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Understanding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (NUR 219)

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approximately 10 hours per week
Undergraduate (Online)
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The module is relevant to Nurses, Doctors and Allied Health Professionals
Online / Distance Learning Course

This Degree Module for can be taken as free standing or integrated into a programme of study

Helping students to become conversant with the field of ADHD is central to the programme.

ADHD is multi-faceted in its presentation and those affected can be significantly impaired throughout their lives. It impacts on the individual across settings and domains. It not only affects those with the diagnosis but also immediate family, friends and colleagues and it places a huge burden on society as a whole through health care, education, employment and the economy.

For these reasons, ADHD requires a multi-agency and multi-dimensional approach. Therefore, those working in the following services and agencies would benefit greatly from this module:

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services, Teaching Staff, Education Psychology, Paediatric Services, Social Services, Youth Justice, Police, Solicitors, School Nurses, Speech and Language Service, Occupational Therapy, Prison Service, General Practice, Adult Mental Health Services,Addiction Services.

The aim of this module is not to train Professionals how to carry out their jobs but rather to equip those working alongside children, young people and adults affected by ADHD with a sound knowledge of the subject matter that will help facilitate the job they were trained to do.

Entry Requirements: Applicants should hold a professional qualification although relevant experience and / or education will also be taken into consideration.

Module Availability & Duration: This module is offered in Spring and Autumn and is approximately 15 weeks in duration

Module Credit: 22 SCQF credits, Level 9

Module Cost: (subject to increase for academic year 2010 / 2011)
As part of a BSc in Professional Practice £300.00
As a stand - alone module £360.00

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If you do not have a prior degree but are a registered health professional with a current registration, please contact us to discuss our degree programmes available to you.

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