Autism is a spectrum of conditions ranging from low functioning Autism through to high functioning Asperger’s. It is a lifelong condition that presents various challenges for those people affected by Autism and the services in place to provide care, education, training and support. There is an emphasis on the need to increase general awareness and specialist training for all professionals involved in the delivery of autism related services. However, it has been recognised that Autism and its related conditions are prevalent globally, and this programme explores the international context to highlight best practice initiatives.
The Master´s in Autism and Related Conditions, which is also available at Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate level as well as on a part time basis, is a unique training and development programme leading to a postgraduate qualification for those professionals who are seeking to advance and specialise their knowledge and practice in Autism.
You will require at least a 2.2 honours degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject. There is also provision for admission that takes into account work experience if you have an undergraduate degree below a 2:2 honours level.
If you do not have an undergraduate degree you must have significant relevant work (or other) experience, which has been assessed as appropriate by the Admissions Selectors.
If you are an international student, you will need to demonstrate knowledge of the English language at IELTS overall 6.5 or Swansea University recognised equivalent.
The programme is modular and structured in three levels, each building on the next. You can elect to take either the full Master´s programme or the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma, depending on need and circumstances. The programme is designed to allow you to complete either as full time or part time study. For part-time students, each of the three components are scheduled to take a year each to complete (although this can be extended).
Who should take this course?
Any health care professionals (medical, nursing and allied health), educators (primary, secondary, FE and HE), social care professionals and psychologists who wish to develop their understanding, skills and leadership in Autism.
Students are required to attend the University for 1 week (5 consecutive days) for each module in Part One. Attendance during Part Two is negotiated with the supervisor. You are also encourage to attend the Postgraduate Taught Induction Event during the induction week and any programme associated seminars.
The programme will give you generic evidence based practice training with additional modules exploring:
Diagnosis and Assessment
Living with Autism and related conditions
Home Based and Educational Interventions
Neurodevelopment Conditions and Behavioural Analysis
Childhood and Adult Services
Legal and Policy Considerations
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