PY30PL-Placement (P3)

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 60 [30 ECTS credits]
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Mr Allan Laville


Summary module description:

PWPs are expected to operate in a stepped care, high-volume environment. During training, trainee PWPs should carry a reduced caseload, with the number of cases seen depending on their stage in training, building up to a maximum of 60-80% of a qualified PWP’s caseload at the end of training. PWPs must be able to manage caseloads, operate safely and to high standards and use supervision to aid their clinical decision-making. PWPs need to recognise the limitations to their competence and role and direct people to resources appropriate to their needs, including step-up to high-intensity therapy, when beyond their competence and role.

This module is based on the experience that students will gain whilst working within a clinical service. Students will spend at least 1 day a week in the Autumn term and at least 2 days a week in Spring and Summer term putting into practice the skills they have learnt during their PWP training. The clinical service is most likely to be one from within the NHS, and the number of days per week will vary depending on the needs of that service. Students will be exposed to a wide range of learning opportunities, including session planning, observation of others practice as well as being observed themselves.

Assessable learning outcomes:
-The ability to reflect on their own and others clinical practice.
-To have demonstrated development of clinical insight over the period of the placement
-To oragnise a report so as to demonstrate development over a timeline.

Additional outcomes:

Outline content:

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students will be engaged in clinical practice during this module, and will learn through observation, being observed as well as individual supervision of their work.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Guided independent study 80 80 72
Placement 80 176 112
Total hours by term 160.00 256.00 184.00
Total hours for module 600.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Report 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Assessment is by a reflective report where students evidence their achievement of the learning outcomes and provide a reflective commentary on their clinical development. The reflective report must include a log of placement days with evidence of meeting the minimum hours within the clinical placement. In addition, a log of 80 clinical contact hours, a log of 20 clinical skills supervision hours and a log of 20 case management supervision hours must be included.

Formative assessment methods:
In working with their supervisor, the student will have the opportunity to develop a set of practical skills.

Penalties for late submission:
The Module Convenor will apply the following penalties for work submitted late, in accordance with the University policy.

  • where the piece of work is submitted up to one calendar week after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): 10% of the total marks available for the piece of work will be deducted from the mark for each working day (or part thereof) following the deadline up to a total of five working days;
  • where the piece of work is submitted more than five working days after the original deadline (or any formally agreed extension to the deadline): a mark of zero will be recorded.

  • The University policy statement on penalties for late submission can be found at:
    You are strongly advised to ensure that coursework is submitted by the relevant deadline. You should note that it is advisable to submit work in an unfinished state rather than to fail to submit any work.

    Length of examination:

    Requirements for a pass:
    A mark of at least 40%

    Reassessment arrangements:
    Resubmission of the reflective report.

    Completion of studies is dependent on employment within an IAPT service and access to an IAPT clinical caseload. Students must successfully pass all modules of the PWP training programme. Therefore a student’s studies may be terminated if they are no longer working in an IAPT service, no longer have access to an IAPT caseload, breach of the MSci Psychological Theory and Practice Code of Conduct, or fail coursework at second attempt.

    Additional Costs (specified where applicable):

    Last updated: 21 December 2016

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