Postgraduate Course: DClinPsychol Thesis (CLPS12038)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 12 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course comprises the major research component of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, enabling trainee clinical psychologists to design, develop and undertake a significant original research project.
The thesis project is based upon original research relevant to clinical psychology practice and normally comprises a systematic review, a detailed methodology chapter and a journal article, and may contain additional chapters.
Please note that due to the nature of the course, which essentially takes part over 3 years for full time trainees (or 4-5 years for those with a specialist training route), the course credits are spread across the years of training. 20 credits are nominally allocated to year 1, 20 credits are nominally allocated to year 2 (or equivalent for specialist trainees). The total 140 credits are awarded in the final year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 55,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 72,
Fieldwork Hours 540,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 43,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 28,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
"Course runs for 3 years full time
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||A thesis project of up to 35,000 words submitted for assessment and examined in viva by an internal and an external examiner.
|No Exam Information
| Students who complete the DClinPsychol thesis should be able to:
¿ demonstrate an ability to critically evaluate applied psychological research,
¿ recognise ethical issues & apply for and obtain appropriate ethical approval.
¿ develop, design and conduct a significant clinically relevant research project under supervision leading to a systematic review and a research article.
¿ demonstrate originality and creativity in the development and application of new knowledge, understanding and practices
¿ exercise a high level of autonomy and initiative in their research activity
¿ capable of communicating research findings in a journal format at the standard expected of academic peer-reviewed work
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Paul Morris
Tel: (0131 6)51 3956
|Course secretary||Miss Kirsty Gardner
Tel: (0131 6)50 3889
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