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CO3502: COUNSELLING SKILLS DISSERTATION WITH GROUP INSTRUCTION (2017-2018)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 18:26


Course Overview

Students have an opportunity to explore the role of research as a counselling skills practitioner and will utilise a mix of theoretical and experiential methods.

See 'Further Information & Notes'.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Salma Siddique

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


Course Description

Following an introduction to the course and to group work, subsequent sessions will include guidance and instruction on a research project in Counselling Skills Theory. This will include guidance on keeping a research diary, collection of data, its organisation and collation and other relevant information. Students will be supported in the construction and writing of a dissertation on an approved topic and in methods of referencing and presenting data. During the course students will share and discuss their own work, providing peer group support and constructive criticism on preliminary drafts, with assistance from the tutor on research problems. Individual tutorials will form part of the course at the following stages: following submission of the original outline dissertation; following submission of of the final detailed plan; following the submission of a preliminary draft; in oral examination of the dissertation.

Further Information & Notes

This course may not be suitable for anyone who is currently receiving counselling or has faced a serious emotional issue in the last six months.

Students must attend 100% of lectures and tutorials. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Theory
  • Master Of Arts In Psychology With Counselling Skills

Contact Teaching Time

42 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: research log 2500 words (15%); oral seminar presentation (10%); written dissertation 10000 words (75%) Candidates must acheive a CAS of 9 or greater in the oral seminar presentation in order to pass the course.
Resit: No resit of oral seminar presentation; mark from first attempt will be carried forward if greater than CAS 9. One resubmission of Research Log (15%). One resubmission of Dissertation (75%).

Formative Assessment

Contributions to the seminar discussions with peer and tutor feedback. Research Log Feedback on research diary and collection of data. Individual tutorials.

Feedback

Tutors will give individual feedback as necessary during the course. This will be both verbal and in the form of written Feedback Sheets following submission of the original outline dissertation; following submission of of the final detailed plan; following the submission of a preliminary draft and after oral examination of the dissertation.

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