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Short Course

Enhancing capability for working with personality disorder

Our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview

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.

Award: Short Course
Level: CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 12 weeks
Module code: NU3161
Campus: Preston
Start Date: The next start date of this programme is to be confirmed shortly

Entry requirements

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

Academic expertise


This course is based in the School of Nursing located in the Faculty of Health and Care

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