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KL301B: COUNSELLING SKILLS DISSERTATION WITH GROUP INSTRUCTION (2014-2015)

Last modified: 21 May 2014 14:28


Course Overview

This course is an opportunity to start to think about the importance of the role of research as a counselling skills practitioner and will utilise a mix of theoretical and experiential methods.  Students will be supported in the construction and writing of the resulting dissertation, the methods of referencing and relaying data.  During the course, students will share and discuss their own work, providing peer group support and constructive criticism on preliminary drafts, with assistance from the tutor with research problems.  Individual tutorials will form part of the course.

 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Barbara Foad

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Following an introduction to the course and to group work, subsequent sessions will include guidance and instruction on a research project in Counselling Skills Theory. This will include guidance on keeping a research diary, collection of data, its organisation and collation and other relevant information. Students will be supported in the construction and writing of a dissertation on an approved topic and in methods of referencing and presenting data. During the course students will share and discuss their own work, providing peer group support and constructive criticism on preliminary drafts, with assistance from the tutor on research problems. Individual tutorials will form part of the course at the following stages: following submission of the original outline dissertation; following submission of of the final detailed plan; following the submission of a preliminary draft; in oral examination of the dissertation.

Further Information & Notes

See Course Prospectus  http://www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/counselling-skills.php for class days and times.  You must contact the Programme Co-ordinator , Barbara Foad  b.foad@abdn.ac.uk to register for a place. 
This course may not be suitable for anyone who is currently receiving Counselling  or has faced a serious emotional issue in the last six months.
You should plan to attend 100% of Lectures and Tutorials. 
 

Your class may include part-time students of all ages.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: research log 2500 words (15%); oral seminar presentation (10%); written dissertation 10000 words (75%) Candidates must acheive a CAS of 9 or greater in the oral seminar presentation in order to pass the course. Resit: No resit of oral seminar presentation; mark from first attempt will be carried forward if greater than CAS 9. One resubmission of Research Log (15%). One resubmission of Dissertation (75%).

Formative Assessment

Contributions to the seminar discussions with peer and tutor feedback. Research Log Feedback on research diary and collection of data. Individual tutorials.

Feedback

Tutors will give individual feedback as necessary during the course. This will be both verbal and in the form of written Feedback Sheets following submission of the original outline dissertation; following submission of of the final detailed plan; following the submission of a preliminary draft and after oral examination of the dissertation.

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