Foundations in Psychology: Health and Clinical A (C8501)

15 credits, Level 3 (sub-degree)

Autumn teaching

This module introduces a number of topics within clinical and health psychology, with an emphasis on mental health. You will study theory and research to help understand the nature of mental illnesses (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders), consider how these develop and can be treated. A problem-based approach will be used which means that the topics will be considered in the context of the problems that can be seen and observed in the world today (e.g., loneliness, worry, relationships). This provides learning opportunities for students through self-directed enquiry, dialogue and experiential engagement with topics and academic material.

Teaching and assessment

We’re currently reviewing teaching and assessment of our modules in light of the COVID-19 situation. We’ll publish the latest information as soon as possible.

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 30 hours of contact time and about 120 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: