PYM0PL-Placement

Module Provider: Psychology
Number of credits: 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Level:7
Terms in which taught: Autumn / Spring / Summer module
Pre-requisites:
Non-modular pre-requisites:
Co-requisites:
Modules excluded:
Module version for: 2016/7

Module Convenor: Dr Eva Feredoes

Email: e.a.feredoes@reading.ac.uk

Summary module description:

Aims:
The purpose of this module is to (re)introduce students to active empirical psychology, and/or clinical psychology, and to expose them to some of the practical issues involved in working in a clinical or research setting.

Students undertake a minimum of 140 hours’ work with a member of staff, or an approved clinical or other external agency, undertaking research or clinically related duties, as determined by their supervisor.

Assessable learning outcomes:
By the end of the course, students will have:

- Completed the minimum number of hours of placement-related work

Assessment will be by supervisor's marking of the student's conduct during the placement.

Additional outcomes:
It is anticipated that this module will inform much subsequent work by students on postgraduate courses in psychology and in clinical settings.

Outline content:
In the Autumn term the student opts for a ‘placement’, by selecting from those offered within the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences or pre-specified external agencies. The ‘supervisor’ will provide the student with practical work to undertake by the end of the Summer term. The nature of this work should be confirmed prior to the start of the placement and copied to the Module Convenor. The fulfilment of the placement hours and duties by the student will be confirmed by a supervisor's report.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Students will be given appropriate supervision directly by supervisors.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Placement 70 70 60
       
Total hours by term 70.00 70.00 60.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Practical skills assessment 100

Other information on summative assessment:
Marks for the placement will be derived from the supervisor's evaluation of student performance during the placement.

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:
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:

Requirements for a pass:
50%

Reassessment arrangements:
Reassessment would entail a form of synoptic assessment of the module learning outcomes.

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 21 December 2016

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