required by the NMC (2001) for SPQ programmes, but in less detail than the same material which will be covered in the specific Public Health Pathway modules.

    By studying this module, you'll develop a critical understanding of the processes and pressures that shape social (particularly health) policy in contemporary society. You'll explore the impact of wider society on material, structural and cultural aspects of the individual and evaluate approaches to the assessment of individual and population health needs and coordination of appropriate responses.

    Activities will include work with individuals, families, groups and communities and will relate to those who are well, ill dying, handicapped or disabled. Those who are able should be assisted to recognise their own health needs in order to decide on action appropriate to their own lifestyle. Those who are not able will require skilled and sensitive help.

  • Specialist Practice Teaching (Practice Teacher Programme) [Module]

    This module has been designed to prepare you to act a Practice Teacher in line with published professional standards.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Study Skills for Lifelong Learning in Health and Social Care [Module]

    Explore the key principles and theories of study in higher education. This module equips you with up to date study skills and develops your analytic and critical thinking skills.

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Study Skills in Health and Social Care [Module]

    Throughout this module, you'll develop your skills in the identification and retrieval of information, relevant to health and social care.

    Level: 4 Funded

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Management [Course]

    This two-day course is designed to help business leaders manage risk and resilience in their supply chains.

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Supporting Adults with Long Term Conditions [Module]

    The number of people living with a long term condition is on the increase. This contemporary module gives you the skills, knowledge, approaches, and behaviour needed to support people living with chronic illness.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Team Leading in Practice [Module]

    By studying this module you'll have the opportunity to examine theories that underpin approaches to team leading in work-based settings. 

    Level: 5 Non-funded

  • The Neonate: Newborn and Infant Physical Examination [Module]

    This module builds on previous knowledge and experience of the care of the healthy neonate and the role of the midwife in promoting independent family life.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Theoretical Principles of Conscious Sedation [Module]

    This module has been developed to meet the increasing demands of education within the Advanced Practitioner roles in the healthcare environment. The module aims to provide the student with extended knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinning of Conscious Sedation.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Understanding Evidence and Information in Specialist Practice []

    This module aims to develop your understanding of the need for evidence-based practice and how it enhances the quality of care. It enables you to systematically search the literature, assimilate research findings and apply this theory to real-world practice.

    The module introduces research and the application of evidence to specialist practice. Practitioners are required to understand the principles of research, to be able to critically evaluate research and to be able to apply it to the practice setting. Within this module, there are both theoretical and practice learning outcomes to be achieved.

  • Understanding People and Societies [Module]

    Explore definitions of health and what this means in relation to healthcare in our society. 

    Level: 5 Non-funded

  • Work Based Learning [Module]

    Develop a work-based learning project, with guidance from academic staff. This module provides the opportunity to undertake a theoretical exploration of some aspect of your practice.

    Level: 5 Funded

    Level: 6 Funded

  • Working with Families and Communities to Safeguard Children and Young People [Module]

    Designed for public health nurses and other community nurses and practitioners, this module will give you the up to date knowledge of the theory and practice skills to work safely to safeguard children and young people.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

    Level: 7 Non-funded

Flexible routes into nursing, healthcare and social work

We offer a range of flexible routes into nursing and healthcare including an apprenticeship, Nursing Associate, foundation degree and University Certificate. These options are a great way to learn and gain experience at the same time, without the need for full-time study at the University.

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