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PS50051: Health psychology placement

[Page last updated: 02 August 2022]

Academic Year: 2022/23
Owning Department/School: Department of Psychology
Credits: 6 [equivalent to 12 CATS credits]
Notional Study Hours: 120
Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Academic Year
Dissertation period
Assessment Summary: CW 50%, OR 50%
Assessment Detail:
  • Oral presentation and poster (OR 50%)
  • Placement report (CW 50%)
Supplementary Assessment:
Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Requisites: While taking this module you are advised totake PS50055
Learning Outcomes: On completion of the placement, students will:
* Develop the skills required as autonomous researchers and for team work.
* Develop transferable skills that will prepare them for postgraduate employment or further study.

Aims: To provide students with the opportunity to develop skills as a scientist-practitioner by working closely with a psychologist working in a health-related setting.

Skills: Intellectual
* To gather information, data, research and literature from a broad range of sources relevant to health psychology
* To synthesise information from different sources of health psychology in order to gain a coherent understanding of the application of health psychology in practice.
Professional / Practical
* To be aware of ethical and professional issues in carrying out research and to put them into practice.
* Time management, organisation and administration skills
* Presentation skills and verbal communication
* To reflect on her/his academic performance and take responsibility for personal and professional learning and development.
* To develop sensitivity to the values and interests of other professionals and clients.

Content: The student will work alongside a psychologist in a health-related setting. Students are encouraged to take part in the daily life of the institution where they work, participate in meetings with other health professionals and clients, involve themselves in on-going projects and undertake a research project that is analysed and presented as a dissertation.

Programme availability:

PS50051 is a Designated Essential Unit on the following programmes:

Department of Psychology


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