Professional Skills in Psych
Professional Skills in Psychology 2023-24
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Laura Jastrzab Binney
Course content will include the following • Introduction to the module and career pathways and professional standards • Working across the lifespan • Evidence Based Practice • Ethical practice and decision making • Reflective practice • Leadership • Clinical supervision • Equality and diversity • Multi-disciplinary team work • The resilient practitioner
Course content will include the following; Introduction to the module Ethical practice Evidence based practice Reflective practice Clinical Supervision Multidisciplinary working Leadership The resilient practitioner Equality and Diversity Working with risk
-threshold -To achieve a C grade the student must show a knowledge of the main topics related to the assignments tasks based on the professional skills and knowledge required of healthcare professionals. At this level there would be limited evidence of background study where the work lacks sufficient supporting evidence for the content. The student will show some attempt to presenting a logical argument and to cover the appropriate topics related to the assignment task. There may be some weakness in presentation (grammar and structure) and accuracy of what is presented in the work. -good -To achieve a B grade the student must demonstrate a strong knowledge of the professional skills of healthcare professionals. There should be evidence of background study (an appropriate number of cited sources relevant to the requirements of the assignment task). There should be a coherent structure to the work with a central argument that is clearly communicated. At this level you are required to show some elements of using appropriately sourced evidence to form your own ideas that are relevant to the assignment task. The work should be presented to a high standard with accurate communication (grammatical and structurally). -excellent -To achieve an A grade the student must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of the professional skills and knowledge required of healthcare professionals. There needs to be evidence of background study (in written assignments this would be evidenced by a sufficient number of cited sources within the text). There also needs to be a well developed and logical argument which can either be balancing opposing views or your own integration and analysis of the literature. At this level you are required to show that you can present your own interpretation based on good quality evidence and find new ways to explain a particular method, approach, or topic. Your work must be presented to very high standards with accurate communication (grammatically and structurally).
- Appreciate and recognise personal transferrable skills that are required, across a range of professions within clinical and health settings.
- Critically appraise the impact and efficacy of the development of psychological interventions.
- Demonstrate an understanding of applied psychology with different populations across different settings.
- 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.
- Have an understanding of the importance of critically evaluating and reflecting on one’s own clinical practice and continuing professional development.
Exam (Centrally Scheduled)
Take Home Exam - this will be held during the Semester 1 exam period. Students will be given 3 case study scenarios. Students must choose two of these case studies and write a 1000 word answer (essay type) to each. Case studies will involve professional dilemmas and situations consistent with module topics. Students will be given 48 hours within which to complete the assessment.
There are two components to this assessment. Students will write a 1000 word essay on the topic of ethics and risk for the practitioner psychologist and with choose between (1) a 1000 word reflective statement or (2) a 1000 word blog (topic to be confirmed). The total word count for this assessment will be 2000 words.