Teesside University

Teesside University

Autism Practice

The course: facilitates acquisition of substantial knowledge and skills appropriate to postgraduate study and the integration of the advanced knowledge and skills related to autism practice; develops the skills and attitudes necessary to promote evidence-based practice in the area of autism practice; develops critical understanding of the necessary research methodologies to locate and critically appraise research in order to advance practice when working with people with autism spectrum conditions; fosters a commitment to lifelong learning, and an inquisitive approach to practice. Students focus on the person-centred support of service users and apply supportive interventions and strategies in ways that build upon previous study and employment/practice experiences. They advance their knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum conditions, enabling them to develop their knowledge of the discipline of specialist autism practice. Students apply theories and constructs related to autism in a workplace setting in order to make sense of complex situations and enhance their skills development through action or problem-based projects and practical experience. The course facilitates the development of leading change and service improvement, developing services to meet diverse needs of people with autism, underpinned by a sound ethical framework.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.2 and above in a related field, however, applicants with non-standard entry requirements are considered on an individual basis. You must also show evidence of recent study.

Course modules

Core modules: advancing practice when working with people with autism spectrum conditions; designing research projects; evidence-based practice; service improvement for autism spectrum conditions.

Assessment methods

Each module carries an assessed element which is integrated with the learning outcomes of the module and award. It requires a critical appreciation of the subject matter and its implications for practice. The work is assessed through essays, case studies and project work.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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Key information

School of Health and Social Care
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01642 384176