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No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Laboratory Report (Final) 70

002 80% attendance at seminars 10

003 Oral Presentation 20

Period:

Semester 1

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Kevin Paterson

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

To be able to employ a range of psychological research methods, both experimental and non-experimental, to investigate specific topics .To be able to construct and analyse the reliability and validity of a psychometric questionnaire. Student should be able to work effectively in small groups.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars, practical classes and private study.

Assessment Methods

Attendance at research seminars; oral presentation; research report.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures Seminars 44 Practical Classes & Workshops 6

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 100

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours 150

Student Workload (hours)

(2)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

002 Examination (Department) (Final) 100 2

Period:

Semester 2

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Kevin Paterson

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

To effectively use different advanced techniques in psychological research. To demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis of a range of statistical methods, including the assumptions underlying the use of particular statistical methods. To be able to choose appropriate statistical tests. To use computer packages, such as SPSS, for advanced data analyses in psychological research. To present data effectively in graphics and diagrams.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

Written examination.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures Seminars 40 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 110

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours 150

Student Workload (hours)

(3)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Written work (Final) 80

002 Oral Presentation 20

Period:

Semester 1

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Kevin Paterson

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

To effectively search psychological literature and databases. To be able to present research proposals conforming to ethics research guidelines. To generate research ideas and disseminate research outcomes effectively. Students should be able to review literature relevant to their research topic, give verbal and poster presentations and prepare an ethics submission and a research proposal.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

Oral presentation. Research proposal.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures Seminars 20 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 130

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours 150

Student Workload (hours)

(4)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Laboratory Report (Final) 70

002 Oral Presentation 20

003 80% attendance at seminars 10

Period:

Semester 2

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Kevin Paterson

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

To show a detailed understanding of specific research methods employed in contemporary psychological research. To design, conduct, analyse and report results of a psychological experiment. Students should be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of research methods in Psychology.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars, practical classes and private study.

Assessment Methods

Oral presentation; attendance at research seminar, research report.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures Seminars 44 Practical Classes & Workshops 6

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 100

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours 150

Student Workload (hours)

(5)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 6000 word review (Final) 100

Period:

Semester 2

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Kevin Paterson

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

To search and critically evaluate psychological research literature in a specific area of Psychology. To write using appropriate conventions for discipline. To show an understanding of the research methods and approach taken to research in a specific area of Psychology, thereby providing grounding for independent research undertaken in the research project. Students should be able to critically review a range of research in their chosen area; and develop a research methodology that is appropriate for a specific research question. Students should be able to describe, critically evaluate and integrate published research and produce a written article that is equivalent to a review paper for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Tutorials and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

Written literaure review.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures Seminars Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials 10 Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 140

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours 150

Student Workload (hours)

(6)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Research grant proposal (Final) 80

002 Portfolio of activities 20

Period:

Semester 2

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Kevin Paterson

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

To design research web pages. To disseminate research results using new technologies. To conduct research according to data protection and other current legislation. To effectively publicise research. To demonstrate the ability to prepare academic teaching material and plan teaching activities in a chosen area of interest.

Students should be able to demonstrate an awareness of issues related to professional skills and career development.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

Portfolio of professional activities (including preparing a CV, a mock interview for an academic post, preparing a personal academic web page and preparing teaching material), Research grant proposal.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures Seminars 30 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 120

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours 150

Student Workload (hours)

(7)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Written research project (8000 words) 90 50

002 Oral exam (dept) 10 50

Period:

Semester 2

Occurence:

A15

Coordinator:

Kevin Paterson

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

60

Intended Learning Outcomes

To carry out all stages of an original research project, including research design, data-collection and analysis and produce an extensive written report. To be able to use specialised equipment or techniques, as required by the chosen area of research. To manage the ethical conduct of research, using appropriate methods and data analysis techniques. Students should be able to prepare a report that is equivalent to a research article for publication in a peer-reviewed academic journal; and competently defend their work under oral examination.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Project supevision and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

Wtitten research project (8000 words max) . Viva voce examination (final).

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures Seminars Practical Classes & Workshops Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

(8)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Essay 100

Period:

Autumn Term

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Heather Flowe

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Discuss the principles of evidence based practice relating to the field of legal psychology.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the links between laboratory and field research in testing methods for improving the accuracy of eyewitness/victim testimony.

3. Explain how psychological theory and evidence informs research on and eyewitness/victim testimony investigative interviewing.

4. Critique the literature relating to the effectiveness of interventions for improving the accuracy of eyewitness/victim testimony and investigative interviewing.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars and guided independent study

Assessment Methods

4000 word essay

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures 18 Seminars 2 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 130

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

(9)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Qualitative exercise 5 50

003 Open book statistics assessment (Dept) 95 50

Period:

Spring Term

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Emma Palmer

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Effectively use advanced statistical techniques in psychological research.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis of a range of statistical methods, including the assumptions underlying the use of particular statistical methods.

3. Choose appropriate statistical tests.

4. Use computer packages, such as SPSS, for advanced data analysis in psychological research. 5. Present data effectively in graphs and diagrams.

6. Demonstrate an understanding of qualitative research methods.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, computer practical classes, workshops and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

Qualitative exercise and open-book statistics examination.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

Lectures 2 Seminars Practical Classes & Workshops 20

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 128

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

(10)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Oral presentation (pass/fail formative) 0

002 Psychological report (final) 100

Period:

Spring Term

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Emma Palmer

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Articulate verbally and in writing key issues in the domain of psychology and the courts: impact of suggestibility, compliance and acquiescence; stress in jurors; victims of sexual offending in the court system; models of memory for everyday events and eyewitness reliabilty; theory and research in juror decision-making; the status of psychological evidence in the criminal justice system; 'Courtcraft' - the art of giving high utility evidence in court.

2. Demonstrate learning of (i) real-life court room evaluations of all the roles of people therein and (ii) the provision of a psychological report for advising the court or parole board.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Interactive lectures, seminars, practical work in the courts and private study.

Assessment Methods

Oral presentations of feedback of courtroom evaulations and a written psychological court report of 3,000 words. The students will prepare a report on an offender. They will be provided with a fictional case overview. They will then - via Blackboard - be able to ask the offender questions in open forum, with the offender being played by the module coordinator. On the basis of the overview and the information gained in the group interviewing, students will be required to individually and independently produce their court report.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Lectures 14 Seminars 4 Practical Classes & Workshops 10

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 122

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

(11)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Oral group presentation (pass/fail formative) 0

002 Essay 100

Period:

Autumn Term

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Emma Palmer

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of how psychological theory can be applied to understand criminal behaviour, including violent and sexual offending.

2. Demonstrate an understanding that theories provide explanations of criminal behaviour at different levels and are often complementary in providing a coherent account of why people commit offences.

3. Explain the role of biological, social, cognitive and individual factors in the development of offending.

4. Critically evaluate research findings in terms of their contribution to theoretical knowledge and with regard to establishing causality.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminar and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

4000 word essay and oral presentation.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

Lectures 18 Seminars 2 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 130

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

(12)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Assignment (Case Formulation) 100

Period:

Autumn Term

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Ruth Hatcher

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Identify the professional competencies required in the applied forensic psychologist.

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the variety of tasks undertaken by forensic psychologists within different settings. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of the key theoretical and practical considerations relating to practical forensic psychology. 4. Describe the importance of evidence based practice in the domain of forensic psychology.

5. Apply psychological theories in the assessment of criminal behaviour.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminars and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

4000 word case formulation assignment. The case formulation requires students to draw on relevant theory and research evidence to formulate a mechanism hypothesis in relation to a hypothetical offender. A case study is provided for students. The aim is to describe the offender's background, analyse their offences with reference to theory and evidence, highlight their criminogenic needs, and outline ways in which these needs can be targeted by evidence based intervention.

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures 18 Seminars 2 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 130

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

(13)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Essay 100

Period:

Spring Term

Occurence:

A

Coordinator:

Ruth Hatcher

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

20

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Discuss the principles of evidence based practice relating to the field of offender assessment and treatment. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of the links between assessment and treatment in the field of offender management. 3. Explain how psychological theory and evidence informs the practical assessment and treatment of a range of different types of offenders (e.g. violent, sexual, women, mentally disordered).

4. Critique the literature relating to the effectiveness of interventions for offenders.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, seminar and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

4000 word essay

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Excluded Combinations

-Lectures 18 Seminars 2 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 130

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

(14)

No. Assessment Description Weight % Qual Mark Exam Hours Ass't Group Alt Reass't

001 Empirical Dissertation Report 90 50

002 Reflective Report 10 50

Period:

Academic Year

Occurence:

A15

Coordinator:

Ruth Hatcher

Mark Scheme:

PGT Mark Scheme

Academic Year:

2015/6

Module Level:

Postgraduate

Scheme:

PG

Department:

Psychology

Credits:

60

Intended Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

1. Critically review theory and research within an approved area of forensic psychology.

2. Plan and design an empirical dissertation taking into consideration methodological and practice issues.

3. Clearly communicate research hypotheses, design, methodology, and ethical considerations to relevant bodies (e.g. research supervisors, ethical review panels).

4. Implement research plans whilst ensuring that the research is undertaken in line with the relevant British Psychological Society's codes and guidance.

5. Analyse and interpret data collected as part of a research project.

6. Communicate the findings and implications of their research within a psychological report.

7. Reflectively appraise their own research, identifying the strengths and limitations of their own work and how these may impact on the conclusions that can be drawn, and, if appropriate, how the research process affected them.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Seminars, project supervision and guided independent study.

Assessment Methods

Empirical Dissertation Report (10000-12000 words) and a Reflective Report (1500 words).

Pre-Requisites

Co-Requisites

Lectures Seminars 4 Practical Classes & Workshops

Tutorials Fieldwork Project Supervision Guided Independent Study 446

Demonstration Supervised time in studio/workshop Work Based Learning Placement Year Abroad Total Module Hours

Student Workload (hours)

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