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Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with (a) an opportunity to complete a thorough and comprehensive review of the existing literature on a clearly defined topic in an area of interest to Health Psychology, and (b) the academic skills to search, synthesise and clearly present in writing a large amount of research evidence.

Working largely independently with the support of an academic supervisor, students on this course will produce a substantial literature review of a publishable standard. Reviews may be either narrative or systematic depending on the topic area.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Clare Cooper
  • Dr Pamela Rackow

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

  • MSc Health Psychology (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

Topics covered:

·Principles of literature reviewing

·Literature searching

·Critical writing

·Building an argument

·Editing and revising drafts

·Applying APA standards to a written assignment

·Review topics vary but will be relevant to Health Psychology and reflect student interests

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University week s 7 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

A 4500 word research review summarising and critically appraising the research evidence in an agreed area and culminating in a concrete question for future research.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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