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PS914 - Case Study Seminar

  • Module code: PS914
  • Module name: Case Study Seminar
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The purpose of this module will be to complement the content modules of the MSc in Clinical Psychology course by providing a regular venue for analysis, (written and oral) reporting, and group discussion of clinical case studies. Students will independently research, analyse, and interpret assigned case reports within their study groups, write comprehensive case evaluations and make oral presentations in class, followed by discussions led by a clinician tutor.

Principal learning outcomes

1. Critically evaluate the text and sub-text of clinical case histories; 2. Place the flow of events into a conceptual structure suitable for therapy design; 3. Apply their knowledge of current diagnostic criteria and outcome research to critique the clinical management of the case; 4. Detect and analyse the uniqueness of perspective clinicians can bring to case histories; 5. Critically evaluate the relationship between clinical individuality and evidence-based practice guidelines based on normative research.

Timetabled teaching activities

Two 2-hour sessions per fortnight.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: PS914-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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