PSY3029 : Psychological Enquiry 3: Psychological Literacy and Professional Skills
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Dr Patrick Rosenkranz
- Lecturer: Dr Amy Fielden
- Owning School: Psychology
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||5|
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
Psychological Enquiry 3 is the final in a series of modules designed to support student’s development of academic and professional skills as well as psychological literacy. Psychological literacy is defined as “the general capacity to adaptively and intentionally apply psychology to meet personal, professional and societal needs”. This module builds on previous Psychological Enquiry modules and furthermore draws on knowledge and skills gained from the wider degree programme. It provides the opportunity to develop and evidence competencies in preparation for life after graduation.
Outline Of Syllabus
Weekly interactive lectures and workshops on topics including:
• Applying psychology to meet your personal and professional needs.
• Planning your career.
• Critical and scientific thinking in the 21st century.
• Enhancing your social media presence,
• Using psychology to live a healthy, ethical and meaningful life.
• Intercultural competence and working with diversity.
• Coding and computer skills for psychologists.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||18||2:00||36:00||Interactive lectures|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||8:00||8:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||3||2:00||6:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||4||1:00||4:00||Enterprise challenge|
|Guided Independent Study||Reflective learning activity||1||46:00||46:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
At the end of this module, students will be able to:
1) Plan the next steps of their professional development.
2) Plan, design and write effective CVs as well as managing effective professional online presence.
3) Communicate effectively and professionally through different modalities.
4) Effectively disseminate their empirical project through an oral presentation.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||10||2||M||50||Individual presentation, 8 mins duration plus 2 minutes for Q & A|
|Reflective log||2||M||50||See further information below.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The reflective log is the main assessment of knowledge outcomes 1 – 3. Student will submit a reflective journal that evidences their development and application of psychological literacy and professional skills. This journal will also require the inclusion of action plans and CV, evidence of a professional social media profile to cover the attainment of these skill outcomes (1-3).
The oral presentation assesses skill outcomes 3 & 4. The topic of the presentation is the final year research project of the student. Presentations will be given as part of the final year project conference to a small group of their peers and will be marked by two members of staff.