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

Postgraduate Course: DClinPsychol Thesis (CLPS12038)

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 Credits140 ECTS Credits70
SummaryThis 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.
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 Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 1400 ( 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 660 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) "Course runs for 3 years full time
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
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
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
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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