Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date



12 weeks


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Module description

About this module

This module will develop your foundation of knowledge in systemic practice by introducing key models of systemic and relational practice using a historical framework. This enables you to appreciate how the progression of the development of theories and practices, and how their relationship to one another, developed.

You’ll be encouraged to build on the ethical and anti-discriminatory position that you began in the module The Reflective Systemic Practitioner. You’ll also consider how the various models might fit with and enhance your practice. 

During the course 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 your practice.

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at all health and social care professionals and those working with families. You’ll need to study this module alongside the following modules:

Course team

All members of the course team are both experienced higher education educators and practicing Senior Family Therapists in the field of Children’s and Adults' mental health. We have skills, knowledge and experience of working with current evidenced practice based models and developing research.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

You’ll need to be working in a practice base where you can apply the ideas you’ll learn.

You’ll also need to demonstrate an ability to study at degree leve.l

In most instances, you’ll need to work in a core profession such as nursing, social work, medicine. However if you do not hold such a qualification, please do speak to a member of the course team.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees (August 2019 - July 2020)

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £850.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 6

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

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Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.