Self harming behaviours, NU3609 Short Course

Self harming behaviours, NU3609 Short Course
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.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

12 half days in the classroom over 24 weeks, (20 credits at level 6). Supported by E-Learn.

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

September 2016 - Thursdays: Sept 22, 29; Oct 06, 13, 20, 27; Nov 03, 10, 17, 24; Dec 01, 08. From 9am-12noon.

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Course Content

Course Outline:
Much is known about suicide and self-harming behaviours, the risk factors and circumstances in which it occurs. Self - Harm is not a new phenomenon of the last decade, but has been evident in any culture or society you care to examine closely. Suicide and all aspects of self - harm attract many myths and stereotypes which have influenced how care is delivered.

However it can be argued that suicide and self-harm are not obscure or specialist areas of study with little application but has relevance to all. Suicide and self-harm are not only a major psychosocial problem for those directly involved both personally and professionally but it has impact and resource implications on all. The World Health Organisation (1993) states “that in 1992 there were 4,628 suicides in the United Kingdom, a rate of 121 per million males this is more than ten tines the homicide rate and this does not include other common types of self haring behaviours. Consequently self-harming behaviours place an enormous strain upon health and community services.”

Suicide and any self-harming behaviour are not neutral in their impact; it sucks in people’s families and professionals alike. It is hoped that this module will make some contribution to clarifying these very relevant issues.

The aim of this module is to provide an opportunity for the practitioner to enhance the quality of care delivery to this challenging client group by examining a range of therapeutic approaches.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

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General 1-2

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Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Contact Details

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

Module information: Ian Denoual, Senior Lecturer 01772 893719  Email:


About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839