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Information for module PALS0015

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Module code:PALS0015 (Add to my personalised list)
Title:Perspectives on Clinical Psychology
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser (provisional):Alana Loewenberger
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):3
Module prerequisites:None 
Module outline:Psychological disorders are common and very diverse across the lifespan. In this module, the most common disorders in childhood and adulthood will be discussed. The main theoretical models applied to psychopathology (biological, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic) will be critically examined, and the efficacy of recommended treatments on offer will be reviewed. The significance of experimental psychopathology to good clinical psychology research will be emphasised, and the common issues clinical psychological research encounters will be analysed. Controversies and issues, such as stigma, diagnosis, cultural issues, will be discussed throughout the module. 
Module aims:(1) Provide an overview of the main theoretical clinical models and treatment for the most common mental health disorders in childhood and adulthood. This includes depression, anxiety, personality disorder, schizophrenia, attention deficit and disruptive behaviour, eating disorders and challenging behaviour. (2) Introduce students to a range of research methods used in clinical psychology (3) Encourage critical evaluation of the scientific literature in this area  
Module objectives:Students will be able to: Understand and interpret research methods and findings in relevant fields of clinical psychology Describe theory-based interventions in childhood behavior disorders Describe theory-based interventions in adult behavior disorders Demonstrate understanding of the effects of communication difficulties on behavior disorders  
Key skills provided by module:The module directly supports the following standards: reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence; adopt multiple perspectives; detect meaningful patterns in behaviour and experience; pose and operationalise research questions; demonstrate competence in research skills through practical activities. 
Module timetable: 
Module assessment:

UG FHEQ Level 6

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%
    • Coursework (2,000 words) 50.00%

UG FHEQ Level 7

  • Standard assessment pattern:
    • Coursework (2,000 words) 50.00%
    • Unseen two-hour written examination 50.00%
Taking this module as an option?:Yes 
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