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Postgraduate Course: Early Years and Early Intervention (CLPS11039)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits10 ECTS Credits5
SummaryThe emphasis of this course is the early years of life, promoting awareness of factors which can either enhance or negatively impact upon a child's psychological/emotional development. The course will equip students with knowledge of these social, psychological and biological risk and protective factors, and understanding of how these inform early intervention frameworks.

The course will also focus on training students in empowering children, young people and families to recognise their strengths and develop resilience. Through evidence-based models of intervention, students will learn how vulnerable families can be helped to foster positive relationships (including positive parenting), utilise support in their community and from professional systems.

The early management of developmental psychopathology and difficulties in children and young people will also be covered.

Please note: this course is available to students on the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People programme only.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Please note: this course is available to students on the MSc Applied Psychology for Children and Young People programme only.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 100 ( Lecture Hours 91, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 7 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Evaluation of Clinical Competency
Feedback Feedback will be received throughout the clinical placement.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the interpersonal, societal, cultural and biological factors which underpin the presentation of clients' difficulties.
  2. Show critical awareness of risk and protective factors in the assessment of, and intervention for problems occurring early in the life cycle, and early in the problem cycle.
  3. Use a range of evidence based psychological approaches to assess, formulate and plan appropriate and flexible treatment interventions.
  4. Use a range of communicative skills and psychological techniques to implement interventions through and with other professionals for the benefit of clients, their carers (formal and informal), or within systems.
  5. Draw on critical reflections of their own professional role and responsibilities to recognise when intervention is inappropriate, or where further intervention is inappropriate.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information Taught within set blocks amounting to 10 days of teaching with approximately 6.5 hours per day
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Fiona Duffy
Tel: (0131 6)51 3935
Course secretaryMrs Clara Shaw
Tel: (0131 6)50 3037
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