Professional Course

Arts Therapies Theory and Research in Relation to Practice 1

Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date



Britannia Mill, Derby Campus

Module description

You’ll study theories on human development including the areas of physiology, play, stages of non-verbal communication and psychology. You’ll also consider mental illness, studied in the context of assessment and treatment within contemporary health and social care settings.

You will identify and consider key models and ideas from psychology, psychotherapy and psychiatry that inform arts therapies theory and practice.

Throughout the course consideration will be made of medical and non-medical models and their implications within clinical diagnosis and practice.

We will provide you with the opportunity to develop your writing and research skills, including the selection of appropriate data, critical thinking and organisation and communication of ideas through the written and spoken word.

The course comprises some joint teaching in the form of break out groups. Opportunities for formative activity will also be made available through critically reflecting upon a case material to develop clinical reasoning skills.

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at all health and social care professionals. You’ll need an undergraduate degree in a related subject, substantial experience working in a care organisation, evidence of using art for self-expression.

Course team

All members of the academic team are research active. You’ll meet the following team members:

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Fees and funding

If you are funding your own study, the module price will be confirmed shortly.

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