Similar to our MSc Advanced Practice course, this route allows you to apply advanced practice to the specialisation of Intellectual Disabilities.
For a professional currently working in the area of intellectual disabilities, this part-time course provides the opportunity to take the next step to an advanced career role. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills you need to practice at an advanced level, as well as the ability to critically appraise relevant health and social policy.
You'll also acquire the knowledge and skills you need to address ethical and professional issues, as well as a broader, deeper and critical appreciation of the needs of children, adults and older people with intellectual disabilities as citizens in contemporary society.
As a graduate, you'll enjoy increased employment opportunities in your profession.
You'll develop a combination of theoretical and practical skills in this course, including critical thinking when considering the issues associated with practice, knowledge and application of research methods and their application, and efficient approaches to time management, prioritisation and workload planning. You will also learn to recognise and manage the personal stresses of your profession, and become proficient in the use of the latest technologies in the practice of your role.