CONDUCTING HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH - 2017/8
Module code: PSYM002
CROPLEY M Prof (Psychology)
Number of Credits
FHEQ Level 7
Module cap (Maximum number of students)
Overall student workload
Independent Study Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||ESSAY 1000 WORDS||25|
|Coursework||SYSTEMATIC REVIEW 3500 WORDS||75|
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
This module aims to provide students with advanced knowledge and understanding of methods, theory and practice in different types of assessment techniques used in Health Psychology research in accordance with requirements (stage 1) of the British Psychological Society's Division of Health Psychology accreditation criteria. This module addresses the following curriculum areas: research and research methods, contexts and perspectives in health psychology, physiological and psychosomatic disease processes, health-related behavior and cognitions, interventions and measurement issues. This module will help to prepare students to conduct research in an ethically and technically rigorous and practical manner.
Introduce students to a variety of approaches used in health psychology research
Help students to develop a comprehensive understanding of conducting research in an ethically and technically rigorous and practical manner
Introduce students to the methods used to conduct a systematic review of psychological research
|To discuss and be aware of the differences between the medical model and the biopsychosocial model||KCPT|
|To be able to conduct systematic research review within health psychology||KCPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Indicative content includes:
Thinking about health psychology research
Methods: Conducting systematic reviews Psycho-neuro-endocrinology Methods: psychophysiological
Epidemiology: observational studies & trials
Health psychology interventions
Getting published as a health psychologist
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
provide students with an understanding of the techniques used in health psychology research.
The learning and teaching methods include:
11 x 2hr lectures including in-class discussion and learning exercises
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate the application of research skills in health psychology.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
Essay 1000 words 25% (addresses learning outcome: 1) Submission: Week 6
Systematic Review 3500 words 75% (addresses learning outcome: 2) Submission: Week 12
Student will receive formative assessment based on group exercises and case studies completed in class.
Written feedback is provided by the course convenor on both assignments.
Reading list for CONDUCTING HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/psym002
Programmes this module appears in
|Health Psychology MSc||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Social Psychology MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
|Research Methods in Psychology MSc||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.