Nursing Studies (Mental Health) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS

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Course summary

Available for September or January intakes. Course overview: You develop the values, knowledge and skills to work effectively and with impact to support and educate individuals experiencing a variety of mental health problems, while supporting their families and carers. One in four of the UK population experiences a mental health problem at some point in their lives. This is not restricted by age, cultural, occupational or income groups. As a mental health nurse you establish and build a therapeutic relationship with people who may experience mental health distress and illness, encourage healthy behaviours, recognise and treat symptoms early, and promote mental and physical health and well-being for all ages of the population. The course combines academic study with a range of placement experiences which encompass working with people across the lifespan to develop knowledge and skills to support people with both organic and functional illness, as well as those who may encounter the criminal justice system because of their mental illness and conditions. As part of the placement experience, you participate in a shift pattern rota, or work weekends and undertake night duties You learn about physical health problems, pharmacological and psychosocial interventions, as well as working with carers and relatives who may also be in distress. In addition, you explore multi-professional and inter-professional working and safeguarding, and the legal context of the role of a mental health nurse. Studying at Teesside presents opportunities to meet and work with people from both urban and rural areas presenting a variety of health concerns. You will be qualified to work in a wide range of clinical and social settings and develop your knowledge, skills, and expertise in areas of including primary care, working with children and young people, families, transcultural mental health or move into management, research, or training. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to register with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) on the nurses' part of the Professional Register (Mental Health Nursing). Please note 100% attendance is expected during this course. Top reasons to study this course 1. Partnerships: an established course with strong links to local and regional NHS Trusts, charitable organisations and the private sector. 2. Placement opportunities: a variety of placements across the age, health and wellness spectrum and between inpatient and community settings, including the criminal justice system. 3. Experienced teaching team: our teaching team collectively have a wealth of experience so you benefit from their practical and academic expertise. 4. Financial support: study this course and you may be eligible for a £5,000 maintenance grant each year from the NHS Business Service Authority. Visit our course page to find out more. After the course: A diverse range of career opportunities are available within the NHS and private sectors in the UK and overseas. This course provides a stepping stone from which you can develop your expertise in the fields of nursing practice, leadership, research, education and consultancy.


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Assessment method

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Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Successful interview, completed work-based risk assessment, Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and satisfactory references required. Visit Teesside University's course page for detailed shortlisting and interview criteria.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

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Nursing Studies (Mental Health) at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS