In this year, students undertake a placement with within an organisation that delivers psychological services. During this time their work will be under the joint supervision of an academic member of staff and a supervisor within the placement setting. The placement is typically 30 weeks in duration, and starts in September. While on placement, the student keeps a reflective diary where they reflect on their experiences on the placement. They also complete a research project under the supervision of the placement supervisor and academic supervisor. Students are typically on placement 4 days a week, and the fifth day is dedicated to completing coursework. Students on placement attend 'Back to Kent' days, when they return to the University and meet with one another, and the Placement Degree convener, to discuss their experiences.
Total contact hours: 10
Private study hours: 590
Total study hours: 600
Compulsory to :
Psychology with a Placement Year (Previously titled Applied Psychology).
Psychology with a Placement Year with Clinical Psychology (Previously titled Applied Psychology with Clinical Psychology).
Method of assessment
Presentation 50% * this assessment takes place in the following academic session
Reflective Diary 30%
Supervisor Performance assessment 20%
Reassessment methods: Like for Like.
Reading list (Indicative list, current at time of publication. Reading lists will be published annually)
Buunk, A. P. & van Vugt, M. (2008). Applying Social Psychology: From Problems to Solutions. Sage: London, UK.
Other texts and key journal articles will be suggested by placement supervisor.
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 Demonstrate knowledge about, experience of, and insight into, the use of psychological knowledge by practicing professional psychologists in an applied work setting.
8.2 Apply skills and knowledge acquired during stages 1 and 2 in a placement setting.
8.3 Critically reflect on issues that arise in their placement.
8.4 Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, about their experience on placement and the use of psychological knowledge by practicing professional psychologists in an applied work setting.
The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
9.1 Demonstrate professional skills associated with working effectively in applied settings.
9.2 Reflect on performance in the workplace
9.3 Communicate effectively orally and in writing, using media appropriate to purpose.
9.4 Relate ideas to different audiences.
9.5 Apply numeracy and IT skills appropriately
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- The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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