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PS915 - Audit Placement Project

  • Module code: PS915
  • Module name: Audit Placement Project
  • Department: Psychology
  • Credit: 90

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will enable the MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology students to gain practical experience of working with Clinical Psychologists within NHS trusts. Pairs of students will be assigned to 6-month long placements during which they will complete 2 pieces of academic work. They will each write up a review of literature relevant to a topic encountered on the placement and they will each carry out a Small-Scale Service Project. Their assigned project work in the field will be supervised onsite by a Clinical Supervisor, and their analysis and report-writing work will be co-supervised by an assigned academic supervisor. A report of how the student functioned in the placement setting will also be obtained from the Clinical Supervisor.

Principal learning outcomes

1. Evaluate the environment in which Clinical Psychology currently functions in the NHS; 2. Interpret the profession’s position and differentiation in a heterogeneous work setting; 3. Show initiative in shaping an assigned clinical audit task into a project of discrete sub-tasks; 4. Work effectively and independently under the supervision of senior Clinical Psychologists in the professional setting; 5. Analyse and interpret complex clinical practice data and write a professional quality report of their work and its implications.

Timetabled teaching activities

Three days per week over January - June.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
90 CATS (Module code: PS915-90)
A (Assessed work only) 10-20000 word assignment 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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