The Affective Disorders - Standalone module

Course overview

  • Course level
    Professional short courses \ CPD
  • Course type
    Online / distance learning
  • Duration
    10 weeks
  • Course options
    No placement
  • School

Entry requirements

  • Entry requirements:
    Applicants must possess a good honours degree (minimum lower 2nd class) from a recognised university in Pharmacy, Medicine or Nursing or an equivalent qualification as agreed with the Programme Director, or be a Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC and currently working in mental health services with substantial experience (at least 3 years) of mental health.
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Key Dates

  • Start date
    18th July 2020

Course summary

This course is for you if you are looking to develop your understanding of the aetiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of affective disorders. This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is accredited by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).

Key information for applicants and entry requirements

Credit value: 10 masters level credits 

Mode of delivery: Distance Learning  

Course type: Standalone Module 

Number of places available: 10

Start date: 18th July 2020

Application deadline: 26th June 2020

Duration: 10 weeks

Time commitment: Although this will depend upon the individual, a typical student can expect to spend around 10 hours a week throughout the duration of the course, equivalent to 100 hours of study in total

Fees: £550

Entry requirements: Applicants must possess a good honours degree (minimum lower 2nd class) from a recognised university in Pharmacy, Medicine or Nursing or an equivalent qualification as agreed with the Programme Director, or be a Pharmacy Technician registered with the GPhC and currently working in mental health services with substantial experience (at least 3 years) of mental health.

Professional accreditation

This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is accredited by the College of Mental Health Pharmacy (CMHP).

Course outline and what you will study

This module offers you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of the affective disorders. This module provides a flexible route if you wish to expand your knowledge and skills by studying one or more modules whilst also managing their working commitments. It also offers a taster of studying at this level without committing to a whole programme.

You will study the aetiology, presentation, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of affective disorders. 

Learning, teaching, assessment and staff

This course is delivered via distance learning. You will access learning materials for general study, revision and assessment via our virtual learning environment, Blackboard. This platform allows you to access a comprehensive range of study materials, scientific journals, e-journals, databases and much more.

Assessment is by coursework submitted throughout the course. Coursework will take the form of a case study as well as the completion of multiple choice question paper.

Course Leadership in psychiatric pharmacy at Aston is delivered by established figures in the field of mental health pharmacy, whose joint experience spans community, industrial and hospital practice and research excellence.

Course director: Dr Ian Maidment 

Your future career prospects

Our CPD courses offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. In addition, our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field.

This module forms part of the PgCert Psychiatric Therapeutics which is supported by the CMHP. This qualification is often a requirement for specialist clinical mental health positions in the NHS.

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