Accredited Advanced Certificate Course in
Muslim Chaplaincy in Healthcare

An opportunity to get exposure to practical experience through internship training

Muslim Chaplaincy in Healthcare

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.

 

This course is suitable for those working as chaplains who have completed a recognised counselling skills course.

Course Team

Imam Idris Nawab

Imam Idris Nawab

(Prison Service, N.H.S & Active Public Speaker, UK)

Mufti Abdullah Nana

Ustadh Kausar Tai

(Management and Training Consultant at Aksaa Ltd,UK)

Mufti Abdullah Nana

Ustadha Ameena Blake

(Muslim Chaplain, University of Sheffield, UK)

Imam Idris Nawab

Saeed Nasser

(Integrative Counsellor)

Mufti Abdullah Nana

Imam Imran Hussain

(Hospital Chaplain,UK)

Professor Mike Gartland

Professor Mike Gartland

(MSc. M.Ed. BA(Hons) Dip Psych. UKCP Head of Pastoral & Spiritual Care,UK)

Alyas Karmani

Alyas Karmani

(Psychologist, Chair of Sharing Voices, Bradford, UK)

Mufti Abdullah Nana

lmam Mohammad Desai

(Hospital Chaplain Bradford Royal Infirmary,UK)

Mufti Abdullah Nana

Mufti Yusuf Akudi

(Hospital and Prison Chaplain and CEO/one Nation,UK)

Shaykh-Yunus-Dudhwala

Shaykh Yunus Dudhwala

(The Chair of the Halal Monitoring Committee ,HMC)

Imam Aslam Yusuf Seedat

Imam Aslam Yusuf Seedat

(Muslim Chaplain, Prison service, UK)

AT A GLANCE

Duration : 6 months

Saturdays,10 AM - 11:30 AM (London, UK)

Video Recordings Available

Mobile App

Live Q&A

Certificate

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Starts on 27th August 2022

Course Fee:

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Pay in 6 Installment:

Registration Deadline:

2nd September 2022

Al Balagh Scholarship

AlBalagh Scholarship is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.

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SESSIONS

SESSION 1

Introduction to Healthcare Chaplaincy

SESSION 2

Principles and Practices of a Chaplain: Islamic perspective

SESSION 3

Contemporary and Cross-cultural Healthcare Chaplaincy

SESSION 4

Advanced Spiritual Care for Patients

SESSION 5

Islamic Rulings

SESSION 6

The principles and practice of safeguarding

SESSION 7

Crisis Counselling and Stress Management

SESSION 8

Anger Management

SESSION 9

Prophetic Interpersonal Skills in Islamic Spiritual Care

SESSION 10

Essential counselling skills

SESSION 11

Addiction Behaviour Counselling

SESSION 12

Islamic Grief & Bereavement Counselling

SESSION 13

Case Studies

Course Overview

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.

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Learning Objectives

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.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?
Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.
How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.
Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]
I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.
Are Al Balagh courses recognised or accredited?
Al Balagh courses do not provide an externally accredited or recognised qualification. Our own expert team works at the course content. With over 5000+ learners, we are continuously growing and our vision is to make Al Balagh qualifications renowned worldwide through our expert team, without seeking formal accreditation or recognition from external institutional bodies.
How is this online course structured?
Our online course comprises live interactive online sessions, pre-recorded videos, online course material that include, presentations, reading material & online learning activities. Students may ask questions and get their doubts cleared from their respective lecturers, if any. Our dedicated academic support team will assist you as required.
When will I have access to the online course material?
Upon successful enrollment, you will get access to myAlBalagh (our online learning portal) within 24 hours.
Will I get notification for live sessions?
All students will receive notification for their course live sessions via email and/or course WhatsApp group. You may also check the Course Schedule tab on your dashboard after logging in on our website or Mobile App.
Is it mandatory to attend live sessions?
We always encourage attending live sessions among students, but it is not compulsory for technical course progress of the students.
I missed a live session. Can I get the video recordings?
If you are unable to attend a live session or have missed it, you can view recorded sessions on your course dashboard. You can access all the completed Recordings, PPT and assessments anytime.
Can I download the recordings and watch it offline?
You can download recordings and PPT of the course sessions from the myAlBalagh mobile App for all the enrolled courses.The recordings will be available for students after 48 hours of the live session.
Do I get marks for watching course recordings and presentations?
There are no additional marks for watching the course recordings. Only the module Assessments and the final exam add up to the final score.You can check the individual scores of your Assessments under the Progress tab of myAlBalagh.
I have doubts but I cannot attend the live session. Any other way to ask my questions?
You can discuss your doubts via Course WhatsApp Group dedicated for student discussion or access the Discussion Board on myAlBalagh. It is a platform for you to ask questions, discuss and get your doubts cleared.
When will the final exam be held?
The Final Exam will be held at the end of the course and will be a Graded And Timed Exam.
How do I interact with my classmates?
You can interact with your classmates on our Whatsapp Group exclusive for the course students. Furthermore, you can use the Discussion Board to connect with other course students as well.
How long will I have access to the online course?
You will have access to the online course content for up to 2 years. If you want lifetime access, contact our admin team via Email at [email protected]
I am facing trouble signing into the “myAlBalagh” Online Student portal. What should I do?
In case you find any trouble accessing your account, then please contact us immediately. Our dedicated support team will ensure that your problem gets resolved at the earliest.
How can I apply for the Al Balagh Scholarship?
Al Balagh Academy values seekers of knowledge more than anything. Please visit  here to apply for a scholarship. Our team will assess your application and respond in 2-3 working days.

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