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Assessment

The DClinPsy course has four examined components: 1) 4 Case Reports and 1 service-related research project, 2) 4 written exams, 3) 6 clinical placement periods and 4) A research thesis.

In this section you will find information about our assessment procedures for trainees, staff and supervisors. You can also find links to our formal regulations relating to the passing and failing of examined course work.

Trainees

Case Report Guidelines

The work clinical psychologists undertake is underpinned by their ability to apply models and theories, used in a reflective and an iterative way. Most clinical work can be seen as a process – assessment leads to hypotheses about how best to intervene, and monitoring the way the intervention unfolds gives feedback about how well these hypotheses fit the clinical picture. A sense of openness to this feedback and a capacity to reflect on one’s own practice (often through supervision) is also central. All of this represents clinical competence, and case reports are a chance for you to demonstrate this and your development as a clinician. As such, the course uses them as one of the indicators of your capacity to function as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist.

Overall they give us a chance to look at:

a) your developing clinical competence across a range of different types of work and setting, in the context of a range of theoretical perspectives

b) your ability to integrate academic and theoretical ideas with your clinical experience

c) your ability to reflect on the way in which clinical, professional and ethical issues interact and impact on your work

For general information on aims, format and breadth of content click here

For information on the Service Related Research Report click here

For information on submission, marking, passing and failing of case reports and service related research reports click here

Submission Deadlines

Course Submission Deadlines and Exam Dates 2014-15

2014 INTAKE

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

DATE RETURNED

Case Report 1 5 February 2015 12 March 2015
Case Report 2 7 May 2015 11 June 2015
Exam Paper 1  3 June 2015 TBC
Exam Paper 2  5 June 2015 TBC
Research Statement of Intent 14 May 2015 TBC

2013 INTAKE


 
Research Proposal  2 October 2014 n/a
Case Report 3 7 November 2014 12 December 2014
Case Report 4 18 March 2015 8 May 2015
Exam Paper 3  3 June 2015 TBC
Exam Paper 4  5 June 2015 TBC

2012 INTAKE


 
Case Report 5 17 October 2014 21 November 2014
Literature Review
TBC
n/a
Thesis Title/Abstract TBC
n/a
Thesis Submission TBC
TBC
Vivas TBC
n/a

Supervisors Form: Confirmation of Case Report Details

Exams

Examination information can be found here

Details on passing and failing examinations can be found here

Brief Exam Guidance can be found here

Study Time

In order to minimise disruption to placement work, we provide study time in the lead-up to the exams in what would otherwise be college teaching time. This means you will not have any automatic entitlement for leave from placement for exam revision and would have to take this as annual leave in negotiation with your supervisor.

Examination Dates

Times, location and candidate ID will be confirmed by UCL Exams Section via Portico

2014 Intake
Paper 1    3rd June 2015
Paper 2    5th June 2015

2013 Intake
Paper 3   3rd June 2015
Paper 4   5th June 2015

Past Exam Papers


Paper 1


Paper 2


Paper 3

Statistics Papers

2010 (data)

2011 (data)

Plagiarism

Plagiarism refers to passing off someone else's work as your own. It is a serious offence with potentially serious consequences. For further information including the UCL guidelines please click here

Extenuating Circumstances

This form should be used to notify the course of any circumstances likely to affect your examination performance. This includes written examination papers, the thesis viva, a clinical viva or significant extensions to case report deadlines.

Extenuating circumstances form


Assessment Regulations

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology has four examined components (case reports/service related research projects, exams, placements, thesis), all of which must be passed in order to qualify for the degree of DClinPsy. To read our Scheme of Award, which describes our assessed course work, please click this link.

All course work is overseen by the DClinPsy Exam Board, which consists of course staff and external examiners. The regulations concerning the role of the Board and the procedures that lay out the rules for passing and failing course work can be found in the Course Handbook.

Staff

Case Report Guidelines

For general information on aims, format and breadth of content  click here

For information on the Service Related Research Report click here


Case Report Marking

For details of marking, passing and failing case reports click here 

Case Report Markers & Deadlines

Granting Extensions

As course tutor you are able to grant extensions to course work submission dates. The usual grounds for an extension would be serious illness (for which a medical certificate will be required) or major life-events. Extensions should not be granted because of pressure of work or minor ailments.

Extensions up to one week

These are negotiated through discussion with the Course Tutor, who will then notify the Chair of the Board of Examiners via e-mail. The Chair will confirm the extension. The Course Tutor should notify the trainee stating the new submission date and copy this e-mail to the Academic Administrator.

Extensions longer than one week

Requests for longer extensions are also negotiated with the Course Tutor, but the Tutor will need to pass this request to the Chair of the Board of Examiners, who is empowered to make this decision. The trainee will usually be required to put the request in writing using the Extenuating Circumstances form (click here). The Chair will confirm the extension. The Course Tutor should notify the trainee stating the new submission date and copy this e-mail to the Academic Administrator.

Exam Marking

Extenuating Circumstances

Guidance and forms for thesis examiners

This section contains password protected access for staff examining trainee theses and clinical vivas.

Research Theses

  1. Guidelines for internal examiners
  2. Guidelines for external examiners
  3. Preliminary thesis report form
  4. Joint thesis report form

Clinical Vivas

  1. Guidelines for internal examiners
  2. Guidelines for external examiners
  3. Joint viva report form

Supervisors

Case Report Guidelines

For general information on aims, format and breadth of content  click here

For information on the Service Related Research Report click here

Supervisors Form: Confirmation of Case Report Details

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