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Foundation Course in Systemic Practice

Programme code:ND-SYP/FOUNUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Katharyn Hall Contact

Total credits: 30

Entry requirements:

Graduate level professional training in a mental health or social care related discipline e.g. nursing, psychiatry, social work, clinical psychology or with a related professional qualification and experience via professional APEL route.
English language requirements - IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Medicine

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Medicine Postgraduate Programme Examination Board

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

The Association for Family Therapy & Systemc Practice

Programme specification:

The programme will introduce students to:
• the basic theory and concepts of systemic family practice
• theories of change and "schools" of systemic practice, from structural and Milan through to post-Milan constructionist and narrative approaches
• family life cycles, developmental tasks and inter-generational patterns
• approaches to systemic practice in different settings and with different client groups.

The course will also provide opportunities for students to examine their own personal and professional context from a systemic perspective and to acquire basic systemic practice skills. Students will demonstrate through role play, a range of systemic skills such as genogram construction, circular questions and offering reframes or alternative perspectives.

On successful completion of this course students should be able to describe a range of systemic approaches to family and other relationships and give examples of their application, particularly in their own areas of work. Students will be able to take a critical stance to systemic ideas and their value, and place systemic therapy in a historical context. Students will be able to use systemic ideas to promote anti-discriminatory practice and demonstrate an awareness of the impact of wider social context, with particular reference to race, gender and disability.

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[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

The programme is a single module non-degree programme with a duration of 12 months

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:
FAMT5330M Foundation Course in Systemic Practice

FAMT5330MFoundation Course in Systemic Practice30 credits1 Sep to 31 Jul

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