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Postgraduate Course: Case Study 4 (CLPS12011)

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 12 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaClinical Psychology Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionStudents are required to submit a case report describing an assessment or intervention, typically carried out during their fourth clinical placement of the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, although this may be deferred to a later placement depending on their Individual Training and Development Plan (ITDP). The focus of the reported intervention can be an individual, a group, or an institution. Where the focus is an individual, case reports might describe a course of therapy, a rehabilitation programme, or an individual teaching programme. Group-focused interventions include family therapy, social skills training groups, anxiety management groups, and so on. Students are required to describe the clinical work carried out, make links to and critically evaluate relevant research and literature, and to reflect on the strengths and limitations of the clinical work carried out.
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 Full Year, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
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Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will demonstrate:

- A critical overview of key contemporary psychological theories, principles and concepts relating to the application of psychological skills and knowledge to the clinical problem/s described.

- An understanding of the social context within which psychological problems may develop, and how environments may be modified to ameliorate problems.

- An understanding of the policy, legislative and planning contexts of the services in which clinical practice is undertaken.

- Their ability to describe how very complex clinical information was obtained, summarised and synthesised from a range of sources, and how informed judgements were made, at times in the absence of complete or consistent information.

- Their ability to demonstrate competence in conducting analyses of problems, while considering a range of possible solutions.

- Their ability to evaluate the efficacy of treatments and work within a framework of evidence based practice, drawing from the professional knowledge base.

- Their ability to apply a constant and integrated approach to the critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas, information and issues which arose both as part of the case work, and during the period of reflection following the completion of clinical work.

- Competence in monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness, social validity and wider impact of psychological interventions.
Assessment Information
Case study reports should be between 3,000-5,000 words in length, not including references and appendices.
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Transferable skills Not entered
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Course organiser Course secretaryMrs Evelyn Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
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