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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
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
Course typeDissertation AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits100 ECTS Credits50
SummaryA 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.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
Additional Information (Assessment) A thesis project of 25,000-35,000 words submitted for assessment. Examined in viva by internal and external examiners.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Course URL http://www.health.ed.ac.uk/clinicalpsychology/moreinfo/handbooks.htm
Graduate Attributes and Skills 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 secretaryMiss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889
Email: Kirsty.Gardner@ed.ac.uk
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