Current Trends in Clinical Psychology 4H PSYCH4081

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Psychology
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

To develop students' knowledge in current trends in Clinical Psychology and equip them with the skills relevant to assessing the effectiveness of present and new interventions.

Timetable

5 weeks (2 hours per week)

Requirements of Entry

Successful completion of level 3H psychology single honours

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Individual Case Study (2,500 words) worth 100% of the grade.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

To develop students' knowledge in current trends in Clinical Psychology. To equip them with the skills relevant to assessing the effectiveness of present and new interventions.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Discuss the development of psychology based interventions and their theoretical underpinnings

■ Evaluate clinical intervention in a range of clinical settings and disorders

■ Review and compare practical implementations of a range of psychological interventions.

■ Discuss current guidelines for treatment of complex psychological disorders

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.