The focus of this module is on developing students' understanding of how developmental psychology can be applied in professional settings. This module will provide students with an insight into how developmental psychology theory and methods are used in Professional settings e.g. education, healthcare, clinical.
Students will receive lectures from professionals working in Clinical psychology, Educational psychology and Speech and Language development. These contributors will explain, first-hand, current issues/problems in professional settings where developmental psychology is or could potentially provide insights/solutions the extent. The speakers will consider the role of developmental psychology in their professional settings, outline major theories that inform practice and critically evaluate the role of developmental psychology in their setting. Students will have an opportunity to hear about specific instances where theories and methods from developmental psychology can be applied to a particular problem or issue in a professional setting, referred to as 'Case Studies'.
Private Study: 178
Contact Hours: 22
Optional to the following courses:
• Clinical Psychology
• Developmental Psychology
• Social Psychology
Method of assessment
Main assessment methods
Poster A2 size; guidelines of 500 - 1000 words, but not prescriptive 40%
Essay 3000 - 3500 words 60%
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On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1 Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how developmental psychology theory and methods are used in professional settings e.g. education, healthcare, clinical.
2 Demonstrate understanding of the potential contribution Developmental Psychology research can make to professional settings e.g. education, healthcare, clinical.
3 Gain insight into current issues/problems in professional settings where Developmental Psychology is or could potentially provide insights/solutions.
4 Familiarise self with Case Studies illustrating Developmental Psychology in action in professional settings.
5 Develop own Case Study illustrating Developmental Psychology in action in professional settings.
6 Demonstrate key intellectual skills be critically evaluating the role of Developmental Psychology in professional settings, in terms of the relevance and usefulness of theory and methodologies used in Developmental Psychology.
7 Evaluate the contribution developmental psychology can make in professional settings.
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Credit level 7. Undergraduate or postgraduate masters level module.
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