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Mental Health Officer Award
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Study mode on-line study
Start Date: 2021/09/01
Duration: 144 months
Intl fees: £2050
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Robert Gordon University has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
As a Mental Health Officer (MHO) you will assess individuals experiencing mental disorder who may need compulsory measures of care and treatment. The role carries considerable autonomy and responsibility as well as the opportunity to positively impact on lives and make a positive contribution to society. This important and complex role involves working alongside medical and legal professionals in order to safeguard the health, safety, wellbeing and rights of people. This course ensures that you are trained and assessed to the highest of standards, through strong partnerships with a range of key stakeholders. Local authorities are centrally involved in the course design, delivery and management in order to ensure that their responsibilities under legislation are addressed and the training course remains fit-for-purpose.
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The course is specifically designed for social work practitioners with at least 2 years post-qualifying experience who are nominated by their local authority employers to train as Mental Health Officers. You will remain in employment throughout the course.
IELTS: 6.5 (no component lower than 5.5)
Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for Robert Gordon University.
About this university
Students travel from around 130 countries to study at the university and there is plenty of help and advice on offer for them. This starts with assistance in applying to the university and country specific information to pre-arrival advice. Once in Aberdeen there is career advice services, visas and immigration information as well as courses to help those who donâ€™t speak English as a first language. There is also help with accommodation issues and finding the right place to live during studies. The Student Association is responsible for the clubs and societies within the university and are based in a building near the Administrative Building in the city centre. There are some 40 different societies available as well as another 32 sports clubs. Student media includes a magazine published every two months, a radio station and a TV station operating via YouTube. Sports facilities on campus include a 25m pool, various gym facilities and a large sports halls. There are a variety of fitness classes and physiotherapy options available in addition to the sports clubs. The association is also responsible for organising the Freshers Fayre held every September, a great place for students to get a feel for the university and for what they want to do outside the classroom.