Integrating mental health and professional practice module (NB30127)

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There is an opportunity for a small number of fee waivers on this module via the Scottish Council’s upskilling fund. If you are interested, please email to the address below for application information.

SCQF Level: 9 (Bachelors Degree)
SCQF Credits: 30
Total Student Effort: 300

Available: Semester 1 (September) & Semester 2 (May)


General Practice Nurses

NHS Education for Scotland provides funded places on this module. The funding is for nurses working in General Practice in Scotland. To apply for a funded place, please email  Please provide your GP practice, role in the practice and module of interest in your email.

Target Audience

All Registered Health Professionals

Mode of Delivery

The module content and supporting documents/resources are available in My Dundee. The content is released in units and is supported by the module reading list, which is embedded within the University’s virtual learning environment, MyDundee.

There is a strong emphasis on interaction throughout this online module. A range of different approaches will be adopted according to the needs of the students and the module. These includes live online lectures, tutorials, email discussion with tutors; discussion boards; web conferencing; and social media.

Module Aims

To prepare registered healthcare professionals to screen and assess those with mental health issues. To improve detection and management of mental health issues, including risk of suicide, in a variety of health care delivery settings.

Module Overview

On successful completion of this module you will have:

Knowledge and Understanding

  1. Apply relevant theory of holistic consultation and clinical assessment skills to provide evidence-based care for patients and clients attending with a diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issue.
  2. Employ decision making skills in relation to the management of mental health issues, including suicide risk.

Subject specific practical and intellectual skills

  1. Analyse critically sources of information and advice in caring for patients with a mental health issue.

Transferable, employability and enterprise skills and attributes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to exercise autonomy, accountability and leadership within this sphere of clinical practice.
  2. Evaluate the role of healthcare or community professionals in mental health promotion, treatment and management.

Assessment Strategy

Two specific assessment approaches will be used to assess the module learning outcomes:

  • Practice based learning portfolio comprising completion of 4 x 250 word patient or client logs
  • 2,000-word essay demonstrating achievement of the learning outcomes

Module eligibility requirements

You must be a Registered Healthcare Practitioner practising in an environment where you will be able to undertake the relevant clinical work to complete the assessments.

Module Contact

For further information, please contact the School of Health Sciences
Telephone: +44(0)1382 388534