This programme is an advanced professional development programme and includes distance learning, workshops and clinical placements (which can be in your home area).
*Deadline for Tizard Postgraduate Taught Applications for entry in September 2020 – 1st JULY 2020*
Due to a high number of applicants this year we have been forced to put in place a deadline for receipt of applications for those wishing to be considered for entry to
September 2020 intake.
Please therefore ensure that your full application (containing reference, all required documentation and evidence of English Language qualifications if relevant) is submitted online via the “Apply Now” link no later than 23:59 BST on Wednesday, 1st July 2020.
Incomplete applications, or applications received after 1st July 2020, will be considered for the September 2021 cohort.
Coursework is taught through a mixture of web-based resources, directed reading, videos, lectures, seminars and practical sessions, supported by a number of workshops, where you work with skilled professionals and have the opportunity to share ideas and experiences with fellow students.
You work in two different placements during the course of the programme: a service placement based at the Tizard Centre and an individual clinical placement based in a community learning disability team or social care service. You complete a dissertation which must be based on empirical research in services.
One year full-time, two years part-time
Knowledge and understanding
You will gain knowledge and understanding of:
- definitions and epidemiology of intellectual disability
- cognitive, communicative and social characteristics of people with intellectual disabilities
- biological, social and environmental causes of intellectual disability
- behaviour analysis
- challenging behaviour and other special needs
- ideology, policy and service development
- definition and measurement of service quality
- the relationships between service organisation and quality
- research methodology and basic statistical analysis .
You develop intellectual skills in:
- appraising and interpreting evidence from academic literature, personal/work experience and data collection
- presenting critical, balanced arguments
- conceptualising and designing research investigations.
You gain subject-specific skills in:
- conducting assessments, designing interventions, monitoring outcomes and adjusting interventions at individual and service levels
- behaving in an ethically correct and professional manner, working collaboratively with users and colleagues, using supervision, and recognising limitations.
- conducting applied research on an intellectual disability topic.
You will gain the following transferable skills:
- communication: the ability to organise information clearly, respond to written sources, present information verbally
- numeracy: the ability to make sense of statistical materials, integrate quantitative and qualitative information
- information technology: the ability to produce written documents, undertake online research
- work with others: the ability to define and review the work of others, work co-operatively on group tasks, understand how groups function face-to-face and in an online environment
- improve your own learning: the ability to explore your strengths and weaknesses, time management skills and review your working environment
- problem-solving: the ability to identify and define complex problems, explore alternative solutions and discriminate between them.
This programme aims to:
- enable psychology/social science graduates to undertake analysis and intervention with individuals and intellectual disability services.