Understanding Clinical Psychology

Module code: C8524
Level 6
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture
Assessment modes: Coursework

Mental health influences much of our everyday behaviour and interactions with others. This module introduces mental health issues and psychopathology impacting people across the lifespan. Students will learn how psychological diagnoses are made and how psychologists use theory to guide practice when treating patients. We will cover common disorders such as anxiety, depression, and dementia as well as contemporary evidence-based treatments, such as cognitive behavioural therapy.

Module learning outcomes

  • Systematically understand key aspects of clinical psychology
  • Show appreciation of the psychology study of mental illness
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of current approaches to diagnosing and treating mental illness