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C84SKI Clinical Skills
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Students registered on the MSc Rehabilitation Psychology, Division of Rehabilitation and Ageing.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module will introduce students to practical skills needed for working with clients in a health care setting. Practical training will be given in interviewing, assessment and counselling. Theoretical models will be linked to clinical practice. Evidence to support clinical skills will be considered.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Seminar 5 weeks1 per week3 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 3,000 words essay 

Dr S Thomas

Education Aims:  This module aims to develop the practical skills for working with patients in health care settings. It allows students to link the theoretical models of assessment and intervention with their application in practice.

Learning Outcomes:  

Knowledge and understanding:

  1. Scientific evidence and methods relevant to rehabilitation.
  2. Psychological models of assessment and rehabilitation.
  3. The management mood and behaviour problems in rehabilitation settings.
Intellectual Skills:

  1. Analyse and interpret evidence.
  2. Display the skills of problem-solving and reasoning.
  3. Demonstrate independence of thought.
  4. Critically evaluate alternative methods of assessment and treatment in rehabilitation practice.
  5. Problem-solve in relation to psychological, social and contextual issues in rehabilitation

Professional Practical skills

  1. Written communication and presentation.
  2. Time management

Transferable Skills:

  1. Communicate effectively in writing.
  2. Search and retrieve information from databases and the Internet.
  3. Ability to critically evaluate research literature.
  4. Ability to integrate information from diverse sources and show breadth of vision.
  5. Problem solve in rehabilitation psychology.

Offering School:  Medicine

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