Course details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date (usually)


Course length

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 is this course 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 The Reflective Systemic Practitioner and Personal and Professional Development.

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 Adult’s 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.

How to apply

Level 6

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact details

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) E: T: +44 (0)1332 591992