The Development of Systemic Theory and Practice - Level 6

About this module

This module continues to develop foundation knowledge in Systemic Practice by introducing key models of systemic and relational practice using a historical framework, in order that the progression of the development of theories and practices and how their relationship to one another can be appreciated.  

Participants are encouraged to build on the ethical and anti-discriminatory position they began to develop in "The Reflective Systemic Practitioner" module and to consider how the various models might fit with and enhance their practice. 

There is a strong emphasis on critically evaluating the models and their relevance to practice. You will be encouraged to practice the ideas you learn within the group setting and begin to explore how these ideas are enhancing their practice.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health and Social Care Professionals

Start dates are usually: January

Module level: Level 6

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Take a critical stance to ideas and their value.
  2. Evaluate the introduction of systemic skills to practice. 
  3. Have a basic familiarity with some aspects of research in the field, which should include an appreciation of the need for client feedback and service evaluation
  4. Place the development of systemic theory into a historical context.
  5. Demonstrate a familiarity with a range of key literature relating to systemic practice.
  6. Describe systemic models and approaches and give examples of their application to practice.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via on campus learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk