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Perinatal Mental Health | MCHM6006 | Level 6 | Credits 15 | 2019/20
08/10/2019 | Available
08/10/2019, 15/10/2019, 22/10/2019, 29/10/2019, 05/11/2019
** Applications will ordinarily close 21 days before start date of a course.


This module will enable students to critically appraise the socio-political and cultural context of the care of women with antenatal and postnatal mental health problems, and will equip students with sound knowledge, skills and attitudes to meet current challenges in improving outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged families. It will enable students to understand the importance of providing effective high-quality care through effective interprofessional collaboration and development of managed care pathways.


Who is this module for?

Registered healthcare practitioners normally with two years' post-qualifying practice experience.



Applicants are expected to hold a recognised healthcare related qualification with current professional registration (where appropriate to the qualification) and normally a minimum of 6 months post-qualifying experience in order to consolidate training.

In addition:

  • Applicants should hold a qualification which provides 120 credits at level 4, or equivalent, for entry to the diploma programme or a Dip. H. E., (or equivalent), obtained within the last five years, for entry to the degree programme;
  • Applicants for the graduate certificate are normally expected to hold an honours or ordinary degree, or equivalent
    Equivalences of overseas qualifications are assessed using a specialist resource (NARIC) to which SGUL subscribes.

Non-standard applicants

Healthcare practitioners who do not hold a Dip H.E. (or equivalent) will normally be considered for standalone level 6 module enrolments if they can demonstrate one of the following:

  • Successful completion within the last five years of either certificated learning at level 6 or above, or completion of more than 60 credits at level 5, or a minimum of 30 credits at level 5 at or above a grade B (60%);
  • Successful completion of a level 6 entrance test.

    Applicants who do not meet the standard criteria for entry to the diploma programme, will be assessed on an individual basis and will normally be considered for access to standalone level 5 modules where demonstration of the ability to study at level 5 has been achieved through successful completion of an entrance test.
Learning Outcomes
  1. Critically appraise the socio-political and cultural context of the care of women with antenatal and postnatal mental health problems.
  2. Critically evaluate the role of specific service-delivery systems and interventions in the management of antenatal and postnatal mental health problems.
  3. Critically explore the factors and events which impact upon mental well-being during childbearing and possible associated adverse outcomes.
  4. Critically evaluate contemporary theories in relation to mental health disorders.


Course length: 5 Teaching Days

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Course Leader
Name: Jane Forman

Self Funding: £850.00

*Trust Commissioning and Trust Non-contract funding same price as above

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