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Personality Disorder (Practice Development) - MSc/PGDip

Course content

MSc in Personality Disorder (Practice Development) aims to shed light on this complex area of practice for the mental health professional. Increasingly on the agenda since national policy developments such as ‘Personality Disorder: No Longer a Diagnosis of Exclusion’ (DoH, 2003), the impetus to acknowledge personality disorder as a mainstream mental health activity continues with NICE guidelines in 2009. Such guidance outlines the development of services for individuals with personality disorder in all settings, including primary and secondary care. It recognises the importance of increasing specialist knowledge and staff development. The MSc Personality Disorder through practice development is an innovative course, which provides students with an opportunity to enhance their understanding and practice within the area of personality disorder. Beyond this, it also aims to develop practitioners who can function at an advanced level and provide leadership and direct service development and planning for contemporary practice.  

PROGRAMME AT A GLANCE

YEAR 1

  • NU3309 Theoretical Context of Personality Disorder (Semester 1)
  • NU4015 Assessment and Therapeutic Approaches to Personality Disorder (Semester 2)

YEAR 2

  • NP4001 Evidence, Effectiveness and Evaluation
  • NU4019 Managing Complex Mental Health Needs, Relationships and Environments (Semester 3)

Plus one of the following optional modules:

  • NU4138 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Design and Construction
  • NU4270 Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • NP4015 Student Initiated Practice Development
  • NU4805 Leadership in Practice
  • NU4100 Clinical Governance

YEAR 3

  • NU4138 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Design and Construction
  • NU4139 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Delivery and Implementation
  • NU4140 Advanced Work Based Practice Project: Evaluation

If the student has previously taken NU4138 in the PGDip award, then they must take one module from the following:

  • NU4270 Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
  • NP4015 Student Initiated Practice development
  • NU4805 Leadership in Practice
  • NU4100 Clinical Governance

FURTHER INFORMATION

The MSc Personality Disorder (Practice Development) is a part-time programme of study. This means that you can enrol for up to 4 modules per year. For many healthcare practitioners, working full-time, this would be a heavy workload. If you enrol for the MSc award at the start of your programme of study, you will be expected to complete within 3 – 5 years. 

The course attempts to discuss the key themes in current thinking around personality disorder, including the following themes: 

  • Classification and nosology
  • Models and theories of personality disorder
  • Ideological, ethical, and philosophical issues
  • Assessment processes
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Team working and communication
  • Therapeutic environments and interventions
  • Critiquing research
  • Service development and design

The content reflects the need to develop evidence based practice and allows students to consider the main issues in the area of personality disorder.


Visit the Personality Disorder (Practice Development) - MSc/PGDip page on the University of Central Lancashire website for more details!

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