ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING FOR HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY - 2021/2
Module code: PSYM136
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We have updated key module information regarding the pattern of assessment and overall student workload to inform student module choices. We are currently working on bringing remaining published information up to date to reflect current practice in time for the start of the academic year 2021/22.
This means that some information within the programme and module catalogue will be subject to change. Current students are invited to contact their Programme Leader or Academic Hive with any questions relating to the information available.
This module provides students with an advanced knowledge of designing, conducting and writing up research in a particular field of psychology, in preparation for developing their own dissertations. The module will cover all aspects of the research process, including literature reviews, forming and testing hypotheses, ethical conduct, and collecting, analysing, interpreting and disseminating data.
SMITH Kimberley (Psychology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 7
JACs code: C841
Module cap (Maximum number of students): 27
Overall student workload
Workshop Hours: 11
Independent Learning Hours: 95
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes: • designing a study • conducting systematic reviews • methodological and ethical issues • drawing conclusions and writing for academia • conducting systematic reviews
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||3000 word systematic review||100|
3,000 word systematic review on the topic of the students choosing
- introduce students to a variety of approaches used in psychology research
- provide students with knowledge of research design
- provide students with an advanced understanding of thinking critically about this research
- develop scientific writing skills
- be able to conduct a systematic review
|001||Have an understanding of research methods relevant to health psychology||KCPT|
|002||To be able to conduct systematic research review within health psychology||KCPT|
|003||Develop critical thinking skills||CT|
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: • provide students with an understanding of the techniques used in health psychology research • encourage students to think critically about research • prepare students for their dissertations by developing research skills • develop communication skills through discussion. The learning and teaching methods include lectures and workshops
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: PSYM136
There is no alternative assessment for the systematic review as it is a core requirement of the BPS
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
|Health Psychology MSc||1||Compulsory||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 2021/2 academic year.