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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Health in Social Science : Clinical Psychology

Postgraduate Course: D.Clin.Psychol. Thesis (CLPS12017)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate) Credits100
Home subject areaClinical Psychology Other subject areaNone
Course website http://www.health.ed.ac.uk/clinicalpsychology/moreinfo/handbooks.htm Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionA thesis project based upon original research relevant to clinical psychology practice. The thesis comprises a systematic review, a detailed methodology chapter, a journal article, an additional results chapter and a discussion chapter.

& Systematic review. In format that would be suitable for publication once completed

& Methodology. A detailed description of the methods employed that would enable other researchers to replicate the project in all important respects.

& Journal article. Key results presented in the format of a suitable peer reviewed journal and adhering to the author guidelines for that journal. A list of suitable research journals will be made available and the course team will consider adding other journals to this list where suggested.

& Additional Results. Additional results which cannot be outlined fully in the journal article will be presented in this chapter.

& Discussion. An integration of the study findings into the context of the existing literature, including discussion of strengths and limitations of the study and any implications of the study for clinical practice and / or future research.
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
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
- To develop ability to design, conduct & write up a significant clinical research project.

- To recognise ethical issues & apply for and obtain appropriate ethical approval.

- To prepare a systematic review.

- To demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate research.

- To develop ability to present findings in the format of a journal article.
Assessment Information
A thesis project of 25,000-35,000 words submitted for assessment. Examined in viva by internal and external examiners.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsThesis; Research; Systematic Review; Journal Article; Psychology; DClinPsychol
Contacts
Course organiserDr Paul Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3956
Email: P.G.Morris@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Evelyn Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
Email: Evelyn.A.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
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