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Postgraduate Course: Professional Context and Clinical Management (CLPS11013)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaClinical Psychology Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionIn this course students will learn about appropriate models of clinical care and clinical management within multi-disciplinary CAMHS settings. This course will provide an overview of clinical settings and professional systems of care within children and young peoples' health service settings. Introducing these systems, and roles within them, will include a clarification of professional roles and the ethical context of professional conduct.

Students will acquire an in depth working knowledge of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency service structures as these are represented in Child and Adolescent Mental Health settings throughout Scotland and the UK. Models of systemic working in this context will be applied to the clinical management and psychological therapies for key client groups. Students will gain critical insight and appraisal of developmentally based models of care and systemic practice.

The clinical management of clients should involve self-awareness of fitness to practice issues and boundaries of professional practice. Practitioners of applied psychology (clinical associate) will become sensitive to the importance of self-awareness and the need to appraise and reflect on their own practice. As reflective practitioners they will become aware of the importance of diversity, the social and cultural context of their work, working within an ethical framework, and the need of continuing professional and personal development.

Students will be introduced to a range of complex clinical presentations and disorders to provide them with a critical knowledge base from which to make appropriate clinical assessments, assessment of risk and recognising when referral onward is necessary.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Taught within set blocks amounting to 10 days of teaching with approximately 6.5 hours per day.
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Placement Study Abroad Hours 224, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Additional Notes Placements run throughout the year - not just in semesters.
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will be able to:
1) Demonstrate the ability to interact and work effectively with a range of health professionals in multi-disciplinary settings.
2) Collaborate with families and individuals in developing an optimal treatment plan.
3) Personalise and individualise the intervention.
4) Develop interventions that help to integrate the child's social development and integration.
5) Demonstrate competence to formulate psychological treatment and clinical management plans in a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency context.
6) Demonstrate competency to work within limits of clinical and professional competence and to utilise the wider clinical systems effectively in the clinical management of individuals and families.
Assessment Information
Evaluation of Clinical Competency
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserMr Matthias Schwannauer
Tel: (0131 6)51 3954
Course secretaryMrs Lorna Sheal
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970
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