About The Course
Al Balagh is offering a unique course that combines theory and practice to provide advanced chaplaincy education that reflects the diverse needs of the NHS, the patients, families/carers and staff who come from various cultural and faith/belief backgrounds.
This course aims to provide you with a chaplaincy education that will enable you to develop and acquire your knowledge, understanding, competence, capabilities, practical skills and core values from an Islamic perspective, which shapes the practice of contemporary professional chaplaincy in a modern healthcare environment.
Students get the opportunity to study Muslim Chaplaincy based on Islamic sources and contemporary critical analysis applied to the study of Islam and modern Muslim society. Specialist staff offer expertise in Muslim chaplaincy via a friendly teaching environment for students from diverse backgrounds.
Those who have completed level 1 of the Muslim Chaplaincy and counselling course by Al Balagh Academy are eligible to enrol for the Advanced certificate course. This course is suitable for those working as chaplains who have completed a recognised counselling skills course.
Imam Imran Hussain
lmam Mohammad Desai
(Hospital Chaplain Bradford Royal Infirmary,UK)
Mufti Yusuf Akudi
(Hospital and Prison Chaplain and CEO/one Nation,UK)
Duration : 6 months
Saturdays,10 AM - 11:30 AM (London, UK)
Video Recordings Available
Starts on 27th August 2022
Pay in Full:
Pay in 6 Installment:
26th August 2022
Al Balagh Scholarship
AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.
Introduction to Healthcare Chaplaincy
Principles and Practices of a Chaplain: Islamic perspective
Contemporary and Cross-cultural Healthcare Chaplaincy
Advanced Spiritual Care for Patients
The principles and practice of safeguarding
Crisis Counselling and Stress Management
Prophetic Interpersonal Skills in Islamic Spiritual Care
Essential counselling skills
Addiction Behaviour Counselling
Islamic Grief & Bereavement Counselling
The Advanced Hospital Chaplaincy course provides a platform to learn, discuss and acquire skills to meet the role of chaplain.
The course has two parts, theoretical and practical. The theoretical part intends to develop the students with competent interpersonal skills, some experience of community work, and attain a good understanding of Muslim Chaplaincy.
The practical part of the course will involve an internship in a healthcare organisation or a major project assigned by the course team. The objective of the major project/ internship is to enable students to observe closely and practice in the area relevant to their field of interest. The students should demonstrate their ability to relate the skills and knowledge gained from the course. This experience will help integrate theory and practice and develop confidence for the future.
Students will have to find the organisations within their respective areas and conveniences for practical training.
This course is suitable for male and female chaplains, advisors/consultants on religious matters, Imams, managers of mosques, madaris and Islamic cultural centres and anyone in chaplaincy work.
The advanced hospital Chaplaincy course intends to critically explore Islamic and practical issues related to chaplaincy. The course will provide students with a good grasp of the professional implementation of Muslim chaplaincy. It covers a broad spectrum of topics which one may encounter in their career as a chaplain, employing a practical, spiritual and psychological approach for Muslim chaplains/Imams to be trained in their sector.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Demonstrate a theological understanding of health, sickness and suffering, including a critical reflection on the place of religious rituals in a healthcare setting.
- Develop an understanding of the roles of the professional chaplain in contemporary society, the values that give shape to these roles and the skills required to provide spiritual care in a healthcare setting.
- Acquire an in-depth understanding of spiritual, religious and pastoral care in a healthcare setting and the skills to provide this care with professionalism.
- Develop the knowledge and skills to assess the spiritual needs of individuals in a healthcare setting, using varied resources and tools.
- Integrate reflective practice with their work to provide excellent and relevant pastoral care and professional chaplaincy.