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PSY8034 : Professional Issues in Clinical, Health and Forensic Psychology

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aim of this module is to introduce students to a range of professional issues relevant to the work of clinical forensic and health psychologists. This will equip them with the knowledge they need to make reasoned choices about their future career plans and with some of the knowledge they need to get those plans in train.

Outline Of Syllabus

Topics covered will fall under the general rubrics of: diversity, service users' input, forensic settings, personal and professional development, supervision, leadership and management.

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials81:008:00Non-synchronous online delivery of teaching materials and activities to support student learning
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion501:0050:00
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops82:0016:00Synchronous group online sessions / PIP discussions & group activities Sync Online: 8hrs PIP: 8hrs
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study261:0026:00
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Non-synchronous online structured activities will be the main way to impart factual knowledge and to stimulate interests in the topic areas Workshops will provide students with current knowledge about the working environment from clinical, forensic and health psychology experts which directly relates to the skills outcomes identified in numbers 1-3 above. Present-in-person teaching (PIP) sessions across the module will be delivered to half the cohort every week and will be used to engage students in discussion and debate with the session facilitators. This will encourage independence and self-motivation. These relate to skills 4 and 5 and to their related knowledge outcomes.

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written exercise1M100This will be a critical reflection on a learning incident in the series of lectures. Word limit 2,000 words.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The assessment follows the course of the teaching and learning and is in line with the stated aim of this module which is to introduce students to a range of professional issues relevant to the work of clinical, forensic and health psychologists. In order to enhance skills which will be important in future clinical-related job interviews, the assessment is a critical reflection on identified incidents in the learning process.

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