CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY - 2020/1
Module code: PSY3097
This module builds on the abnormal and clinical psychology knowledge acquired in previous years. The course aims are twofold. First, to introduce mental health issues dealt with in contemporary clinical psychology and second, to develop a critical understanding of the theories, methods and applications within contemporary clinical psychology. Its objective is to demonstrate how an understanding of mental health and mental health issues can help understand and change mental health and its treatment within clinical psychology settings.
Please note, students can only sign up for one clinical module: PSY3097 OR PSY3122 BUT NOT BOTH
SMITH Kimberley (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: C842
Module cap (Maximum number of students): 90
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
All Year 2 Psychology modules
You will be taught about different mental health issues by clinical psychologists working with different populations and researchers who have expertise in different clinical areas. Indicative content includes topics such as PTSD, autism, psychosis, social anxiety disorder and eating disorders.
Please note: Due to specialist clinical psychologists teaching on this module, some of the topics may change as teaching personnel change.
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Examination||120 MINUTE EXAMINATION||75|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- A critical understanding of: the theories and methods underpinning clinical psychology; the aetiology of psychological conditions and how psychological factors can influence wellbeing; and how psychological conditions can be treated and managed effectively.
- Evidence of engagement with the wider published literature surrounding key topic areas and demonstration of critical evaluation of this literature.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- One poster (poster will cover a 'debate' chosen from a list of possible topics) (25%)
- One 120 minute examination during the semester 1 exam period, where students answer two questions out of six (75%)
Students will receive feedback on their poster and exams as per the standard University convention. If there are consistent themes emerging from the poster feedback, these will be discussed with students en masse. Should students wish for more detailed feedback on their own performance, they will be encouraged to meet with the poster marker.
- As stated, this module aims to familiarize students with mental health issues and their treatment within clinical psychology. It builds on previous knowledge of abnormal and clinical psychology, imparted at lower levels, and teaches how to assess mental health and types of treatment. The module invites students to look closely into a set of mental health problems, and issues encountered in clinical psychology and demonstrates the types of treatment for these problems and how the issues presented can be dealt with. Students are encouraged to engage critically with published research in each of the respective areas
|1||A critical understanding of the theories and methods underpinning clinical psychology|
|2||A critical understanding of the aetiology of psychological conditions and how psychological factors can influence wellbeing|
|3||A critical understanding of how psychological conditions can be treated and managed effectively|
|4||Evidence of engagement with the wider published literature surrounding key topic areas and demonstration of critical evaluation of this literature|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
This module is made up of weekly (2hr) lectures and independent study. Each lecture will involve both lecture and discussion. Students will be encouraged to actively participate and ask questions. Lecturers will seek to facilitate group discussion where possible.
Lecture slides will be available on Surreylearn at least 48 hours before each lecture. Surreylearn will be a key resource for supplementary materials, links, and a dedicated discussion board.
Students will be encouraged to engage with the wider, and recent, published literature for each of the key topics covered. Lecturers will provide key references that students will be required to familiarise themselves with. The module will be supported by a number of core textbooks to support an understanding of key theories and models; however, the emphasis is very much on engagement with journal articles and other recent publications.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: PSY3097
This module has a capped number and may not be available to ERASMUS and other international exchange students. Please check with the International Engagement Office email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Programmes this module appears in
|Psychology BSc (Hons)||1||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% 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 2020/1 academic year.