Module code: PSYM060

Module Overview

This module aims to provide students with knowledge and understanding of methods, theory and practice of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) used in Health Psychology. This module has been designed 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 for a British Psychological Society accredited Health Psychology Masters degree: health-related behavior and cognitions, interventions, healthcare and professional settings and professional issues.

Module provider


Module Leader

CROPLEY Mark (Psychology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 7

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 128

Lecture Hours: 11

Seminar Hours: 11

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites


Module content

Session 1 Introduction to CBT: Depression and Anxiety

Session 2 Mindfulness

Session 3 Mindfulness

Session 4 The CBT Model and its relevance to Health Psychology

Session 5 The CBT Style of Communication

Session 6 Assessment and Formulation in CBT

Session 7 Interviewing methods

Session 8 Goal setting and a step-by-step approach

Session 9 Methods of behaviour change

Session 10 Methods of cognitive change

Session 11 Facing death and other realistic hopelessness situations


Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PROJECT REPORT 4,500 - 5,000 WORDS 100

Alternative Assessment


Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate a critical understanding of the theory and application of cognitive behavioural therapy.

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

Coursework: Project Report 4,500 - 5,000 Words 100% (addresses learning outcome: 1) Submission: Week 13

Formative assessment

Student will receive formative assessment based on group exercises and case studies completed in class.


Written feedback is provided by the course convenor.

Module aims

  • To provide students with: a theoretical understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy practical skills used in CBT and a critical awareness of the importance of the issues of practising CBT

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Design or evaluate a CBT intervention for health psychology KCPT

Attributes Developed

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 theories, research evidence, and application of cognitive behavioural therapy.

The learning and teaching methods include:

11 x 2hr lectures including in-class discussion and learning exercises

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.

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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Health Psychology MSc 2 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 2022/3 academic year.