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The course is designed to provide students with a thorough appreciation of issues in applied psychology, knowledge of the skills required to apply psychology effectively, and a detailed understanding of their chosen focus of application. The themes of analysis, intervention and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of the course, which establishes a firm basis for students to further professional training and development in psychology. The core modules provide training in research methods and professional issues. Optional modules enable further development of these competencies and knowledge while enabling students to consider their application in specified content areas.
The following two core modules are compulsory and will be offered every year:
- Philosophical and professional issues in applied psychology
- Research Methodology and Statistics
In general, optional modules will be offered every year (subject to staff availability, timetabling constraints and demand). The following is an example of the range of modules that have been offered:
- Theory of Psychotherapy
- Introduction to psychometrics
- Applied behaviour analysis
- Applied psychology
- Health psychology
- Issues in child and adolescent clinical psychology
- Issues in adult clinical psychology
- Issues in clinical psychology and intellectual disability
In addition, all students will be required to submit a dissertation based on an empirical investigation of a topic in applied psychology.