Vulnerability and Mental Health - Level 7 - 7NU524

About this module

It is widely recognised that, despite new initiatives and strategies to support them, many of the most vulnerable people in society become victims of neglect, abuse and isolation. The module will focus upon the issues and problems related to the physical and mental health of vulnerable individuals in society, with the aim of developing the practitioner's skills in assessment, support and management.

It will provide general principles of assessment, support and management to avoid crisis situations, and allow the you to select the focus of the assignment which is most appropriate to your practice. In practice situations, you will have the opportunity to critically examine and evaluate appropriate tools for managing critical situations, to enable you to make clinical judgments about the degree of individual safety and well-being.

You will be assisted in developing their recognition of physical, social and psychological cues, and encouraged to examine the challenges and benefits of multidisciplinary and multi-agency working to meet the needs of the individual.

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.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

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 Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7NU524

Start dates are usually: January

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Critically analyse the significance of physical, social and psychological issues in determining the health and well being of the vulnerable client
  2. Critically examine the role of the practitioner in supporting and safeguarding the physical and mental health of the traumatised vulnerable client
  3. In relation to ethical and legal issues, demonstrate multidisciplinary and multi-agency working to resolve challenging / crises client situations
  4. Critically evaluate the ethical dilemmas which arise when addressing the care and protection of the vulnerable person, integrating appropriate legislative and professional directives.

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 www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

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 via on campus learning.

Contact details

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

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

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

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk