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PU5029: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH REVIEW (2020-2021)

Last modified: 04 Aug 2020 13:45


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 First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr J Allan

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)
  • MSc Health Psychology (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

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

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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Word Count 4500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualCreate1.Formulate clear and appropriate review questions
ProceduralCreate2.Formulate appropriate search parameters based on the review questions
ProceduralUnderstand3. Identify relevant literature from a range of sources
ProceduralEvaluate4. Critically evaluate the resulting literature
ReflectionCreate5. Narratively synthesise research evidence
ProceduralCreate6. Write a balanced and constructive review

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