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Personality Disorder (Practice Development) MSc/PGDip

Personality Disorder (Practice Development) MSc/PGDip

School of Nursing

Level

Post- graduate

Mode

Taught

Campus

Preston

Contact UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment
College of Health and Wellbeing, UCLan
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Part-time: 3 to 5 years.

  • Level:

    Postgraduate

  • Mode:

    Taught

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Part-time

  • Campus:

    Preston

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    MSc/PGDip

Why study this programme?

MSc in Personality Disorder (Practice Development) aims to shed light on this complex area of practice for the mental health professional. Increasingly on the agenda since national policy developments such as ‘Personality Disorder: No Longer a Diagnosis of Exclusion’ (DoH, 2003), the impetus to acknowledge personality disorder as a mainstream mental health activity continues with NICE guidelines in 2009. Such guidance outlines the development of services for individuals with personality disorder in all settings, including primary and secondary care. It recognises the importance of increasing specialist knowledge and staff development. The MSc Personality Disorder through practice development is an innovative course, which provides students with an opportunity to enhance their understanding and practice within the area of personality disorder. Beyond this, it also aims to develop practitioners who can function at an advanced level and provide leadership and direct service development and planning for contemporary practice. 

Entry Requirements

A recognised British first degree or its equivalent, or a BTEC Higher Diploma / Certificate. It is also expected that students will be working with individuals identified as experiencing personality disorder.

Programme at a Glance

Year 1

  • NU3309 Theoretical Context of Personality Disorder (Semester 1)
  • NU4015 Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches to Personality Disorder (Semester 2)

Year 2

  • NP4001 Evidence, Effectiveness and Evaluation
  • NU4019 Managing Complex Mental Health Needs, Relationships and Environments (Semester 3)

Plus one of the following optional modules:

  • NU4138 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Design and Construction
  • NU4270 Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • NP4015 Student Initiated Practice Development
  • NU4805 Leadership in Practice
  • NU4100 Clinical Governance

Year 3

  • NU4138 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Design and Construction
  • NU4139 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Delivery and Implementation
  • NU4140 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Evaluation

If the student has previously taken NU4138 in the PGDip award, then they must take one module from the following:

  • NU4270 Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • NP4015 Student Initiated Practice development
  • NU4805 Leadership in Practice
  • NU4100 Clinical Governance

Postgraduate Advice Event

The next UCLan Postgraduate Advice Event will be on Thursday 10th November 2016.
For details and registration for this event please visit our Eventbrite page.
Please contact Course Enquiries with any queries regarding postgraduate study and research.

Further Information

The MSc Personality Disorder (Practice Development) is a part-time programme of study. This means that you can enrol for up to 4 modules per year. For many healthcare practitioners, working full-time, this would be a heavy workload. If you enrol for the MSc award at the start of your programme of study, you will be expected to complete within 3 – 5 years. 

The course attempts to discuss the key themes in current thinking around personality disorder, including the following themes: 

  • Classification and nosology
  • Models and theories of personality disorder
  • Ideological, ethical, and philosophical issues
  • Assessment processes
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Team working and communication
  • Therapeutic environments and interventions
  • Critiquing research
  • Service development and design

The content reflects the need to develop evidence based practice and allows students to consider the main issues in the area of personality disorder.

How to Apply

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:

Post-registration Recruitment
College of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.

Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from the contact details below.

For further information about this course, please contact:

Howard Shimmin Course Leader: HMShimmin@uclan.ac.uk 

Emma Jones Lecturer: EJones14@uclan.ac.uk

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

Applications

Post-registration Recruitment Team, School of Health
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE
See further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 893836/3839

Email: healthcpd@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: TBC

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

New UK Government Postgraduate Loans Scheme

The UK Government has confirmed that a new postgraduate loan scheme will be introduced for students commencing a Full Masters Postgraduate programmes from 2016/17 academic year.

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