Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Level 7 - 7NU500

About this module

Professionals working with children and adolescents need to be able to identify disorders and psychological problems that may influence the professional’s assessment and communication with the young person and family.

This module aims to explore some of the disorders and problems that the you may encounter. Having a broad understanding of these issues will enable you to appreciate and understand how these difficulties may affect your relationship with the young person and the family.

The module will also examine the importance of effective communication with the wider allied agency teams.

You will attend 12 taught sessions at University, during which you will engage in group work and academic debate. In addition to this you will be expected to undertake self-directed learning in order to become familiar with the wider issues surrounding the subject matter. You will be assessed via a 4000 word case study to demonstrate how the learning outcomes have been met.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health and Social Care Professionals

Course code:Module code - 7NU500

Start dates are usually: Start dates are usually: September and January in Derby and January in Chesterfield

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and demonstrate conceptual understanding of the issues arising from   the assessment of a child or young person, who has or may have a mental health problem.
  2. Critically discuss and evaluate the referral pathways utilised within CAMHS demonstrating an exploration of multi-agency working, incorporating the family within the referral process. 

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course on campus at Derby or Chesterfield.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992

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For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703