Single Module Level 7

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Physical Health (Level 7, 30 credits)




One semester

Next enrolment

January 2025


In a nutshell

This module is a theoretical and evidence-based introduction to using CBT with clients who have physical health conditions and those who require chronic disease self-management.

You will:

  • be taught by creative subject experts who are engaged in cognitive behavioural practice
  • develop therapeutic skills for assessing and managing medically unexplained symptoms
  • enhance your career prospects with relevant skills and knowledge
Course details

All about the course

This module explores:

  • The theoretical and evidence-based introduction to using CBT with clients who have physical health conditions and those who require chronic disease self-management
  • The use of CBT, enabling you to work specifically with clients who require chronic disease self-management
  • Therapeutic skills for assessing and managing medically unexplained symptoms
  • Effectiveness of CBT interventions for physical health problems and medically unexplained symptoms.

Please note that it may not be possible to deliver the full list of options every year as this will depend on factors such as how many students choose a particular option. Exact modules may also vary in order to keep content current. When accepting your offer of a place to study on this programme, you should be aware that not all optional modules will be running each year. Your tutor will be able to advise you as to the available options on or before the start of the programme. Whilst the University tries to ensure that you are able to undertake your preferred options, it cannot guarantee this.

What will I be doing?


  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Group work
  • Independent directed study


  • Written continuous assessment – 100%

The School of Health and Society

The School of Health and Society is a forward-thinking, dynamic school with a commitment to lifelong learning and real world impact.

Our courses are informed by the latest research and we work closely with organisations from both the public and private sector to ensure our teaching is at the forefront of practice.

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What about after uni?

This module can be taken as stand-alone for the purposes of continuing professional development. You will be able to apply what you have learnt to practice and improve the quality of your care.

Career Links

We work with over 100 health and social care organisations so our links with industry are very strong. These relationships will be of direct benefit to you because our academic team work in practice in some of these organisations at a senior level so are able to keep you at the forefront of developments in the sector, which in turn help you provide a better service.


What you need to know

This module is relevant to a range of professionals, including counsellors, psychotherapists and psychological therapists and those working in the NHS.

    Standard entry requirements

    Previous study and experience

    An upper second class honours degree in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing.

    Alternative entry requirements

    Accreditation of prior learning (APL)

    We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

    The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

    Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

    How much?

    Type of study Year Fees
    Part-time 2024/25 £1,470 per 30 credit module
    Part-time 2025/26 £1,530 per 30 credit module

    Additional costs

    You should also consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits.

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    Enrolment dates

    January 2025