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PU5029: HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH REVIEW (2022-2023)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:24


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?

  • 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

On completion of this course, students will be able to;

1. Formulate appropriate focus and scope for review and identify relevant literature
2. Critically evaluate and synthesise literature
3. Communicate concisely, clearly and with precision
4. Develop future directions for research and justify them based on gaps, limitations and areas of potential in the current literature


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 19

More Information about Week Numbers


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks 19 Feedback Weeks 22

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Feedback

Structured literature 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.
ConceptualEvaluateCritically evaluate and synthesise literature
ConceptualCreateDevelop future directions for research and justify them based on gaps, limitations and areas of potential in the current literature.
ProceduralCreateCommunicate concisely, clearly and with precision

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