Perinatal Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Study at your own pace and around your career.
  • Complete self-directed distance learning with online tutorials.
  • Apply your knowledge and improve your practice.
  • Connect and collaborate with co-learners and expert tutors.
  • Enhance your digital and writing skills through an innovative online programme.
On this course, you’ll develop your current skills as a health or social care professional specialising in perinatal mental health. You’ll use applied, case-based scenarios to enhance your thinking, and develop your practice knowledge through peer learning and tutorial support. You’ll graduate able to provide effective, specialist care for families and individuals. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive distance learning environment in which you can thrive at your own pace. Online distance learning at Sheffield Hallam provides you with a rich, connected learning experience. You’ll receive virtual support and signposting during induction, so you’re ready to access our learning environment and meet your fellow students online from day one. Module leaders are available electronically if there are issues and will set tutorials across each module for support. You learn through
  • online learning materials
  • virtual support resources
  • virtual collaboration with other learners
  • online feedback
  • assessed work
Interactive, self-directed and peer-supported learning is broken down into manageable chunks to help you to maximise access. This also creates a flexible learning experience around your substantive roles – plus specific areas of interest to develop your individual portfolio of learning. Applied learning Live projects This course will allow you to connect virtually with other distance learners to undertake critical analysis and learning from real-life case studies. Networking opportunities Throughout the programme you’ll liaise virtually with tutors and other learners who share the same passions as you. There are regular opportunities to meet online using a range of accessible technologies – with both lecturers and your cohort colleagues.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules Mental Health Recovery And Maternal Care Perinatal Mental Health And The Family Year 2 Compulsory modules Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) Elective modules Advanced Communication In Supportive Care Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) Early Intervention In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Enhancing Practice In Child, Adolescent And Family Mental Health Evaluating Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Health Promotion And Lifestyle Management Interprofessional Education For Quality Enhancement (Distance Learning) Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) Learners In Difficulty (Distance Learning) Learning And Teaching For Practice Loss, Grief And Bereavement Planning Service Improvement (Distance Learning) Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation 60 Credits

Assessment method

Coursework | Practical

Entry requirements

Normally, applicants will hold a first degree or professional qualification which is recognised in the UK in a related health care subject. A first degree in a relevant subject for example BSc (Hons) Midwifery. **Other formally certified qualifications** Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be accepted. Applicants will be considered on other relevant evidence which may include for example documented evidence of recent CPD activity, innovative practice, practice leadership, service development, research projects and/or publications. Such evidence must be clearly described in any application. **Level of English language capability** Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no individual element below 5.5. **Relevant work or work-related experience** Experience of working in a related setting is required. Please note there may be additional pre-requisites for some modules please see individual module descriptors. Applicants will be motivated and prepared to study independently and autonomously. They must be prepared to embrace the challenges of Masters level study in an online distance learning environment, have access to a reliable internet connection to support engagement and have sound IT skills. The programme is intellectually challenging and applicants should be prepared to actively contribute to discussion and debate; critically reflect upon own and others; practice and; explore and evaluate the evidence base underpinning their chosen course of study. **Use of Prior Credit (RPL): prior certificated credit or prior experiential credit may be used within the programme in the following ways:** Through the University's recognition of prior learning (RPL) process it may be possible for applicants to be exempt from some modules of the programme.

English language requirements

Where English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 is required, with a minimum of 6.0 in writing and no individual element below 5.5.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Perinatal Mental Health at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS