Introduction to Clinical Psychology - PSYC3140
This module will introduce students to key topics in Clinical Psychology. In particular, this module will focus on (1) fundamental applications of psychology, as a science, for understanding important clinical issues, and (2) key research methods common in clinical psychological research. Throughout the module, students will be encouraged to apply contemporary psychological concepts and methods to understand the important clinical psychological issues outlined.
Total contact hours: 22
Private study hours: 128
Total study hours: 150
Compulsory to Psychology with Clinical Psychology BSc/MSci
Available as an elective module. Available to Short Term Credit Students.
Method of assessment
Examination 2 hours 100%
Reassessment methods: Like-for-like.
Reading list (Indicative list, current at time of publication. Reading lists will be published annually)
Cheshire, K., & Pilgrim, D. (2004). A Short Introduction to Clinical Psychology. SAGE Publishing.
Davey, G., Lake, N., & Whittington, A. (2015). Clinical Psychology (2nd Edition). Routledge.
See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)
The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
8.1 Understand the practical role played by contemporary clinical psychologists in society
8.2 Demonstrate a knowledge of clinical psychology as a discipline and research methods used within clinical psychology
8.3 Demonstrate awareness of the fundamental application of psychology, as a science, to understand key clinical issues
8.4 Demonstrate understanding of key concepts and sub-topics within clinical psychology and how they relate to each other (i.e. ability to synthesise core concepts within clinical psychology)
8.5 Evaluate core theories and research in clinical psychology
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of theoretical and methodological approaches used in psychology
9.2 Demonstrate independent learning and research skills required to support academic learning and development
Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
- ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
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