Psychology

Clinical Psychology

Module code: C8002
Level 6
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework, Essay

This module will give you an insight into aetiology, assessment, treatment, and service provision in clinical psychology in the UK. Selected topics covering adult psychological disorders, child and adolescent problems, the neuropsychology of psychological disorders, and learning disabilities are presented mainly by practising clinical psychologists with expertise in these areas. At the end of the module you should be able to describe theories of the aetiology of a selected range of disorders, and compare treatment used across a range of disorders and client groups.

Module learning outcomes

  • Describe and evaluate theories of the aetiology of a selected range of psychological disorders.
  • Describe, evaluate and compare treatments and service provision across a range of client groups.
  • Describe, evaluate and compare treatments used across a range of psychological disorders.
  • Describe and evaluate the contribution made by clinical psychologists to the diagnosis, assessment, and treatment of psychological disorders in the UK.