Enhanced Practice in Acute Mental Health Care

Learning Beyond Registration

30 credits at level 6
30 credits at level 7 

The aim of the module is to ensure that practitioners have the requisite capabilities to work within the new context of acute mental health care. These can be synopsised into recovery oriented care, core interventions based on sound evidence, knowledge of the processes and constraints within acute care and the ability to reflect on and change ones own practice.

On successfully completing the course learners should be able to:

  • Understand the construct of acute care and its role within a person centred recovery orientated mental health service.
  • Understand and safely apply a range of key effective therapeutic strategies within acute care settings

Assessment for the module is a 5000 word practice based study.

The programme is intended for individuals from all disciplines providing healthcare input within acute settings. As such, the module focuses around the theoretical and applied skills necessary to work professionally within acuter settings.

Individuals attending the module are likely to be currently working as Healthcare Professionals within an acute setting. This may be in a range of roles, including medical, nursing, occupational therapist, psychologist etc. the entry requirements will reflect their current practice registration and experience in this area.

The module is focused around proving a flexible learning environment which facilitates completion while working in applied practice. The pattern of delivery will be sufficiently flexible and delivered via blended learning, including group work, the keeping of a portfolio, lectures and e-learning.

Entry Requirements: Health Professional qualification. LBR funding is available for this module and the 30 credits can be used towards the top-up degree for health professionals, BSc (Hons) Professional Practice. Contact lbr@lincoln.ac.uk for further details.

Contact Dates:

Module Duration: Part-time, 12 taught weeks from January 2016 (1 day per week): CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS


For further details please contact lbr@lincoln.ac.uk