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Year Two Modules

Atypical speech, language and motor development
Credit points:  15
  • Diagnostic criteria and assessment.  ICD-10/11, DSM-5. NICE guidelines and quality statement.  American Pediatric Association guidelines.  Condition versus disorder
  • Developmental assessment.  Gauging intellectual development and its impact. Assessing functional impact
  • Assessing familial, social, emotional, and personal factors
  • Conducting an assessment, and taking a family history
  • Tests of physical, psychological, or brain function
  • Assessing school, employment, and relationship functioning and applying that knowledge to make a personal formulation of impact
  •  Challenging or antisocial behaviour
  • Emotional or psychiatric disorder
  • Working with third parties: schools, sibs, parents, partners, childen, employers, authorities e.g. prisons, courts, police, health staff
  • Marking a personalized plan to respond to the diagnosis. Advice, treatment, and other intervention
Social, cultural and ethical issues
Credit points:  15
  • Philosophical treatments of morality and ethics: universal or conventional? Cultural and social factors in ethics.
  • Key elements of professional ethics: consent and autonomy. Research ethics. Some great research scandals.
  • Confidentiality non-maleficence
  • Autonomy and power.  Capacity, and decision making. Advanced directives, powers of attorney
  • Neo-Aristotelian approaches. Care, beneficence, and non-maleficence. Risks of exploitation and the role of an ethics code in protecting children and vulnerable adults. Parens patriae and safeguarding, Independent safeguarding agency.
  • Social and political approaches.  Principles of justice and human rights.
  • Society and culture.  Emic and etic approaches.  Big group and small group sociology.
  • Are there cultural and social universals, and therefore the possibility of a transcultural psychotherapy.
  • Theorizing and practising between cultures.  Hegemony. Cultural competence
  • Social institutions.  How to embed ethical awareness and cultural competence in professional practice.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Credit points:  15
  • Diagnostic criteria and assessment.  ICD-10/11, DSM-5. NICE guidelines and quality statement.  American Pediatric Association guidelines.  Condition versus disorder. Epidemiology
  • Developmental assessment.  Gauging intellectual development and its impact. Assessing functional impact
  • Assessing familial, social, emotional, and personal factors
  • Conducting an assessment, and taking a family history.  Structured instruments: validaty, reliability, applications
  • Tests of physical, psychological, or brain function
  • Assessing school, employment, and relationship functioning and applying that knowledge to make a personal formulation of impact
  •  Challenging or antisocial behaviour
  • Emotional or psychiatric disorder
  • Working with third parties: schools, sibs, parents, partners, childen, employers, authorities e.g. prisons, courts, police, health staff
  • Making a personalized plan to respond to the diagnosis. Advice, treatment, and other intervention
Wellbeing and Health (PGDip only)
Credit points:  15
  • Introduction, definitions, and interrelations between topics
  • philosophy
  • health economics
  • psychology
  • medicine
  • spirituality
  • psychotherapy, counselling, and coaching
  • values
  • relationships
  • being well remembered
Research Supervision (3 terms)
Credit points:  15

Choosing an appropriate supervisor (with assistance from the programme leader or a tutor); arranging meetings as appropriate; devising methods of working together, for example by the exchange of drafts; setting and reviewing termly objectives; developing and refining a research question; drafting and redrafting a research proposal; drafting and redrafting a research ethics application, if required; choosing research participants; reviewing research methods if necessary; undertaking data analysis; critically assessing data analysis; preparing a literature review, methods, and results section of a dissertation; considering the significance of the findings with the supervisor; drafting and redrafting a project discussion; completing the written dissertation with an abstract, tables, etc.; checking that references are in the Harvard format and correcting any incomplete references; preparing a fair copy for submission.

Final Project
Credit points:  60

Students will work with their research supervisor and put forward a research proposal that is acceptable and will then submit this to the NSPC ethics committee for approval, if required.  They will then undertake a literature search, execute their research, and prepare a written dissertation, based on their research, at master’s level standard.