At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.
AWARD TYPE: Short Course
LEVEL:Short Course / CPD
STUDY MODE: Part time
DELIVERY METHOD: Campus
COURSE LENGTH: Six days in the classroom over 12 weeks, (20 credits at level 6). Supported by E-Learn.
SCHOOL: School of Nursing
PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College
START DATE: Next cohort: September 2020
Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.
Personality Disorder and “complex cases” have come increasingly to the fore in mental health practice in recent years. This has been reflected in numerous national publications and guidance starting with “No longer a diagnosis of exclusion” in 2003 and continuing with practice guidelines issued by NICE recently for specific interventions and service provision models. Practice in the field has also developed with the introduction of improved assessment methods, specialist units and bio-psychosocial and talking therapies adapted to the needs of this client group. Resultingly there is a broader research base being established that can enhance the practice of individuals and teams.
This course offers the opportunity to enhance knowledge, skills and practice when working with individuals with personality disorders and complex cases, using up-to-date research, emerging theory and models of good practice, it extensively utilises practical and case driven examples which is reflected in the case study assessment methodology. As well as enhancing service provision this approach allows the practitioner to monitor their own well-being and practice safely.
3,000 word case study
Core dimensions 1-6
Health and wellbeing 1-8
Information and knowledge 1-3
For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.
£880 per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)
For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.