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PS5523: ETHICAL AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 12 Jul 2017 11:39


Course Overview

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. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ceri Trevethan

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.  

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master Of Science In Foundations Of Clinical Psychology

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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). 

Formative Assessment

Participation in class debate.

Feedback

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.

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