As the only programme of its kind in the UK and Europe, this programme offers enormous benefits to students with aspirations of becoming leaders in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis). The course is specifically aimed at practitioners who are either in roles of leadership or are currently considering career options to move to such positions.
This programme aims to develop your mastery in Mental Health and Substance Use (Dual Diagnosis) related skills and knowledge, for successful contribution to enhanced professional practice and service development within this field. You will gain the knowledge and expertise to critically understand and utilise advanced research skills and your leadership skills in service and practice development will also be stimulated and fostered.
This course will benefit individuals working in:
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
You must achieve a maximum of 180 credits to complete this course. Students who register for this course must have successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) in Dual Diagnosis or have been successful at an Accredited Prior Learning claim, and thus will carry forward 60 credits at Level 7.
Year 1 - Autumn term and winter/spring term
Leadership for Public and Community services (15 credits at level 7) and
Service Development and Quality Improvement (15 credits at level 7)
Social Research Methods (30 credits at level 7) is running in the autumn term only
Or a choice of Advanced Practitioner Enquiry (30 credits at level 7) which is running three times a year campus or by distance learning.
Year 2 - Autumn term and winter/spring term
In this year you will choose the following options:
Please contact the programme leader for details on specific modules.
Each module involves a variety of assessments including coursework, reports, case studies, viva voce assessment, critical appraisal of leadership and service-related research projects.
Students enrolled on distance learning modules will access the course learning materials and discussions via the University's student portal and virtual learning environment, Unihub which is available 24/7. Tutorial support will be provided via email, telephone and video conferencing to all distance learning students during term time.