Integrated BSc Psychology for Medical Students
|Information About | All Programmes in the Division ||
|Structure of the Programme | More detail|
The programme is made up of four course units in total: six 0.5-unit modules and a 1.0-unit research project. Two of the 0.5 unit modules are compulsory, and they introduce core areas of psychology. The remaining four optional modules are at Third Year level. A large range of third year modules are available, details of which are provided at the induction meeting in May and at the start of term.
The research project can be carried out in one of the
department's laboratories or outside - for example, in a hospital ward
or clinic. Each module, apart from the research project, is taught in
15-25 lectures. One hour each week is spent in seminars with other
intercalating students. Much of the remaining time is spent following up
reading suggested in lectures, in writing essays and in preparing,
conducting and analysing the research project.
Every module that students attend will have clearly stated aims and objectives. These will be given with the lecture synopsis and reading lists that accompany the module. The reading lists will distinguish strongly recommended items from those which give background information.
A range of assessment methods is used: written exams, coursework, and project reports. Each module is assessed and examined separately in the same academic year in which you take it.
1) PSYC1105: Concepts and Methods in Psychology (½ CU)
2) PSYC1203: The Psychology of Individual Differences (½ CU)
|Optional Modules at Third Year Level|
Intercalating students are required to choose four Level 3 modules. The intercalated tutor will be able to advise on whether a given selection is appropriate
|Research Project (1CU)|
Terms 1 and 2
This is a piece of empirical/experimental research or computer modelling exercise on any broadly psychological topic. The department has teaching staff able to supervise projects in most areas of psychology, so a wide choice of topics is possible. Subjects studied in the past include post traumatic stress disorder, colour-blindness, effects of exercise on mood, satisfaction with obstetric care, dyslexia and complementary medicine, and neural mechanisms of memory.
A list of possible projects will be provided in the induction in May. For some online statistics support that you may find helpful, click here.
Fees and Funding
For information on fees, costs and funding, please see the Intercalated BSc Prospectus.
For details of how to apply please see the Medical School web-site.