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July Open Day (2014) - UCL Division of Psychiatry

  • Are you interested in studying in the Division of Psychiatry at UCL?
  • Have you been offered a place on or do you plan to apply for the new MSc in Mental Health Sciences Research or MSc in Clinical Mental Health Sciences?
  • Would you like to meet some of the course staff on our new MScs?
  • Would you like to hear some more details about the modules on our new MScs?

The event will be taking place on 21st July between 13.30 and 17.00. 

We will be holding this event at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies building at 16 TAVITON STREET, LONDON, WC1H 0BW – room 347

Athena SWAN Silver Award

Mental Health Services

This module is intended to equip students with an advanced understanding of the types of evidence that can inform the delivery of mental health services and of the methods used to acquire this evidence. A series of 6 half day sessions will be accompanied by relevant Moodle materials and journal club meetings. The aim will be to provide foundations for students to conduct research on complex intervention in mental health and to approach and to make optimal use of evidence in designing and implementing mental health care interventions.

Module Contents

The following topics will be included:

  • Mental health policy: a comparative approach
  • Contemporary mental health service models and their evidence base
  • Evidence on the effective implementation of interventions and service models.
  • Research approaches to evaluating complex interventions and mental health service delivery, including trials, natural experiments, organizational analyses, implementation research, mixed methods and qualitative designs, and service user-led research.
  • Mental health economics – principles and applications

Learning Outcomes

The following are the intended learning outcomes of this module:

  • Students will be able to appraise papers based on a range of methods in mental health services research, and to present findings based on different approaches in an integrated manner.
  • Students will be able to identify the implications for service management, policy and planning of research findings and to describe barriers and potential solutions to their implementation.
  • Students will be able to formulate outline plans to address research questions regarding the functioning and outcomes of mental health services using a variety of appropriately chosen methodologies.
  • Students will be able to prepare short briefs for service planners and commissioners, drawing on available evidence to describe key issues for service development.

Module Leaders

Professor Helen Killaspy

Helen Killaspy is Professor of Rehabilitation Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry. She is also a clinician in this field, currently establishing an innovative community rehabilitation team in Camden and Islington. She is a leading researcher in the development of services for people with particular severe and complex mental health needs who use rehabilitation services, and also a prominent advocate for this group in the NHS and beyond. She is currently completing the REAL study, a national investigation of the quality of inpatient rehabilitation across the country, and beginning a new national study, the QuEST study, which focuses on the quality of supported accommodation for people with longer term mental health problems.

Dr Bryn Lloyd-Evans

Bryn Lloyd-Evans is a Lecturer in Mental Health and Social Care in the Division of Psychiatry. Originally a social worker, he has for several years worked on major mental health services research studies at UCL: his interests include acute care alternatives to hospital admission; process measurement in mental health services research; early intervention in psychosis; and social outcomes for people with severe and enduring mental illness. He currently manages the CORE Programme (http://www.ucl.ac.uk/core-study), a programme of research funded by the National Institute for Health Research grant: this programme includes an investigation of a method for improving the quality of crisis team care and a trial of a peer-delivered, self-management programme for people leaving acute home treatment services.

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