Foundations in Psychology: Health and Clinical

Module code: C8501
Level 3 (sub-degree)
30 credits in autumn & spring teaching
Teaching method: Seminar, Lecture, Revision *
Assessment modes: Coursework, Unseen examination

In this module, you're introduced to the psychological approach to understanding human behaviour - with a focus on topics within health and clinical psychology.

You evaluate theories and ideas with respect to empirical data, and apply the findings of Psychology to everyday experience.

You use a problem-based approach, and your topics may include, for example:

  • depression
  • personality in health
  • adherence to medications
  • schizophrenia.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge of key issues in the psychological approach to physical and mental health.
  • Communicate critical and theoretical ideas pertaining to Clinical and Health psychology clearly, within the framework of academic writing conventions appropriate to foundation year study.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the research methods used in the study of clinical and health psychology.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of statistical analysis used in clinical and health psychology, appropriate to foundation year study.