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Module code:SPSC4003(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Health Psychology Across the Lifespan
Credit value:1
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Janet Collier
Organiser's location:Room 202, Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):4,
Module prerequisites: 
Module outline:Drawing primarily on work in health and clinical psychology, this unit/study area focuses on aspects of health and healthcare research, policy and practice relevant to speech and language therapy (SLT). One main theme of the unit focuses on SLT services and how they are delivered. A second main theme focuses on issues of mental health relevant to SLT and their incorporation within SLT clinical practice. While the range of disorders crosses the lifespan, most of the focus is on acquired disorders, and this unit therefore complements other final year teaching on acquired disorders such as that in SPSC4801/B2 and SPSC4002/B3. The unit will draw on skills from other units/study areas including psychology (SPSC3004) and the professional study units.  
Module aims:The aims of the unit are to: - develop students\' understanding of SLT service delivery including relevant policies and practices concerning the contexts within which the SLT delivers a service (the National Health Service (NHS); the multi-disciplinary team (MDT)) and different ways in which services are delivered to clients with communication difficulties (eg individual and group therapy; the role of voluntary agencies). - develop students\' knowledge and understanding of mental health disorders and models of mental health - develop students\' knowledge and understanding of how mental health disorders and models of mental health are incorporated by SLTs in their clinical work  
Module objectives:Knowledge and Understanding By the end of the course unit/study area students will be able to: - display an awareness of the importance of health and clinical psychology and of current healthcare research, policy and practice for the work of the SLT - display an awareness of relevant and contemporary issues of SLT service delivery - understand the importance and relevance of findings into mental health disorders and the relevance of mental health concepts for the work of the SLT  
Key skills provided by module:By the end of the course unit/study area students will be able to: - describe relevant and current issues concerning service delivery and the contexts speech and language therapists work within, in particular the relevant current policies of the NHS and how these impact on speech and language therapy services - describe the relevance of psychology to understanding the health concerns, including depression and loss, of people with communication impairments and their significant others - apply the knowledge and skills outlined above to a particular service of which they have experience and be able to present their findings by giving a structured and professional presentation to an audience, including providing handouts, using audio-visual facilities, and answering questions Students will be assisted in achieving these learning outcomes through: - teaching of the syllabus outlined below - discussion of the integration of theory and practice in lectures and class workshops - formative feedback from lecturers and peers on the student\'s presentation skills (including handout, audio-visual presentation and ability to answer questions) and content of presentation on speech and language therapy provision within the context of current NHS frameworks  
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:Oral coursework presentation 25.00%.
Unseen three-hour written examination 75.00%. 
Notes: - Large group teaching sessions - Feedback from tutors and peers on oral presentation - Practical workshop material within lectures  
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