PSY2015 : Introduction to Professional Skills

ECTS Credits: 0.0


This stage 2 module provides only the introduction component of the stage 3 Professional Skill in Psychology module (PSY3029). It contains no assessed components.
The module’s aims are: (1) to ensure that students gain the necessary skills and experience required for their Stage 3 Empirical Projects (e.g. ethics approvals and risk assessment processes, constructing research proposals, scientific methodology and design) and (2) to bring their employability skills (e.g. oral presentations, CV writing and awareness of their relevant work experience and transferrable skills) to the fore by reflecting upon the Psychological skills they have acquired during their studies.

Outline Of Syllabus

Ethics in research
Risk assessment
Research and experimental design
Constructing a research proposal
Experimental design
Introduction to E-Portfolio: documenting achievements and skills using the University’s Graduate Skills Framework.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical22:004:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops51:005:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures will be used to introduce new knowledge and concepts. The workshops will be used for group reading and discussions (e.g. ethics and how to design experiments).

Assessment Methods

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

Assessment Rationale And Relationship


Reading Lists