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PS10153: Psychological skills

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Further information on credits Credits: 6      [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: 120
Further information on unit levels Level: Certificate (FHEQ level 4)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 2
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: CW 67%, ES 33%
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Essay (ES 33%)
  • CW (portfolio) (CW 67%)
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
Students who complete this unit will have considered the conceptualisation of professional learning as a lifelong endeavour.
They will explore issues in the fields of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.
They will consider the range of learning opportunities and forms of learning support.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit:
* Students will be able to examine the processes and stages involved in professional induction and professional development within psychology and work contexts.
* Students will be aware of a number of different stress management techniques.
* Students will be aware of the professional ethical issues facing professional psychologists today.

Is able to take charge of their own learning, and can reflect and evaluate personal strengths and weaknesses for the purposes of future learning. (T/F A)
Can communicate ideas and research findings both effectively and fluently by written, oral and visual means. (T/F A)

Students who complete this unit will examine the idea that professional development is a key responsibility of a professional psychologist.
The processes and stages of career-long professional development will be analysed from theoretical, historical and contemporary perspectives.
Continuing professional development contexts for a professional psychologist will be explored, compared and contrasted in the light of current debates about lifelong learning and continuing professional development.
The importance of continuing professional development to a professional psychologist will also be considered in the contexts of self-development and of acting as a facilitator for other's development.
The unit will also include workshops on interview training, stress management, leadership and interpersonal skills, psychological testing, computer literacy and CV building.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

PS10153 is Optional on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology