Issues in the Education of Pupils Identified with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Professional Education, Dubai campus
- Course Type
- Continuing professional development
- 20 credit hours
This module will cover the problematic nature of identification and assessment of ADHD; ADHD from the perspective of a Child Psychiatrist; An Educational Psychologist and a perspective from the classroom.
You will be given a working knowledge of the following:
- child psychological and psychiatric aspects of ADHD;
- the roles and responsibilities of Child and Adolescent mental health services,
- intervention strategies and their likely outcomes;
- school-based issues related to the achievement of pupils with ADHD;
- aspects of pupil and parental involvement in assessment and provision;
- aspects of adult behaviours both verbal and non-verbal affect.
- ADHD; the controversy surrounding medication in relation to ADHD.
The module will cover the identification and assessment of ADHD. Students will be given a working knowledge of child psychological and psychiatric aspects of ADHD; the roles and responsibilities of Child and Adolescent mental health services, intervention strategies and their likely outcomes; school-based issues related to the achievement of pupils with ADHD; aspects of pupil and parental involvement in assessment and provision; aspects of adult behaviours both verbal and non-verbal affect.
Why study with us?
This professional development qualification is taught at the Master’s level, and is a full term university module. The University of Birmingham is a global top 100 University and the School of Education is ranked in the top 40 in the world, 12 in Europe and 9 in the UK (QS World Rankings 2020).
Our staff are world-leading researchers in their subject areas and are backed by leading research institutes such as the Autism Center for Education and Research (ACER) and the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research. This ensures that the curriculum is informed by current research practice and knowledge, and that it adopts approaches to learning that support the research ethos.
If all three core Inclusion and Special Educational Needs modules are completed, you will exit with a Postgraduate Certificate in Inclusion and Special Educational Needs.
Who should attend?
Classroom and certified teachers or learning support assistants looking to gain insight and greater knowledge on how to make their classrooms more inclusive for students with ADHD. Current leaders of provision and special education needs coordinators looking to engage in scholarship in their subject area or expand their knowledge of ADHD. Career switchers who are curious about pursuing their new career in education but not yet ready to commit and policy-makers who would like to expand their knowledge.
Applicants for this programme are expected to have an undergraduate degree and relevant professional experience, training, or other qualifications and experience deemed suitable for entry onto this programme. The minimum undergraduate degree result must be at least a 2:1 or equivalent (GPA 3.0/4.0; or 75%).
You will need to demonstrate that you have a fluent level of written and spoken English. You can demonstrate your level of English with IELTS or alternative qualifications (TOEFL, PTE, Cambridge English). The minimum IELTS score for consideration is 6.5, with a 7.5 and above preferred.
Alternative English Language qualifications
For those joining us for 2020, we will accept the following tests as evidence of English language proficiency:
- TOEFL “At Home” Test
- Duolingo English Test
- Password English
- Chinese College English Test (CET-6) (please note that this must be accompanied by at least a 6 week Pre-sessional English programme).
To apply for a single module please complete this application form and quote the module code: 11 36007
Learning and Teaching
Your lectures and seminars at the University of Birmingham’s Dubai campus will include:
- Two teaching weekends at the beginning and end of term
- Supported evening seminars
- Engaging online platform
There will be a practical final assessment based on University Masters’ level criteria.