This course is aimed at medical, nursing and other health and social care professionals who frequently encounter issues around decision-making capacity whilst caring for their patients. The course is unique in that it is directly informed by the latest research in the field and taught by psychiatric and legal experts on capacity. Students can expect to learn advanced skills relating to how to approach, manage and record complex capacity assessments. Case-based discussion will be a central feature and there will be emphasis on decision-making support to maximise capacity and resolve difficult cases. The course will be particularly useful for professionals for whom mental capacity issues frequently arise, such as those working in liaison, older adult or learning disability services.