Postgraduate Course: Early Years and Early Intervention for Mental Health Practitioners (CLPS11038)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will introduce students to the concept of early intervention in the field of child and adolescent mental health differentiating between that which occurs early in the life cycle and intervention early in the problem cycle. Students will be encouraged to explore critically the policy context in support of early intervention for this client group and the evidence base for it. There will be a particular focus on the early years of life. Students will develop an understanding of what makes these years critical to later development through consideration of risk and protective factors in social, psychological and physical domains.
Students will be familiar with the core developmental and clinical models of early years and early interventions and will be able to critically evaluate their conceptual and empirical basis.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| ¿Demonstrate extensive and detailed knowledge and understanding of the key principles of early intervention, and its conceptual and theoretical frameworks.
¿Critically appraise definitional differences e.g. promotion, prevention and care
¿Critically examine the multiple determinants of health and apply these to current models of service delivery
¿Conceptualise specific models of early intervention within specific areas of mental health service delivery
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Thomas Hacker
Tel: (0131 6)51 3982
|Course secretary||Mrs Lorna Sheal
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970