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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Long Term Conditions - Level 6 - AC6662

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About this course

This course is part of Continuing Workforce Development for NHS practitioners. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application form and gain authorisation from an appropriate decision maker within the NHS before sending it back to us.

Please note this module offers a variety of intake dates. Submit your application for the default month, which appears on the book now page, and indicate your preferred intake in the personal statement section from the date(s) listed in the orange box on this page. Your programme support team will be in touch to confirm your actual start date in due course. For further queries, please contact us by emailing

Are you interested in the psychological impact of physical disease? CBT is a proven technique that can be used to support service users who suffer psychological symptoms such as anxiety, panic and depression as a result of their physical disease. This bespoke module will enable you to learn techniques which involve adopting a curious questioning style to work collaboratively with service users to help them understand and address their problems.

CBT’s structured approach is time efficient and can be used in your everyday practice. The core CBT skills you will develop and practice throughout this module will enable you to apply ‘CBT first aid’ techniques to your service users and help them explore new ways of looking at the issues causing them distress. 

Please note, successful completion of this module does not allow you to become a cognitive behavioural therapist.


Learn from the Best

Designed by a multi-professional team including Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Midwives, Social Care Staff and Medical practitioners our range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is tailored towards individuals who are driving and enabling practice development in NHS North East.

Northumbria is the principal provider of nurse education in the North East of England and was named Nurse Education Provider of the Year (post-registration) for three consecutive years by Student Nursing Times.

We have excellent relationships with partner services in health, social care and social work and our range of CPD provision supports practitioners and managers to engage in professional learning and then examine how this can be integrated in the practice arena.


Teaching and Assessment

You will learn through a blended learning approach which will incorporate the use of the University’s interactive online eLearning Portal (eLP), lectures, discussions and workshops.  Technology enabled learning will be enhanced through your interaction with the eLP which will give you the flexibility to access the module materials and aids remotely.  The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to tackle a series of guided exercises.  Many of the exercises will ensure you co-construct knowledge collaboratively with your module peers during the workshops. 

The formative assessment for this module requires you to complete various exercises during the lectures and workshops.

Completion of the exercises will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Research and critically evaluate differing types of evidence; discussing with peers and teachers how relevant the evidence is to your own clinical practice.
  • Work collaboratively within a learning community; presenting information to your module peers in a variety of formats.

You will be encouraged to seek formative feedback from both module tutors and peers before the summative assessment date which gives you the opportunity to improve their evidence of learning through critical reflection and constructive criticism.

For the summative assessment you will be required to write a 3000 word critical exploration and evaluation of a case study that demonstrates your ability to contextualise the central components of CBT.

Learning Environment

This course is based at our Coach Lane Campus where you will have access to cutting-edge facilities with technology embedded through all aspects of your CPD course.  

Research-rich Learning

Northumbria University has been ranked in the top quartile in the UK for research power in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing. Additionally, more than 80% of our research activity in Allied Health Sciences and Nursing is rated as world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2014).

Give Your Career an Edge

After completing this CPD module you will be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of the underlying principles of chemotherapy, be able to effectively apply the practical skills and knowledge required to carry out nursing management of the interventions and reflect critically upon your own contribution to the holistic needs of the patient and family.


Course info

Award Type 20 Credit, Level 6

Delivery Method Blend of Short Lectures, Seminars and Reflective Practice

Sector Healthcare Public Health

Study Mode Classroom based

Location Coach Lane Campus

Start March 2018

This NHS Continuing Workforce Development module is for healthcare practitioners who want to help patients who suffer psychological symptoms as a result of their physical disease.

Evidence of previous level 5 study

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