Modules consist of a mix of taught sessions, practical workshops and seminars.
C84MOD - Models and Approaches in Mental Health Research
This lecture-based module will cover topics in the following areas:
- Definitions and disorders
- Classification systems and surrounding issues
- Models in mental health research (incl. ethical considerations)
- Cognitive/affective mechanisms and the symptom approach
- The Neuroscience approach to Mental Health Research
- Pharmacological and non-pharmacological management approaches in mental health
- Service user-led research approaches
- The role of trauma and stress in the aetiology and trajectory of mental health problems
C84IRM - Introduction in Research Methods
This module aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to effectively plan and design research as well as to critically appraise published research. Student will be introduced to how to write a literature review in a systematic way, how to write a research proposal, study designs (including developing research questions), ethics and practical issues when planning and conducting research. The module will also cover designing questionnaires, psychometric issues such as reliability and validity, using interviews and focus groups, and use if the internet and an introduction to online research methods.
C84CPC - Clinical Psychology - Core Models and Concepts (New)
Students will be introduced to cognitive behavioural; systemic; psychodynamic and behavioural approaches to psychological therapy. Sessions will describe the development and application of theory within each approach, and students will be taught the basis of formulation. Teaching is delivered by Clinical Psychologists through lectures, group work and online learning resources.
C84TCA - Topics in Child and Adolescent Mental Health
This module considers the conceptual and practical issues (including ethical considerations) in identifying, diagnosing and managing mental health and behavioural problems in children and young people. The module will consist of a mix of lectures and student-led seminars (informal group presentations and discussions), each focussing on a key topic in the field of child and adolescent mental health.
C84SRT - Systematic Review of Treatment Effects in Schizophrenia
The module will enable students to learn how to undertake reviews of randomised studies covering:
- Developing a protocol for a review.
- Searching and managing references.
- Extracting and using data.
- Using RevMan, more sums and Cochrane.
The module will be conducted as a short block at the start of semester 1 in weeks 1 and 2. Sessions will include small group teaching, workshops, interactive tutorials with hands on practical work at computer stations and group work.
C84QNT - Quantitative Methods
Through a series of lectures, practical workshops and assignments, the module will take students through the design, operationalization, data-collection, data analysis, and report-writing processes of a quantitative research study in mental health and applied psychology, covering the following topics:
C84QRM - Qualitative Research Methods
This module considers a range of qualitative approaches suitable for psychologists. Students will be introduced to the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings and practical application of a number of qualitative research methods. The teaching will combine lectures, workshops, student-led seminars and self-directed study. Specific topics included will be: - developing qualitative research questions -consideration of philosophical and theoretical underpinnings of qualitative methods - choosing an appropriate qualitative method - the methods available - ethical issues in qualitative research - evaluation and critical appraisal of qualitative research evidence.
C84TCN - Topics in Cognitive Neuropsychiatry
This module introduces research methods for investigating the neural processes that underlie cognitive function in mental health and illness. Sessions will consist of a mixture of lectures, group work (informal student-led presentations), workshops, and self-directed learning.
C84DEM - Ageing and Dementia
C84FMH - Models and Approaches in Forensic Mental Health
This lecture-based module will cover:
- Introduction to Forensic Mental Health (FMH) services
- Treatment in secure hospitals, prisons, and the community
- Current research and practical issues in FMH settings
C84REP - Masters Research Project
In this module the student will:
- gather data
- analyse and
- write up the findings
The above is a sample of the typical modules that we offer but is not intended to be construed and/or relied upon as a definitive list of the modules that will be available in any given year. Due to the passage of time between commencement of the course and subsequent years of the course, modules may change due to developments in the curriculum and information is provided for indicative purposes only.