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C85RPV Research Portfolio & Viva
(Last Updated:13 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 100

Level: Level 5

Target Students:  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology 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:

SemesterAssessment
Full Year Assessed by end of Designated Period 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module builds on the RDE and RLS modules. Students report on data collected as a result of research plans developed in year 1 (Research Proposal, RDE) and submit a portfolio containing: a portfolio abstract, a journal paper (formatted for a named peer-reviewed journal), an extended paper including an extended literature review (usually informed by, but not replicating, the completed RLS), extended methodology, analysis, results and discussion sections and reference list. In addition, they demonstrate their reflective practitioner stance with a reflective component and their readiness to disseminate their findings with a poster. Supportive materials (eg ethics approval, informed consent documentation, interview transcripts, questionnaires, etc) are included in appendices. Students submit a two-volume thesis. Volume 1 consists of the Research Portfolio and the Summary of Service-related Research and associated Impact. Volume 2 consists of three written case studies, previously submitted as assessments for FPB and SYP. Students defend their thesis at a viva-voce examination conducted by an internal and an external examiner, and make corrections and/or modifications as required by the examiners. Students use feedback to create a publication-ready Revised Journal Paper, which should provide the second publication resulting from their training experience. Relationship to External Bodies Approved by HCPC. Accredited by BPS.

Method and Frequency of Class:
Specific Activities are not listed
Further Activity Details:
Tutorials with clinical and academic research supervisors, workshops, reflective practice experiences, private study. Please see module information from module convenor for details.

Method of Assessment: 

Oral Exam 100 Research Project Portfolio conforming to guidelines.Viva voce with outcomes according to regulations. 

Convenor: 
Dr R Nair

Education Aims:  The aim of the module is to allow students to demonstrate their abilities to conduct and report on a doctoral level research project which makes an original contribution to knowledge in the field of clinical psychology. Students learn to collect, generate and / or scrutinise data appropriate to their enquiry, analyse the data using suitable quantitative and / or qualitative methods, discuss their findings in a scholarly style, reflect on their research experience in a structured format, and condense their research into a paper intended for submission to a named peer-reviewed journal, and a conference poster.

Learning Outcomes:  

Offering School:  Medicine


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