perinatal mental health

Faculty of Health Sciences

Perinatal Mental Health

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

The module is suitable for all healthcare practitioners who work with women and families, and anyone with an interest in perinatal mental health. The NICE guidelines for antenatal and postnatal mental health provide a clear remit for the prediction, detection and appropriate referral of women experiencing perinatal mental health problems during pregnancy and after childbirth. Lack of training has been identified as a barrier to effective implementation of the NICE guidelines nationally and locally. This module has been designed in collaboration with the Hull Perinatal Mental Health Team to enable students to:

  • Gain an in-depth understanding of perinatal mental health
  • Recognise current skills and how to develop and promote these further
  • Have an understanding of what perinatal mental health is and how it impacts on families and the individual
  • Gain a greater knowledge of service provision and service requirement

Assessment is through the design of a poster with a small written element. As part of the module, students will attend a conference on the 28 November 2019, where they will take part in a poster presentation.

Starts in: Duration:
September 12 weeks (1 semester)

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

Home/EU: Please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk

International: Please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk 

Applicants from the local area accessing programmes and individual modules may be eligible for funding from NHS Health Education Yorkshire and Humber. For more information, please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk

Funding may also be available through your employer. If you’re self-funding, you may be eligible for a Professional and Career Development Loan from the government.