CPD Suicide Prevention in Adults: A Psychosocial Approach
Level 6 (undergraduate), 20 Credits
The aims of the programme are to develop an understanding of psychosocial suicide prevention approaches and to apply psychosocial suicide prevention approaches in practice.
After completing the module the student should be able to:
- Explore and analyse psychosocial suicide prevention models and their influence on practice.
- Demonstrate critical awareness of suicide risk factors related to psychosocial suicide prevention models as they may apply to the individual.
- Examine and evaluate the wider context of psychosocial suicide prevention
Course contact will include:
- Evidence base for psychosocial suicide prevention
- Legal ethical professional aspects of psychosocial suicide prevention
- Philosophy of risk management
- Understanding of the influence of risk factors
- Risk formulation
- Safety planning
- Effective person centred care: collaboration/engagement, care, compassion and hope
Teaching and learning
The course is delivered over one semester, with a total of 200 hours of learning, 20 of these hours will be in the classroom.
The course is offered once per year, the next intake will be March 2021.
You will attend one day per week, usually Thursday afternoons. You will be required to undertake online activity in between sessions.
Evidence of study at level 5 to Diploma level
You will assessed via a 15 minute presentation and a 3000 word written assessment.
This course is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.
The University may make changes to a programme of study or module where such changes are deemed to be beneficial to students, are minor in nature and unlikely to impact negatively upon students or become necessary due to circumstances beyond the control of the University.
Further guidance on programme changes.