module specification

CY4054 - Cell Biology (for Herbal Medicinal Science) (2018/19)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2018/19
Module title Cell Biology (for Herbal Medicinal Science)
Module level Certificate (04)
Credit rating for module 15
School School of Human Sciences
Total study hours 300
 
219 hours Guided independent study
81 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 50%   001-Clinical psychology case report based on a case study (3000 words- excluding references)
Coursework 50%   002-Health psychology Media Promotion and explanation (pamphlet and 1500 words-excluding references explanation)
Running in 2018/19 No instances running in the year

Module summary

This module introduces students to Clinical and Health Psychology as applied areas within the discipline to allow informed and realistic decisions about further education and training in clinical and health psychology. The module aims to critically appraise key perspectives and approaches to clinical and health psychology as well as to evaluate diagnoses, explanations and treatments that are applied to a range of physical and mental disorders. Students will have the opportunity to investigate the role played by physiological, psychological and social mechanisms in the causation and treatment of physical illness and psychological disorders.

Students will gain experience in constructing case reports thus providing an additional transferable skill for future employment. The aims of this module have been developed in accordance to the QAA, CQC, NICE guidelines and BPS code of conduct and ethics.

Syllabus

This module introduces students to Clinical and Health Psychology as applied areas within the discipline to allow informed and realistic decisions about further education and training in clinical and health psychology. The module aims to critically appraise key perspectives and approaches to clinical and health psychology as well as to evaluate diagnoses, explanations and treatments that are applied to a range of physical and mental disorders. Students will have the opportunity to investigate the role played by physiological, psychological and social mechanisms in the causation and treatment of physical illness and psychological disorders. Topics such as Personality Disorders; Depression, self-harm and suicide; Motivational Interviewing; Stress and Health; Health across Lifespan; Doctor-Patient Relationships and Pain and Coping, will be discussed. LO1,LO2,LO3,LO4

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Lectures will deliver core material (e.g., key perspectives, empirical work and theoretical explanations) and will provide a framework for further reading and independent study. Small group workshops will require preparatory work on the part of the students and are a place where students can reflect on their own learning and development.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Critically appreciate the basic principles of diagnosis, assessment, formulation and treatment planning for a range of mental disorders.
2. Discuss the conceptual and evidential basis for explanations of physical and mental disorders.
3. Demonstrate understanding of major theories in clinical and health psychology and apply these to real-world issues.
4. Evaluate the role psychology plays in health promotion and illness prevention.

Assessment strategy

The module is assessed via 100% coursework in the form of two equally weighted reports. These problem-based learning exercises encourage a deep approach to learning, allow students an opportunity to reflect on their own practice, gain feedback on their performance and apply theory to practice. The first case study report (50%) will be in the form of a clinical case formulation and treatment plan detailing formulation, plans for investigation and relevant treatment options. The second report (50%) allows students to demonstrate independent and original thought by selecting and organising relevant material in the design of a tailored health promotion literature and explanation.

Bibliography

CORE
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5. Washington, D.C: American Psychiatric Association.
Chandler, C., (2015). Psychobiology. Chichester, Wiley Blackwell .
Marks, D. F., Murray, M., Evans, B. & Willig, C. (2011). Health Psychology: Research, Theory and Practice. Sage.
Morrison, V., & Bennett, P., (2012) Health Psychology: An Introduction. Pearson Prentice Hall.

ADDITIONAL

Comer, R. J. (2015). Abnormal psychology. New York: Worth Publishers.
Davey, G., (2014) Psychopathology: Research, Assessment and Treatment in Clinical Psychology. BPS Blackwell.
Ogden, J., (2012) Health Psychology: A Textbook. Open University Press.

Online Resources:
Hersen, M., Turner, S., & Beidel, D. (Eds.) (2012). Adult psychopathology and diagnosis. (e-version). Wiley.
www.DSM5.org
www.nice.org.uk
www.bps.org.uk