Professional Skills in Psychology
Rhedir gan School of Psychology
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Judith Roberts
The aim of this module is to give the student an overview of applied psychology from a variety of contexts as well as getting a thorough grounding in how psychological knowledge is applied, and the professional issues associated with that application. It will give the student the opportunity to further develop professional skills alongside an established career e.g. social work, nursing or as a starting point for those who wish to pursue a career in clinical and health settings; this module will be particularly useful for students wishing to pursue a career in an area of applied psychology. This module will also offer an ideal starting point for those who wish to pursue a career in clinical and health research. The module content will focus on applied psychology within the United Kingdom.
The workshops will allow the student to practice and develop practical skills such as group working, identifying personal leadership skills, reflective practice, and discussing case studies in small groups.
Course content will include the following – • Applied psychology and career pathways – professional standards • Working across different disciplines (child, adult, learning disability, older adult) • Working as a scientist practitioner/evidence based practice • Communication across disciplines in applied psychology • Ethical practice and decision making • Reflective practice • Leadership • Supervision within professional practice • Equality and diversity • Avoiding burnout (workplace stress/demands/risk)
C- to C+ - The work only demonstrates knowledge of key areas/principles of applied psychology and there is limited evidence of originality or of background study - The work contains some irrelevant material and weaknesses in structure - Arguments are presented but they lack coherence - The work contains factual errors with little evidence of problem solving - There are weaknesses in the standard of the presentation and its accuracy
B- to B+ - Work displays sound knowledge and understanding of applied psychology but with some limitations - There is evidence of background study - There is evidence of self-reflection during group work - The work had a defined and logical structure but with some weaknesses in the way in which arguments are presented - There is some original interpretation of topics - The work is presented carefully with accurate information and few factual errors
A- to A** - Work displays comprehensive knowledge and detailed understanding of applied psychology, reflecting extensive background study - The work displays self-reflection of own input into group work and the application of this to other areas - The work is highly focussed, well structured, logically presented and with defended arguments - The work considers the topics in an original way and demonstrates the writer’s decision-making skills in novel situations - The work is presented to a high standard with accurate information and no factual errors
Have an understanding of the importance of critically evaluating and reflecting on one’s own clinical practice and continuing professional development.
Demonstrate good communication skills within collaborative working relationships with peers and understand how this relates to working within multi-disciplinary team settings.
Demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics and accountability and the need to remain within the British Psychological Societies code of ethics and practice within the Health Professions Council standards of conduct.
Demonstrate an understanding of applied psychology with different populations across different settings.
Critically appraise the impact and efficacy of the development of psychological interventions.
Appreciate and recognise personal transferrable skills that are required, across a range of professions within clinical and health settings.
Students will choose one essay question from three.
|ARHOLIAD||Take Home Exam||50.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
10 x 2 hour lectures where the theoretical aspects of applied psychology will be taught
Each student will have available to them at least 1 hour of direct contact across the module timeframe.
|Practical classes and workshops||
For each workshop, students will be split into smaller groups where they will discuss case studies relevant to that weeks lecture. Students will be expected to contribute to group discussions.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Mentora - Gallu cefnogi, helpu, arwain, ysbrydoli ac/neu hyfforddi eraill
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Apply multiple perspectives to psychological issues and integrate ideas and findings across the multiple perspectives in psychology.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in written form.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in oral form.
- Be computer literate for the purpose of processing and disseminating psychological data and information.
- Retrieve and organise information effectively.
- Handle primary source material critically.
- Be sensitive and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal psychological factors.
- Use effectively personal planning and project management skills.
- Work effectively under pressure (time pressure, limited resources, etc) as independent and pragmatic learners.
- Problem-solve by clarifying questions, considering alternative solutions, making critical judgements, and evaluating outcomes.
- Reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence.
- Employ evidence-based reasoning and examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methodologies, paradigms and methods of analysis in psychology.
- Be aware of ethical principles and approval procedures.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Students may incur a cost if they print the reading material posted on blackboard. The core text book is not essential but is recommended and therefore students may incur a cost for purchasing this book.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ppp-4007.html
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- C8EF: MSc Clinical and Health Psychology year 1 (MSC/CHPSY)
- C808: MSci Psychology with Clinical & Health Psychology year 4 (MSCI/PHS)