This level 6 module will provide the base for the acquisition and demonstration of specialist clinical skills in suicidology. It will also provide a framework within which the student wishing will be able to integrate theory and practice. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used and will include field-based practice. Assessment will be by coursework.

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About this course

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Suicide is a major public health issue worldwide. It has been described as the leading cause of preventable premature death (Maris, Berman & Silverman 2000). This module will focus on the clinical expertise, knowledge and professional accountability required by the student in order to emerge as a competent professional to work with those individuals at risk of suicide. It is designed to equip students with a mindset of enquiry that will be contextualised within a learning culture. This culture support's the freedom to explore relevant and emerging clinical issues in Suicidology through exploration and analysis of contemporary issues and concerns. It will complement seamlessly into other modules undertaken during the programme. Relevant clinical experience will enable students to re-visit and debate cases in practice to facilitate the integration of theory with practice, and enhance professional problem solving abilities.

This module is available as a standalone module / credit bearing module.


100% Coursework


Module runs over a 12 week period in total. All students are expected to attend all classes associated with the programme and be punctual and regular in attendance (where applicable). Attendance will be monitored at the University and Employers are informed of all absences.

Entry requirements

  • Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements as set out in the prospectus or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL). https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/entrance-requirements
  • Normally required to hold a level 5 Diploma in Nursing (or equivalent) but the initial offer standard may vary from year to year.
  • English language requirements for international applicants. Please contact the module co-ordinator

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018
How to apply


How to apply

Interested self-funded candidates should make a direct application using the University's online application system which can be accessed via the University homepage or by using the following link: http://www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

Anyone who will be receiving a Commissioned place from the Department of Health (DoH) in Northern Ireland) via their HSC Trust should contact the Practice Education Team in their Health and Social Care Trust in order to obtain a Commissioned Application Form. The HSCT will manage your application. Please DO NOT apply directly via the University online application system.

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Fees are correct at the time of publishing: www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/2017-18/



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