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Postgraduate Course: Mental Well being and the MHO Role in relation to adults: working across and between the relevant legislation (SCWR11020)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryMHOs have additional specific duties under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 and responsibilities under the Adult Care and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007 in relation to adults who may be at risk of harm as a result of learning disability, acquired brain injury, dementia and autistic spectrum disorders. This unit will address the necessary skills and knowledge required for the MHO role in relation to this legislation. It will also explore the nature of incapacity in the context of multi-disciplinary assessment, care and treatment of individuals and in relation to their families and carers. The practice component will assess the student┐s ability to appropriately apply the legislation, critically reflect upon the practice dilemmas and inter-professional tensions and also to consider the issues of using professional authority, autonomy and accountability in this area of practice within the MHO role.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Online Activities 14, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 224, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 32 days in a Practice Setting
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) - Critical analysis of practice 3000 words.
- Law assignment/paper. 1000 words
- Practice assessors report demonstrating that MHOA standards have been met.

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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Consider mental well being in relation to health, human growth and development; sustaining independent living; the nature of capacity and incapacity in relation to the specific range of mental disorders.
  2. Critically apply and integrate knowledge of MHO practice in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the MHO role under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000.
  3. Critically apply lawful interpretations of capacity/incapacity in relation to legislative duties and responsibilities.
  4. Critically apply knowledge of specific and core legislation in - Critically apply knowledge of assessment and evaluation of risk to adults, their families and significant others and address the rights of that individual and others involved in the statutory processes.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and awareness of issues relating to equality, diversity and social work values.
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Course organiserMr Bill Whyte
Tel: (0131 6)51 1462
Course secretaryMr Clay Young
Tel: (0131 6)51 1489
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