Module Information

Module Identifier
PS20600
Module Title
Psychology in Practice
Academic Year
2018/2019
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Pre-Requisite
PS11720 or PS11320 or PS10320
External Examiners
  • Dr Jane Morgan (Principal Lecturer - Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Dr Jelena Havelka (Lecturer - University of Leeds)
 

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Tutorial 11 x 4 Hour Tutorials
Lecture 3 x 1 Hour Lectures
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Placement Portfolio 5000 words  100%
Supplementary Assessment Placement Portfolio 5000 words  If students fail the module overall, any failed component must be re-sat or determined as the Examination Board sees fit.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate: 1. An understanding of the complexities and demands of building a work experience portfolio.
2. An insight into the day-to-day priorities of the applied setting context.
3. An insight into the roles and skill sets demanded by the applied setting.
4. An insight into ethical and professional practice in the applied setting.
5. Ability to reflect on and evidence skill sets to enhance personal growth and employability.

Brief description

PS20620 is a placement module which provides students with the opportunity to acquire and practice their skill sets in the workplace setting. The module aims to develop student’s employability skills in areas identified as important to graduate recruitment by the Higher Education Academy and British Psychological Society. For example, problem solving, reflection, research skills, communication, improving own learning and performance, information technology, personal development and career planning and subject- skills specific to psychology. Students will also gain insight into the applied context and workplace related roles to facilitate their own thinking about career pathways and aspirations. Students complete a minimum of twenty hours in an applied setting. The work placement presents an opportunity for each student to obtain experience in either professional, work-related or voluntary areas. All students are responsible for securing their own placement.

Content

Placement: one twenty-hour placement chosen from areas of clinical, educational, industrial, organisational, and community settings either as an employee or as a volunteer.
Preparation for placement
Transferable skills
Ethics and professional behaviour in the workplace
The reflective practitioner
Careers in psychology and career planning

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. While on placement students are encouraged to think about and practice their numerical skills across contexts.
Communication Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. While on placement students are encouraged to practice their listening, speaking, and writing for different purposes and different audiences.
Improving own Learning and Performance Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own learning style, personal preferences, and future goals. They will gain insight into learning in the workplace context and monitor their own progress towards their learning goals.
Information Technology Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. While on placement a student may observe or practice the efficiency of IT skills in the professional and practical setting.
Personal Development and Career planning Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. This module supports students to develop insight into their own skill set in relationship to the applied setting. This placement offers the opportunity to prepare, or plan for, future career pathways and routes to progression.
Problem solving Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. While on placement students are expected to gain insight into problem-solving in the applied setting; this may include the identification of problems, the evaluation of potential solutions, building of resilience in problematized settings, or creative thinking to problem-solving.
Research skills Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. While on placement, students are anticipated to gain insights into the utility of research methods in the applied setting and reflect on their skill sets.
Subject Specific Skills Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. While on this module the student will understand and practice their psychology knowledge in the applied setting. Students will gain insights into professional and ethical practice across a range of contexts.
Team work Placements are diverse and encompass a broad range of skills and experience. While on placement students will gain insight into group dynamics, group goals, and their own contribution to effective team work.

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5