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This module will provide the student with a fundamental knowledge and competencies in assessing/screening people with learning disabilities and mental health problems. Any student who meets the module prerequisites may take the modules a stand-alone module.

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The specific needs of people with learning disabilities and mental health problems have been under-reported and under-assessed with the result that the needs of this population are not being met. Therefore, it can be purported that this population is doubly disadvantaged. This module will provide students with a thorough understanding of the assessment process and the competencies required to under-take an appropriate and efficient assessment.

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


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).
  • Hold a degree in Nursing or equivalent or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL).
  • English language requirements for international applicants. Please contact the module co-ordinator

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018
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:

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.

How to apply

Start dates

  • 29 January 2018

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:

Fees information

Please note fees displayed are for 2016/17 Academic Entry. Fees are correct at the time of publishing.



Dr Laurence Taggart


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