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C85LSD Lifespan Development
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 15

Level: Level 5

Target Students:  DClinPsy students There is a limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by the Offering School in advance may be cancelled without notice.

Taught Semesters:

Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  In this module students are introduced to a developmental perspective that tracks an individual across the lifespan, taking account of the diversity of different developmental trajectories, and consolidates knowledge and skills acquired in previous modules by framing these within the evolving challenges faced by individuals as they progress from birth to old age. The module complements the adult focus of PRS and ICI by emphasising common clinical problem presentations of infants, children, adolescents and older adults.

Relationship to External Bodies Approved by HCPC. Accredited by BPS.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
Lectures, student led and tutor led seminars, skills workshops, role-plays, reflective practice groups, clinical presentations, group and individual tutorials, personal study and group learning. Please see DClinPsy online learning systems at Lincoln (and Nottingham) for the full module timetable.

Method of Assessment: 

Assignment 100 Essay of 5,000 words (including both a reflective section and a 500 word lay summary) or equivalent. All components must achieve a pass mark of 50%. 

Dr T Schroder

Education Aims:  The aims of this module are to impart to students a lifespan and developmental perspective which expands their knowledge, skills and experiences acquired with adults of working age. The module teaches students about common problems at the poles of human existence and encourages consideration of different developmental stages as they affect an individual’s presentation. The module extends students’ appreciation of issues of diversity, enhances their competence in applying their knowledge and skills to different client groups and introduces them to the challenge of applying clinical psychology to a wider range of settings, such as families and institutions, which is developed in subsequent modules.

Learning Outcomes:  

Offering School:  Medicine

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