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PU5518: HEALTH PROFESSIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

Health outcomes depend not just on an individual’s own behaviours, but also on the behaviour of health professionals, the behaviour of service providers and on the structure and organisation of health-relevant environments. This course equips students with basic professional practice skills and trains them how to identify and solve real world health problems using psychological theories and techniques.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Chantal Den Daas

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

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

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

Health outcomes depend not just on an individual’s own behaviours, but also on the behaviour of health professionals, the behaviour of service providers and on the structure and organisation of health-relevant environments. This course equips students with basic professional practice skills and trains them how to identify and solve real world health problems using psychological theories and techniques.

 

At the end of the course students will be able to

 

1.Demonstrate the basic interpersonal practitioner skills involved in common one-to-one psychological treatment techniques (e.g. motivational interviewing; health coaching; cognitive behavioural therapy, or similar)

  1. Identify patterns in patient-professional and professional-professional interaction and communication that are relevant to healthcare outcomes
  2. Self-reflect on own skills and competencies and understand opportunities for further training and progression
  3. Observe and critically analyse real-life situations to determine where and how psychological theory could be applied to improve health outcomes

 

Topics covered by the course include:

  • Fundamental practitioner skills (e.g. Motivational Interviewing; Health Coaching; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or similar)
  • Patient-professional communication/interaction
  • Behaviour change competencies
  • Teamwork and non-technical skills in health professionals

•Real life application of psychological theory


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 25 - 34, 37 - 38

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Practitioner Skills Video Clip

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Students to submit a video clip of themselves demonstrating basic practitioner skills.

Feedback for each assessment will be provided on an individual basis to students

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Real-world problem analysis

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Students to observe a health relevant service or environment, analyse where and how Health Psychology could be usefully applied to improve health outcomes, and reflect on the skills and competencies required to enact this plan.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Video coding task

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 10
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Students to use recognised coding frameworks to code the behaviours of health professionals in videoed interactions with patients and other professionals.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Oral Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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The method of resit for this course will be an oral examination lasting approximately 30 minutes. The resit does not cover individual assignments; it assesses students' understanding of the overall learning outcomes of the course.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandDemonstrate the basic interpersonal practitioner skills involved in common one-to-one psychological treatment techniques (e.g. motivational interviewing; health coaching; cognitive behavioural therapy
ReflectionAnalyseSelf-reflect on own skills and competencies and understand opportunities for further training and progression
ConceptualAnalyseIdentify patterns in patient-professional and professional-professional interaction and communication that are relevant to healthcare outcomes
FactualEvaluateObserve and critically analyse real-life situations to determine where and how psychological theory could be applied to improve health outcomes

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