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An awareness of the importance of ethical and professional issues is an essential part of the practice of clinical psychology and related professions. This course highlights key ethical and professional issues, exploring case examples in the context of current professional guidelines to enable you to confidently identify issues and develop a practical understanding of current professional practice.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
An awareness and understanding of key ethical and professional issues is essential to the effective and safe practice of clinical psychology and related professions. This course aims to provide an opportunity for students to become aware of and develop a practical understanding of a range of important ethical and professional issues by exploring case examples in the context of current professional guidelines. Current procedures for the process of ethical approval for clinical research will also be a focus. These aims will be achieved through tuition, workshops, directed self-study, experiential exercises, class debate and written assignments.
Students will be required to provide feedback and commentary to their peers in a variety of ways and will receive feedback on their contributions to group tasks and activities.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st attempt: Mock NRES Ethics Submission (60%); Essay on ethical/ professional issue (40%).
Resit: Similar to first attempt, with existing pass mark carried forward so that resit is only needed for failed element(s).
Participation in class debate.
Feedback on assessments will be provided according to University procedures. It is anticipated that this will be in the form of written feedback for the written assignments. Verbal feedback will be provided for participation in the class debate.