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C84CSW Consultancy Skills
(Last Updated:06 September 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 10

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Postgraduate students in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology. Limited number of places on this module. Students are reminded that enrolments which are not agreed by offering school in advance may be cancelled without notice. Available to JYA/Erasmus 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.  Available to JYA/Erasmus students.

Taught Semesters:

Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: A degree in psychology, or other relevant subject with the permission from the Head of Institute.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module covers the core consultancy skills required by those studying occupational, work and organisational, occupational health and health psychology. It also considers ethical issues and the Code of Conduct of the British Psychological Society.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Workshop 4 weeks1 per week6 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:
2 x 1 day workshop sessions with preparatory and follow-on work. T Workshops involve senior academic staff with experience of consultancy work. Contact time: 2 x 6-hour workshop sessions; preparatory work: 20 hours; follow-on work: 6 hours: self study (including completion of coursework): 54 hours.

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 1 x 3000 word report 

Dr A Santos

Education Aims:  The module aims to provide students with a basic knowledge of consultancy skills: how to deal successfully with organisations and professional bodies.

OBJECTIVES: On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Learning Outcomes:  Transferable skills include:

Cognitive Skills: problem-solving, analysis & synthesis, critical evaluation, self-evaluation, independent learning and group learning.

Practical Skills: time management and IT.

Professional Skills: teamwork, oral communication, written communication, project design, professional/ethical conduct and client-focused report writing.

Offering School:  Medicine

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