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C84PSH Professional Skills in Health Psychology
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  Restricted to students registered on the MSc Health Psychology, Division of Rehabilitation & Ageing. 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:

Full Year Assessed by end of Summer Vacation 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  The module covers:

(a) key professional skills within health psychology such as communicating with different health professionals and populations and presenting key research findings.

(b) career development and planning, including CV development and interview skills.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Lecture 10 weeks1 per week4 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

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Coursework 1 100 Portfolio 

Dr H Buchanan

Education Aims:  This modules aims to provide students with an introduction to the key professional skills in health psychology, as well as a platform to develop these skills. The module also aims to provide a platform for both group and individual career development and planning.

Learning Outcomes:  By the end of the module, students will be able to:

1. Critically reflect on their own personal and professional development

2. Demonstrate key professional skills in health psychology

Offering School:  Medicine

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