Neurodevelopmental Disorders (20 credits)
This module introduces and discusses a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders including:
- movement disorders
- intellectual disability
- communication disorders
- preterm birth
Psychological Assessment (20 credits)
The module provides students with the knowledge to be able to select, administer, score, interpret, and provide feedback on educational tests of the kind used when assessing individuals with learning difficulties.
Developmental Disorders in Context (20 credits)
This module covers major contemporary topics in developmental psychology, as well as aspects of the wider context of developmental disorders, such as diversity, inclusion and cultural issues.
Childhood Clinical and Behavioural Disorders (20 credits)
The module examines a variety of behavioural and clinical disorders, with a focus on how they develop in childhood and adolescence including:
- conduct disorder
- oppositional defiant disorder
- childhood onset schizophrenia
Relationships between clinical and behavioural disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders will also be discussed.
Advanced Methods in Psychology (20 credits)
The module provides an insight into some more advanced or specialised techniques of data collection, organisation and analysis in psychological research (eg eye-tracking, EEG, fMRI, TMS, computational modelling, diary methodologies).
Teaching willl include implementation of analytical procedures in specialised data management and statistical packages.
Professional Skills (20 credits)
This module covers general research skills and personal development skills.
It contains a number of workshops examining areas such as presentation and writing skills, careers, understanding the wider context of research, consultancy, and practical and ethical issues, along with appropriate Graduate School courses.
Research Project (60 credits)
In this module, students will carry out a research project with an empirical component.
The method used for this practical work depends on the topic chosen and students work under the supervision of a research adviser.
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.