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PU5029: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH REVIEW (2021-2022)

Last modified: 16 Aug 2021 13:56


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 Clare Cooper

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


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 9 - 11, 17

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

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 22

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Feedback

 Structured literture review.

Students receive feedback from supervisors on one draft prior to submission and then formal feedback, rubric and grade within 3 weeks of submission

 

 

 

Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyFormulate appropriate focus and scope for review and identify relevant literature.
ConceptualCreateDevelop future directions for research and justify them based on gaps, limitations and areas of potential in the current literature.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate and synthesise literature
ProceduralCreateCommunicate concisely, clearly and with precision

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyFormulate appropriate focus and scope for review and identify relevant literature.
ProceduralCreateCommunicate concisely, clearly and with precision
ConceptualCreateDevelop future directions for research and justify them based on gaps, limitations and areas of potential in the current literature.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate and synthesise literature

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