Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date


Course length

12 weeks


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus

Module description

About this module

The purpose of the module is to equip you with the knowledge, skills and professional conduct to develop competency to practice as an autonomous systemic practitioner and to broaden the focus to incorporate an understanding of the nature of research evidence and knowledge, research methods, ethics and legal frameworks and other professional areas that are essential for competent professional practice and lifelong learning within a psychotherapeutic context.

You will be invited to consider their learning from a personal and professional development perspective throughout.

Who is this course for

All health and social care professionals and people working with families

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

University Advanced Diploma Systemic Thinking and Practice or other equivalent AFT accredited Foundation level systemic training.

A practice base in which to apply the ideas

An ability to study at degree level

In most instances a core profession such as e.g. Nursing, Social work, Medicine although if you do not hold such a qualification please do speak to a member of the course team.

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) +44 (0)1332 591992

Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

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