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Postgraduate Course: Clinical Psychology 1 (CLPS12034)

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) Credits40
Home subject areaClinical Psychology Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is mandatory for all DClinPsychol first year postgraduate students. Students will develop a critical overview of the application of clinical psychology to a wide range of psychological disorders. Students will receive knowledge based sessions, leading to a critical analysis and understanding of the principle theories and practices typically used with adults with psychological disorders, adults with a learning disability, and in health psychology. In addition, students will receive practical training on using therapeutic skills most often encountered in these specialisms and will be taught sufficient generic awareness and understanding of these skills and knowledge to be able to apply them to novel problems and circumstances. Complex professional issues will be covered, including engagement, assessment, formulation, treatment and evaluation. The teaching also aims to deliver a detailed grounding in relevant issues in client, clinical work, service, legislation and professional areas. Controversies and debates within the specialisms will be explored and trainees will be expected to reflect upon these and reach independent, defendable conclusions regarding their own practice.
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:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 01/10/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 200, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 45, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 5, Formative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 137 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
On completion of the course the students should have the ability to demonstrate:
1. A critical, detailed and reflective understanding of the main theories, principles and concepts relating to the adult mental health, learning disability and health psychology specialties, including assessment, formulation, treatment and evaluation.
2. The ability to apply the concepts, theories and principles of the above specialties in an integrated, critical, ethical and professional way in clinical practice.
3. The ability to apply the knowledge and skills learned to develop creative and original responses to clinical problems and issues
4 The ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate the taught material and apply it to dealing with complex and novel situations and issues in an informed and reflective way.
Assessment Information
An extended case conceptualisation of 4000-6000 words, which will include a review and critique of relevant literature as it relates to an outline of a clinical case study, and the critical reflection of outcome and process of the case described.
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Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsClinical Psychology, Psychological Disorders, Assessment, Formulation, Intervention, Evaluation, Con
Course organiserDr Karen Mckenzie
Tel: (0131 6)51 3953
Course secretaryMrs Evelyn Kelly
Tel: (0131 6)51 3972
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