The Reflective Systemic Practitioner - Level 6

About this module

This module forms an introduction to systems theory and aims to explore how systemic ideas and theories might be used to support the development of the participant in their practice context. It is recognised that a key systemic process is to consider how context affect our relationships.

This module aims to explore the stance and approach practitioners take to their work, providing a sound ethical foundation for moving on to consider the methods and techniques used in practice. There is an emphasis throughout on the synthesis between theory, practice and reflection and the learning, teaching and assessment process is shaped by these principles.

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: September

Module level: Level 6

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Critically analyse systemic approaches to families and other relationships and systems.
  2. Critique the concept of a family life cycle perspective and its application to different family forms. 
  3. Critically consider the impact of the wider social context especially in respect of race, class, religion, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability in relation to practice. 
  4. Comprehensively analyse the implications of adherence to Association for Family Therapy's Code of Ethics and Practice for both individuals and organisations.

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