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					                                         PROGRAMME SPECIFICATION FOR

                                   DOCTORATE IN CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY


 1.         Awarding Institution/Body                             Teesside University


 2.         Teaching Institution                                  Teesside University


 3.         Collaborating                                         N/A
            Organisations
            (include type)
 4.         Delivery Location(s)                                  N/A
            (if different from UoT)
 5.         Programme Externally                                  Health Professions Council
            Approved by (e.g. PSB)
 6.         Award Title(s)                                        Doctorate in Clinical Psychology


 7.         Lead School                                           School of Health & Social Care


 8.         Additional Contributing                               None
            Schools
 9.         FHEQ Level                                            8
            (see guidance)
 10.        Bologna Cycle                                         Third cycle (end of cycle qualification)
            (see guidance)
 11.        JACS Code and JACS                                    C840 Clinical Psychology
            Description
 12.        Mode of Attendance                                    Full-time
            (full-time or part-time)
 13.        Relevant QAA Subject                                  Clinical Psychology
            Benchmarking Group(s)
 14.        Relevant Additional                                   British Psychological Society Accreditation
            External Reference Points                             Requirements
            (e.g. National Occupational
            Standards, PSB Standards)
 15.        Date of                                               February 2010
            Production/Revision
 16.        Criteria for Admission to                                   Eligible for Graduate Basis of
            the Programme                                                Chartered Membership with the British
            (if different from standard                                  Psychological Society.
            University criteria)                                        Minimum academic attainment of a 2:1


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                                                                      at undergraduate psychology degree
                                                                      level (or a 2:2 with a successfully
                                                                      completed master’s degree or higher).
                                                                     A minimum of 12 months relevant
                                                                      clinical experience at the time of
                                                                      application.
                                                                     Satisfactory Enhanced Criminal
                                                                      Records Bureau Disclosure
                                                                     Satisfactory Occupational Health
                                                                      Check
                                                                     Able to communicate in English to the
                                                                      standard equivalent to level 7 of the
                                                                      IELTS, with no element below 6.5

 17.        Educational Aims of the Programme

            The overall aims of the programme are to:
                 Provide a rigorous and academically coherent postgraduate
                  programme. On successful completion of the programme, graduates
                  will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions
                  Council (HPC) and for inclusion in the British Psychological Society
                  (BPS) Register of Chartered Psychologists.
                 Enable trainees to work as proficient and safe clinical psychologists, in
                  compliance with relevant HPC and BPS professional standards, with a
                  range of clients, families, carers, teams, services and organisations,
                  especially those seen as having high priority within health and social
                  care services in the UK.
                 Produce qualified clinical psychologists who are committed to reducing
                  psychological distress, and enhancing and promoting psychological
                  well-being, through the systematic application of knowledge derived
                  from psychological theory and evidence. This aim is underpinned by
                  the acknowledgement that all people have the same human value and
                  the right to be treated as unique individuals (BPS Accreditation
                  Through Partnership, 2009).
                 Ensure that graduates of the programme appreciate the importance of
                  evidence based practice and to have the knowledge and skills which
                  will enable critical appraisal of existing evidence and produce
                  trustworthy new evidence where this is absent.
                 Enable trainees to work as competent Reflective Practitioners, who
                  become able to take responsibility for themselves as autonomous
                  learners, and who can therefore effectively assess, plan and organise
                  their continuing professional development at the point of graduation
                  from the programme.
 18.        Learning Outcomes
            The programme will enable students to develop the knowledge and skills
            listed below. Intended learning outcomes are identified for each category,
            together with the key teaching and assessment methods that will be used to
            achieve and assess the learning outcomes.



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            Knowledge and Understanding
            K1 Demonstrate a detailed and critical understanding of applicable
                techniques for research and advanced academic enquiry or
                professional practice in clinical psychology, taking a lifespan approach
                and incorporating special and complex needs.
            K2 Demonstrate systematic acquisition, understanding and critical analysis
                of a substantial body of knowledge in clinical psychology which is at the
                forefront of the academic discipline and professional practice, including
                issues of difference, diversity and power imbalances taking account of
                multiple theoretical models.
            K3 Create and interpret new knowledge in clinical psychology through
                original research or other advanced scholarship of a quality to satisfy
                peer review, extend the frontier of the discipline, or area of professional
                practice, and merit publication.
            K4 As appropriate to the field, can analyse and manage the implications of
                ethical dilemmas in clinical psychology and work proactively with others
                to formulate solutions to complex situations.
            K5 Demonstrate the knowledge and values necessary to work effectively
                with clients, families and carers, systems, communities and
                organisations and teams within complex situations.
            K6 Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of the
                national and legislative context of service management, delivery and
                practice, including change processes in service delivery and the impact
                of consultancy on practice.
            K7 Demonstrate a detailed and critical understanding of strategic and
                operational leadership models across all professional groups in a
                health and social care, with a focus on multi-disciplinary, situational
                and task leadership in the context of service delivery.
            Cognitive/Intellectual Skills
            C1 Able to conceptualise, design and implement a project for the
                generation of new knowledge, applications or understanding at the
                forefront of clinical psychology theory and practice, and to adjust the
                project design in the light of unforeseen problems.
            C2 Able to make informed judgements on complex issues in specialist
                fields of clinical psychology, often in the absence of complete data.
            C3 Continue to undertake pure and/or applied research and development
                in clinical psychology at an advanced level, including service
                evaluation, audit, small scale research, contributing significantly to the
                development of new techniques, ideas and approaches, working
                collaboratively as appropriate.
            C4 Able to challenge clinical psychology orthodoxy and formulate new/
                alternative hypotheses or solutions at an advanced level.
            C5 Able to formulate and critically evaluate the links between theory and
                practice in clinical psychology in relation to work with clients with
                special and complex needs and demonstrate the ability to formulate
                clinical and practical issues using clinical psychological knowledge and
                research.




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            Practical/Professional Skills
            P1 Can operate ethically in complex and unpredictable/specialised
                  situations in clinical psychology at the frontier of knowledge and
                  professional practice and has a critical understanding of the issues
                  governing good practice in clinical psychology.
            P2 Select and conduct an appropriate range of psychological assessments
                  and develop, monitor and review intervention plans, critically evaluating
                  the effectiveness of interventions in complex situations and
                  reformulating as appropriate, thereby shaping practice and recognising
                  when further intervention is appropriate.
            P3 Use formulations and reformulations to plan, deliver and evaluate
                  interventions using a range of theoretical models and therapeutic skills,
                  taking account of issues relating to difference, diversity and social
                  context, working with clients (individuals, couples, families,
                  communities, groups) and service organisations.
            P4 Develop and maintain effective working alliances with clients
                  (individuals, couples, families, communities, groups), carers and staff
                  teams in complex systems and facilitate and lead in service planning
                  and delivery.
            P5 Uses supervision effectively to reflect and change own professional
                  practice as appropriate, develop strategies to manage impact of
                  practice seeking support as necessary and keeping within appropriate
                  boundaries.
            P6 Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and others
                  identifying how best to manage risk and support others taking account
                  of the organisational and social context.
            P7 Act autonomously and with initiative in complex and unpredictable
                  situations in clinical psychology, demonstrating an understanding of
                  organisational issues and adapting practice accordingly.
            P8 Agree, prepare, deliver and critically evaluate teaching and training
                  appropriate to the audience of learners.
            P9 Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the process of providing expert
                  psychological opinion and advice, including the preparation and
                  presentation of evidence in formal settings.
            P10 Test and critically review new concepts, models, methods, practices,
                  products and equipment.
            Key Transferable Skills
            T1    Demonstrate the independent learning ability required for Continuing
                  Professional Development at a level of advanced academic enquiry or
                  professional practice.
            T2    Communicate complex academic or professional issues and their own
                  ideas and conclusions in clinical psychology clearly and effectively to
                  specialist and non specialist audiences and those with cognitive,
                  communicative and sensory impairments, or via interpreters, and
                  communicate sensitively with clients when further intervention is
                  inappropriate.
            T3    Competent in the numeracy skills commensurate with the demands of
                  research and scholarship in ways appropriate to clinical psychology
                  context.



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            T4   Competent in the IT skills commensurate with the demands of research
                 and scholarship in ways appropriate to clinical psychology context.
            T5   Collaborate effectively with others in ways appropriate to the
                 professional/academic context, for example in facilitating clients’
                 (individuals, couples, families, communities, groups) understanding of
                 complex service issues and in enabling multi-professional
                 communication/working in a range of contexts.
            T6   Demonstrate critical self awareness and reflective practice by
                 becoming a reflexive practitioner.
            T7   Maintains the quality of own work and encouraging others to do so,
                 working as an effective and responsible team member.
 19.        Key Learning & Teaching Methods

            Learning and teaching methods reflect the Learning, Teaching and
            Assessment Strategies from the University and from the School of Health &
            Social Care. The programme aims to provide support to learners as they
            progress to become fit for practice and fit for award. The Personal and
            Professional Development modules provide a structured way for trainees to
            develop the skills required to become reflective, self-aware practitioners who
            are able to deal with the emotional demands of working therapeutically with
            distressed clients. Learning opportunities occur in practice based settings
            (around sixty percent of the programme) and in academic activities. 100%
            attendance is expected in all learning activities across the programme. The
            methods used are also informed by theories of learning and by research
            evidence. We aim to facilitate deep learning by connecting psychological
            theory and evidence with practice, and by creating assessments that include
            reflection and critical analysis of practice experience. Teaching at the
            academic base provides opportunities for reflection and experiential learning.
            Interactive methods are utilised which allow:
                   Learners to be active and to work in small group formats to share
                    knowledge and experience.
                   To collaborate in problem solving.
                   To link theoretical knowledge with practice experience.

            The importance of individual needs is recognised; individual tutorials are
            provided throughout the programme and trainees identify gains in learning
            and development, and learning needs for the future. Academic tutorials are
            scheduled at appropriate times throughout the programme. A key focus of
            these is to support trainees make the transition to Masters level at the outset
            of the programme and then to Doctorate level. Individual tutorials also give
            support to each learner’s independent learning activities. All modules are
            supported by an e-learning@tees site which conforms to the Universities
            Threshold Quality Standard. Trainees also have access to a Programme site
            which is used for communication of information etc. and where appropriate,
            discussion boards are used within modules to facilitate problem-based
            learning sessions. The programme participates in the School’s Inter-
            professional Learning initiative and a series of teaching sessions include
            contributions from service users and carers.




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 20.        Key Assessment Methods

            Assessments are used within the programme to ensure trainees develop the
            appropriate depth and breadth of knowledge in addition to relevant academic
            skills and critical analysis. A range of formative and summative methods are
            used to facilitate learning. These include essays, short answer questions,
            small-scale research projects, thesis, case and theory presentations, critical
            reviews, research proposals (including presentation to a research panel),
            court reports including an oral defence and reflective portfolios.




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          Programme Modules
          Level M
                                                                                                                           Non-
                Code                                              Title                             Credits   Status                   Compensatable
                                                                                                                       Compensatable
          PSY4008-N                 Psychological Theory & Evidence: The Life Continuum                 20    Core         Yes              No
          PSY4025-N                 Developing Clinical Skills: Working with Individuals                20    Core         Yes              No
          PSY4034-N                 Advanced Psychological Research Methods                             20    Core         Yes              No
          PSY4026-N                 Personal & Professional Development: Reflective Practice            20    Core         Yes              No
          Level D
                                                                                                                           Non-
                Code                                              Title                             Credits   Status                   Compensatable
                                                                                                                       Compensatable
          PSY5008-N                 Psychological Theory & Evidence: Special Needs                      20    Core         Yes              No
          PSY5004-N                 Developing Clinical Skills: Working with Clients with Special       20    Core         Yes              No
                                    Needs
          PSY5041-N                 Advanced Design for Clinical Psychological Research                 40    Core          Yes             No
                                    Projects
          PSY5021-N                 Personal & Professional Development: Collaborative Practice         20    Core          Yes             No
          PSY5007-N                 Psychological Theory & Evidence: Complex Needs                      20    Core          Yes             No
          PSY5006-N                 Developing Clinical Skills: Working with Clients with Complex       20    Core          Yes             No
                                    Needs
          PSY5022-N                 Thesis                                                              180    Core         Yes             No
          PSY5031-N                 Personal & Professional Development: Autonomous Practice             20    Core         Yes             No
          PSY5018-N                 Child & Adolescent Placement                                         20    Core         Yes             No
          PSY5019-N                 Adult Placement                                                      20    Core         Yes             No
          PSY5017-N                 Older Adult Placement                                                20    Core         Yes             No
          PSY5016-N                 Special Needs Placement                                              20    Core         Yes             No
          PSY5015-N                 Specialist Service Placement                                         20    Core         Yes             No
          PSY5014-N                 Elective Placement                                                   20   Option        Yes             No
          PSY5054-N                 Organisational Placement                                             20   Option        Yes             No




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 21.        Programme Structure
            As required by the regulations for Professional Doctorates (July, 2009) the
            Doctorate in Clinical psychology is a three year programme which comprises
            540 credits. The first year is a transition year from undergraduate study to
            the intellectual skills required at Master Level with 80 credits at Level 7 for the
            taught element of the programme (an additional 40 credits are undertaken as
            supervised practice but these are assessed at Doctoral level). The second
            and third year of the programme are at Doctoral level (460 credits at level 8).
            The programme is only available full time.

            There are two progression points in the academic year. The first concerns
            progression between placements during the academic year; a Progression
            Board considers the outcome of the first placement and makes a decision as
            to progression onto the second placement in the year. The second
            progression point occurs at the end of the first and second academic year,
            where a Module, Progression and Award Board consider progression into the
            next year. This Board also considers progression at the end of Year Two to
            the Advanced Independent Work (Thesis) part of the programme, at which
            point 60 credits in research methods would have been achieved.

            Successful completion of the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology confers
            eligibility to apply for registration with the HPC. Intermediate exit awards or
            aegrotat awards do not confer eligibility for HPC registration.

            External Examiners scrutinise and report on all assessments undertaken
            during the programme, providing appropriate reports to all Module,
            Progression and Award boards. In accordance with HPC requirements, at
            least one of the External Examiners for the programme (normally the Award
            examiner) is HPC registered.

            There are five integrated strands to the curriculum: Psychological Theory &
            Evidence; Developing Clinical Skills; Research skills; Personal &
            Professional Development and Supervised Practice. Each strand runs
            throughout the three years of the programme, with clear progression in terms
            of skills. A module that spans each academic year represents each strand,
            and each of the modules complements concurrent modules. Therefore, the
            theoretical content of the PTE module parallels the focus of the DCS module
            in the same year whilst tying in with the placements which are undertaken in
            that year.

            Psychological Theory & Evidence (PTE) is the strand that provides the
            theory underpinning practice. In the first year module (PTE: The Life
            Continuum) the emphasis is on development across the lifespan with issues
            covered including attachment, loss & grief, trauma & abuse, stress & coping,
            physical & mental health and aging. In Year Two (PTE: Special needs)
            theory is covered relating to learning disabilities, neurological disorders,
            physical ill health and forensic and sexual problems. In the final year (PTE:
            Complex Needs) the emphasis moves to the more complex issues of
            personality disorders, eating disorders, substance use and couples.
            Developing Clinical Skills (DCS) introduces skills for working


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            therapeutically with clients, beginning with basic techniques and progressing
            to more specialist interventions and the application of these skills with more
            complex clients. Trainees develop proficiency in a wide range of
            psychological assessment and diagnostic methods and in a range of
            psychological therapies and interventions. In the first year (DCS: Working
            with individuals) the emphasis is with working across the lifespan including
            attachment and abuse/trauma, assessment, formulation, intervention and
            evaluation. In addition trainees are introduced to psychodynamic
            approaches, Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Cognitive Analytic
            Therapy and groups. During the second year module (DCS: Working with
            clients with special needs) the focus is on working with learning disability,
            neurological disorders, physical health, forensic and sexual problems.
            Building on the previous module intermediate level psychodynamic, Cognitive
            Behavioural Therapy and systemic approaches are addressed. The final
            year module in this strand (DCS: Working with Clients with Complex Needs)
            deals with advanced therapeutic approaches in complex situations.

            Research skills builds on previous competencies acquired during
            undergraduate level studies and culminates in the production of the doctorate
            thesis. As per the University regulations on Professional Doctorates the
            Research skills strand contains a total of 60 credits of advanced research
            methods training (20 credits in Year One and 40 credits in Year Two) which
            provides the training required for the trainees to commence their advanced
            independent work – the thesis (180 credits). In Year One (Advanced
            Psychological Research Methods) trainees develop a critical understanding
            of research methods, writing a service improvement and small scale project.
            During the second year of research skills (advanced design for clinical
            psychological research projects) the focus moves towards preparing trainees
            for their thesis in terms of preparing research proposals and ethics
            applications. The research skills strands culminate in the production and viva
            of the thesis.

            The Personal and Professional Development strand of the programme
            aims to produce a reflective, self-aware practitioner who is able to deal with
            the emotional demands of working therapeutically with distressed clients
            (BPS, 2009). Year One (PPD: Reflective Practice) allows trainees to develop
            a range of skills and personal qualities including self-care, reflective skills and
            how to use supervision effectively. They gain knowledge and understanding
            of socio-cultural factors and the impact of difference and diversity. The
            second year module (PPD: Collaborative Practice) acknowledges that clinical
            psychologists work within complex teams and therefore the emphasis is on
            understanding organisations, the NHS, working with groups and teams and
            management skills. In the final year the focus moves towards the clinical
            psychologist as an autonomous practitioner (PPD: Autonomous Practice)
            where areas addressed included ethical dilemmas, conducting service
            evaluation, supervising and teaching and consultancy.

            Supervised Practice takes place throughout the three years of the
            programme and, in line with BPS requirements, constitutes at least 50% of
            the trainees time on the programme. During the three years of training there


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            are six periods of supervised clinical practice, each lasting for approximately
            six months. The three periods of supervised clinical practice during the first
            eighteen months consists of life span placements, providing experience of
            working with children and adolescents, working age adults and older adults.
            The three periods of supervised clinical practice during the second eighteen
            months consists of three specialised placements; special needs, specialist
            service and special interest (elective). The special needs placement involves
            working with clients with a range of intellectual functioning, while the
            specialist service placement involves working with clients with particular
            presenting problems, such as neuropsychological, forensic and health
            psychology services. The special interest placement provides the opportunity
            for trainees to choose an area of particular interest or a specialist area not
            covered by previous placements. In the final year of training there is also an
            opportunity for trainees to gain experience of long term case work by working
            half a day a week in a specialist service. In this half day they will either see a
            long-term client or be involved in running a long-term group, having weekly
            supervision and complete all administration associated with the work.
            Trainees can also opt to take an Organisational Placement in their final year
            which enables them to develop the knowledge, skills and values to apply
            Psychological expertise to organisational issues, systems of care and to
            undertake research projects aimed at service improvement and audit of
            existing service arrangements.
            All taught modules are year-long and practice modules are approximately half
            yearly.

            Placements 1, 2 & 3 are Child & Adolescent Placement (PSY5018-N), Adult
            Placement (PSY5019-N) and Older adult Placement (PSY5017-N). Special
            needs placement (PSY5016-N) and Specialist Service Placement (PSY5015-
            N). Elective placement (PSY5014-N) or Organisational Placement (PSY
            5054-N)


                        Psychological              Developing      Research     Personal &      Supervised
                        Theory &                   Clinical Skills Skills       Professional    Practice
                        Evidence                                                Development

             Year       PTE: The Life              DCS: Working Advanced        PPD: Reflective Placement 1
             One        Continuum                  with         Psychological   Practice        (20)
                                                   Individuals  Research
                        PSY4008-N                                               PSY4026-N
                                                                Methods                         PLACEMENT
                                                   PSY4025-N
                        (20)                                                    (20)            PROGRESSION
                                                   (20)         PSY4034-N
                                                                                                POINT
                                                                (20)
                                                                                                Placement 2
                                                                                                (20)

                                                    PROGRAMME PROGRESSION POINT

             Year       PTE: Special               DCS: Working Advanced        PPD:            Placement 3
             Two        Needs                      with Clients Design for      Collaborative   (20)




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                        PSY5008-N                  with Special   Clinical      practice
                                                                                            PLACEMENT
                        (20)                       Needs          Psychological
                                                                                PSY5021-N   PROGRESSION
                                                                  Research
                                                   PSY5004-N                    (20)        POINT
                                                                  Projects
                                                   (20)
                                                                  PSY5041-N                 Special Needs
                                                                  (40)                      Placement (20)


                                                    PROGRAMME PROGRESSION POINT

             Year PTE: Complex                     DCS: Working Thesis         PPD:         Specialist
             Three Needs                           with Clients                Autonomous   Service
                                                                PSY5002-N
                                                   with Complex                Practice     Placement (20)
                        PSY5007-N
                                                   Needs        (180)
                                                                               PSY5031-N
                        (20)                                                                PLACEMENT
                                                   PSY5006-N
                                                                               (20)         PROGRESSION
                                                   (20)
                                                                                            POINT

                                                                                            Elective or
                                                                                            Organisational
                                                                                            Placement (20)



 22.        Support for Students and Their Learning

            The provision of high quality support is recognised as a fundamental
            requirement to learning and development in the programme at Teesside.
            This recognition is reflected in all strands continuously throughout the three
            years of training. All trainees will receive support as outlined in the School of
            Health & Social Care programme approval information but will, in addition, be
            supported a variety of additional ways.

            Module Leaders
            Each module has a designated member of staff who provides academic
            guidance regarding issues related to the module including the academic
            content and assessment.

            Academic Thesis Supervision
            In the second year of the programme trainees identify the research topic for
            their doctoral thesis and choose an appropriate academic supervisor from
            wither the core team or other relevant disciplines in the wider University, and
            a clinical supervisor (usually a clinical psychologist working within the NHS
            with expert knowledge of the clinical topic under investigation). The
            research tutor is responsible for approving the choice of supervisor and
            ensuring an equable workload for core team members.

            Personal and Professional Development (PPD)
            The Personal and professional Development tutor is responsible for
            maintaining the trainee’s academic, research and clinical progress throughout
            the Programme, enabling trainees to deal with the emotional and physical
            impact of practice, and offering support where needed, including access to
            support mechanisms in the wider University, such as DISSC and the student
            counselling service.


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            Careers Guidance
            Careers guidance is available from all the tutors and from NHS clinical
            psychologists, and career preparation is one aspect of the PPD system
            through the development of an initial Continuing Professional Development
            (CDP) profile for the trainee to take to their first post.

            The Clinical Tutor
            The Clinical Tutor is responsible for monitoring the trainee’s progress in
            clinical practice throughout the Programme. The Clinical Tutor meets with
            the trainee and the practice supervisor once during each clinical placement,
            normally at the mid-point of the clinical experience.

            Clinical Supervision
            Supervision in all placements meets the standards set out in the Committee
            on Training in Clinical Psychology’s Guidelines on Clinical Supervision. Each
            trainee normally has a named supervisor who is responsible for supervision
            and the formal assessment of the trainee in practice. This is normally a
            Chartered Clinical Psychologist with at least two years’ experience post
            Registration, who has clinical responsibilities in the placement area. In
            addition to routine placement meetings we also offer individualised support
            and consultancy to both trainees and supervisors on an ad-hoc basis. This
            may be by telephone, face to face meeting and three-way meeting as
            requested. We have excellent relationships with our pool of supervisors and
            other stakeholders who comment on how they value the opportunities for
            discussion. We may also signpost trainees to their personal tutor, PPD tutor
            or other relevant course personnel for bespoke support on individual issues.

            Employer Occupational Health & Staff Support Services.
            As employees of the local NHS Trust, trainees are able to access their
            employing Trust’s occupational health and staff support services. Advice is
            offered on work-related health problems and minor illnesses, as well as
            offering an independent and confidential counselling service.

 23.        Distinctive Features

                        The emphasis and support for Personal and Professional
                         Development (PPD). PPD is unique to clinical psychology and we
                         have a version that is unique to Teesside. It represents an integrated
                         approach to student support, which will help you to manage your
                         personal learning needs and deal with the emotional and physical
                         impact of practice. The PPD system enhances the quality of the
                         learning experience by ensuring that one person (the PPD Tutor)
                         looks holistically at your academic, research and clinical progress
                         throughout the programme. This system also enables you to begin to
                         plan your personal career pathway. There are specific PPD modules
                         in each year; PPD is an integral component in the programme, an
                         understanding of the interface between the personal and professional
                         domains is continuously developed.
                        Focus on indirect and organisational working – consultancy and
                         leadership skills are developed and we offer organisational


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                         placements where trainees have made significant contributions to
                         local and national projects.
                        A broad theoretical base – we believe that psychological
                         understanding is enriched by access to a range of theoretical models.
                        The Integration of theory and practice. Clinical practice is not seen as
                         a separate aspect of the course. Trainees are required to draw on
                         their practice experiences in the theoretical modules of the course,
                         and many of the assessments are based on practice.
                        An evidence-based approach to theory and practice. We encourage
                         the adoption of an evidence-based approach to clinical practice.
                         Reflection, analysis and critical evaluation should underpinning the
                         development of knowledge and practice.
                        Choices – trainees are able to choose research topics in accordance
                         with their own areas of interest. In the final year of training trainees
                         choose elective placements, and may also take on a ‘long term case’
                         for the whole of the final year with supervision from a psychologist
                         from a specialist psychotherapy service.
                        Peer Interaction and Learning. There are blocks of University based
                         learning at the beginning of each academic year, creating
                         opportunities to meet with other trainees. New trainees pair up with a
                         second year student “buddy” to give some extra support during the
                         early stages of training.
                        Awareness of the modern healthcare environment – KSF profiles are
                         regularly reviewed, and trainees learn about enterprise and working in
                         the independent sector.




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                          PROGRAMME REVIEW ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


1.          MODULE STATEMENT

            Please outline the process for reviewing/updating modules and their current
            status, e.g. approved or not approved) and external involvement in this
            process (e.g. through current External Examiners):

 All modules on the Programme (with the exception of PSY5054-N Organisational
 Placement) are existing modules which have undergone a review. Current External
 Examiners have been provided with an opportunity to comment on the changes
 made to the modules.

 PSY5054-N Organisational Placements is a new module. For consistency this
 module has also been viewed by the current External Examiners.


2.          TRANSITION ARRANGEMENTS

            Please give details of transition arrangements for current students:

 Given the nature of the changes proposed to the programme, the team have decided
 that these will be implemented across the entire programme for the forthcoming
 academic year and all trainees will, therefore, benefit from the enhancements.

 Being a relatively small programme with excellent progression rates it is not
 anticipated that any trainees will be referred on modules such that they need to carry
 them into the next academic year. Consequently it is unlikely that changes in
 assessments, for example, could be problematic for referred trainees. If, however,
 this was to occur arrangements would be put into place to ensure trainees had the
 opportunity to demonstrate their achievement of the necessary learning outcomes to
 successful pass the module.

 The only area where the change in the Programme could impact on current trainees
 is the move from 10 to 11 practice based competencies. The additional competency
 relates explicitly to leadership skills within the role of a Clinical Psychologist.
 However, in recent years all trainees have been required to participate in KSF
 reviews in which these skills must be demonstrated and this has not been an issue.
 The clinical tutors will fully brief trainees at the commencement of all placements.




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                                                                  STAGE OUTCOMES

Key: K = Knowledge and Understanding C = Cognitive and Intellectual P = Practical Professional T = Key Transferable (see
programme specification)

 NO                               Programme Outcome                                                    Stage/Level 7(M)
K1           Demonstrate a detailed and critical understanding of               Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of
             applicable techniques for research and advanced academic           the techniques/methodologies appropriate to their own
             enquiry or professional practice in clinical psychology, taking    research or advanced scholarship in clinical psychology, taking
             a lifespan approach and incorporating special and complex          a lifespan approach to psychological health.
             needs.
K2           Demonstrate systematic acquisition, understanding and              Demonstrate a systematic and critical understanding of the
             critical analysis of a substantial body of knowledge in clinical   breadth and depth of knowledge in clinical psychology and a
             psychology which is at the forefront of the academic               critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights
             discipline and professional practice, including issues of          (including culture, race and gender), much of which is aimed
             difference, diversity and power imbalances taking account of       at, or informed by, the forefront of theory and practice in clinical
             multiple theoretical models.                                       psychology.
K3           Create and interpret new knowledge in clinical psychology          Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge in
             through original research or other advanced scholarship of a       clinical psychology, together with a practical understanding of
             quality to satisfy peer review, extend the frontier of the         how established techniques of research and enquiry are used
             discipline, or area of professional practice, and merit            to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.
             publication.
K4           As appropriate to the field, can analyse and manage the            As appropriate to the field, can analyse and manage the
             implications of ethical dilemmas in clinical psychology and        implications of ethical dilemmas in clinical psychology and work
             work proactively with others to formulate solutions to             proactively with others to formulate solutions.
             complex situations.
K5           Demonstrate the knowledge and values necessary to work             Demonstrate the knowledge and values necessary to work
             effectively with clients, families and carers, systems,            effectively with clients, families and carers, systems,
             communities and organisations and teams within complex             communities, organisations and teams.
             situations.




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K6           Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and critical                    Demonstrate a comprehensive and critical understanding of
             understanding of the national and legislative context of         the range of roles undertaken by clinical psychologists in
             service management, delivery and practice, including             service delivery and practice.
             change processes in service delivery and the impact of
             consultancy on practice.
K7           Demonstrate a detailed and critical understanding of
             strategic and operational leadership models across all
             professional groups in a health and social care, with a focus
             on multi-disciplinary, situational and task leadership in the
             context of service delivery.
C1           Able to conceptualise, design and implement a project for        Able to integrate and synthesise diverse knowledge, evidence,
             the generation of new knowledge, applications or                 concepts, theory and practice in clinical psychology from a
             understanding at the forefront of clinical psychology theory     range of perspectives to promote understanding and/or good
             and practice, and to adjust the project design in the light of   practice and solve foreseen and unforeseen problems.
             unforeseen problems.
C2           Able to make informed judgements on complex issues in            Able to make argued conclusions on the basis of incomplete
             specialist fields of clinical psychology, often in the absence   and/or contested data.
             of complete data.
C3           Continue to undertake pure and/or applied research and
             development in clinical psychology at an advanced level,
             including service evaluation, audit, small scale research,
             contributing significantly to the development of new
             techniques, ideas and approaches, working collaboratively
             as appropriate.
C4           Able to challenge clinical psychology orthodoxy and              Able to challenge clinical psychology orthodoxy and formulate
             formulate new/alternative hypotheses or solutions at an          new/alternative hypotheses or solutions.
             advanced level.
C5           Able to formulate and critically evaluate the links between      Able to integrate and synthesise theory and practice in clinical
             theory and practice in clinical psychology in relation to work   psychology in relation to work with clients across the lifespan
             with clients with special and complex needs and                  and demonstrate the ability to formulate in clinical psychology
             demonstrate the ability to formulate clinical and practical      practice.
             issues using clinical psychological knowledge and research.


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P1           Can operate ethically in complex and unpredictable/                Can operate ethically in complex and unpredictable, possible
             specialised situations in clinical psychology at the frontier of   specialised, situations and has a critical understanding of the
             knowledge and professional practice and has a critical             issues governing good practice in clinical psychology.
             understanding of the issues governing good practice in
             clinical psychology.
P2           Select and conduct an appropriate range of psychological           Conduct a range of psychological assessments and develop,
             assessments and develop, monitor and review intervention           monitor and review intervention plans, evaluating the
             plans, critically evaluating the effectiveness of interventions    effectiveness of interventions and reformulating as appropriate.
             in complex situations and reformulating as appropriate,
             thereby shaping practice and recognising when further
             intervention is appropriate.
P3           Use formulations and reformulations to plan, deliver and           Use formulations and reformulations to plan, deliver and
             evaluate interventions using a range of theoretical models         monitor interventions using a range of theoretical models and
             and therapeutic skills, taking account of issues relating to       therapeutic skills.
             difference, diversity and social context, working with clients
             (individuals, couples, families, communities, groups) and
             service organisations.
P4           Develop and maintain effective working alliances with clients      Develop and maintain effective working alliances with clients,
             (individuals, couples, families, communities, groups), carers      carers and staff teams including indirect working via other staff
             and staff teams in complex systems and facilitate and lead         members.
             in service planning and delivery.
P5           Uses supervision effectively to reflect and change own             Use supervision effectively to reflect and change own
             professional practice as appropriate, develop strategies to        professional practice as appropriate, develop strategies to
             manage impact of practice seeking support as necessary             manage impact of practice, seeking support as necessary and
             and keeping within appropriate boundaries.                         remains aware of boundary issues.
P6           Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and       Monitor and maintain health, safety and security of self and
             others identifying how best to manage risk and support             others.
             others taking account of the organisational and social
             context.




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P7           Act autonomously and with initiative in complex and            Act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks in
             unpredictable situations in clinical psychology,               clinical psychology at a professional or equivalent level.
             demonstrating an understanding of organisational issues
             and adapting practice accordingly.
P8           Agree, prepare, deliver and critically evaluate teaching and   Agree and assist with the preparation and deliver of learning
             training appropriate to the audience of learners.              and development activities.
P9           Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the process of
             providing expert psychological opinion and advice, including
             the preparation and presentation of evidence in formal
             settings.
P10          Test and critically review new concepts, models, methods,      Appraise concepts, models, methods, practises, products and
             practices, products and equipment.                             equipment developed by others.
T1           Demonstrate the independent learning ability required for      Demonstrate the independent learning ability required for
             Continuing Professional Development at a level of advanced     Continuing Professional Development in clinical psychology.
             academic enquiry or professional practice.
T2           Communicate complex academic or professional issues and        Communicate complex academic or professional issues clearly
             their own ideas and conclusions in clinical psychology         to specialist and non specialist audiences, communicate clearly
             clearly and effectively to specialist and non specialist       with clients, carers, specialist and non specialist staff.
             audiences and those with cognitive, communicative and
             sensory impairments, or via interpreters, and communicate
             sensitively with clients when further intervention is
             inappropriate.
T3           Competent in the numeracy skills commensurate with the         Competent in the numeracy skills commensurate with the
             demands of research and scholarship in ways appropriate to     demands of research and scholarship in clinical psychology in
             clinical psychology context.                                   ways appropriate to the academic/professional context.
T4           Competent in the IT skills commensurate with the demands       Competent in the IT skills commensurate with the demands of
             of research and scholarship in ways appropriate to clinical    research and scholarship in clinical psychology in ways
             psychology context.                                            appropriate to the academic/professional context.




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T5           Collaborate effectively with others in ways appropriate to the   Collaborate effectively with others in ways appropriate to the
             professional/academic context, for example in facilitating       professional/academic context, for example with clients
             clients’ (individuals, couples, families, communities, groups)   (individuals, couples, families, communities, groups) and
             understanding of complex service issues and in enabling          carers to deliver interventions and with peers to enhance multi
             multi-professional communication/working in a range of           professional working.
             contexts.
T6           Demonstrate critical self awareness and reflective practice      Demonstrate self awareness and reflective practice
             by becoming a reflexive practitioner.
T7           Maintains the quality of own work and encouraging others to      Maintains the quality of own work, working within the limits of
             do so, working as an effective and responsible team              own competence and responsibility.
             member.




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                                                                          MAP OF OUTCOMES TO MODULES

                                                                                                                    Outcome Key
                                                                       Knowledge &           Cognitive &
                                                                                                                             Practical & Professional              Key Transferable
                                                                      Understanding          Intellectual
Module Name                                                       1   2 3 4 5 6         7   1 2 3 4 5           1        2    3   4   5   6   7   8   9   10   1   2   3   4   5   6   7
M Level (Year One)
PTE: The Life Continuum                                           A A       A               A A         A     A                               A A         A    A A
DCS: Working with Individuals                                       A       A A                             A A A A                   A A                        A                 A
Advanced Psychological Research
                                                                  A A A A           A       A A         A       A                             A                A       A               A
Methods
PPD: Reflective Practice                                              A     A       A       A               A A                   A A                          A A                 A
D Level (Year Two)
PTE: Special Needs                                                A A       A       A           A       A A A                                 A                A A             A
DCS: Working with Clients with Special
                                                                      A     A A                             A A A A                   A A                          A       A       A
Needs
Advanced Design for Clinical
                                                                  A A       A               A A A               A                             A                A A A A
Psychological Research Projects
PPD: Collaborative Practice                                                     A A             A           A A                   A       A A                  A A             A A A
D Level (Year Three)
PTE: Complex Needs                                                A A       A       A           A       A A A                                 A       A        A A
DCS: Working with Clients with Complex
                                                                      A     A A A               A           A A A A                   A A                          A       A       A
Needs
Thesis                                                            A A A A                 A A       A A         A                                         A    A A     A A
PPD: Autonomous Practice                                                A           A   A A A                                     A   A       A A                A             A   A
Child & Adolescent Placement                                        A   A       A   A       A       A       A   A    A A          A   A   A   A   A            A A     A       A   A   A
Adult Placement                                                     A   A       A   A       A       A       A   A    A A          A   A   A   A   A            A A     A       A   A   A
Older Adult Placement                                               A   A       A   A       A       A       A   A    A A          A   A   A   A   A            A A     A       A   A   A
Special Needs Placement                                             A   A       A   A       A       A       A   A    A A          A   A   A   A   A            A A     A       A   A   A
Specialist Service Placement                                        A   A       A   A   A   A       A       A   A    A A          A   A   A   A A A            A A     A       A   A   A
Organisational Placement                                            A           A   A   A   A       A       A   A      A          A   A   A   A   A            A A             A   A   A
Elective Placement                                                      A       A   A       A       A       A   A    A A          A   A   A   A A A            A A             A   A   A

Key: A = Learning outcome assessed in the module.


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                                                          Assessment Chart


                                                    Formative Assessment        Summative Assessment
          Module Name                                   Type and Week of            Type and Week of
                                                            Completion                Submission
PTE: The Life Continuum                            500-700 word short           4,000 word essay
                                                   answers to questions         Week 45 (approx)
PSY4008-N (20)                                     Week 25 (approx)
DCS: Working with                                  25 minute individual         4,000 word case study
Individuals                                        presentation + 10 minutes    Week 42 (approx)
                                                   of questions
PSY4025-N (20)                                     Week 34 (approx)
Advanced Psychological                             Group presentation of          Critical review (2000
Research Methods                                   critical review of a paper      words) - 50%
                                                   Week 21 (approx)                Week 27
PSY4034-N (20)                                                                   Project proposal (2000
                                                                                   words) - 50% Week 45
PPD: Reflective Practice                                                        4,000 word portfolio
                                                                                Week 52 (approx)
PSY4026-N (20)
Placement 1                                        Via placement supervision    Portfolio elements:
(20)                                               (ongoing)                    Approx Week 2 of
                                                                                placement Supervised
                                                                                Placement Agreement
                                                                                Form

                                                                                Approx Week 22 of
                                                                                placement
                                                                                Audit of Learning
                                                                                Environment & Learning
                                                                                Experiences
                                                                                Supervisor Practice
                                                                                Assessment Form
                                                                                Continuation Form
Placement 2                                        Via placement supervision    Portfolio elements:
(20)                                               (ongoing)                    Approx Week 2 of
                                                                                placement Supervised
                                                                                Placement Agreement
                                                                                Form

                                                                                Approx Week 22 of
                                                                                placement
                                                                                Audit of Learning
                                                                                Environment & Learning
                                                                                Experiences
                                                                                Supervisor Practice
                                                                                Assessment Form
                                                                                Continuation Form



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PTE: Special Needs                                 Joint formative             4,000 word essay
                                                                               Week 41 (approx)
PSY5008-N (20)                                     45 minute group
DCS: Working with Clients                          presentation (plus 15       30 minute individual
with Special Needs                                 minutes questions)          presentation + 15 mins.
                                                   Week 28 (approx)            Facilitated discussion
PSY5004-N (20)                                                                 Week 47 (approx)

Advanced Design for                                Written & oral presentation    3,000 word research
Clinical Psychological                             of research proposal to         proposal (50%) Week
Research Projects                                  Research Panel                  30
                                                   Week 12 (written               2,000 word small scale
PSY5041-N (40)                                     submission) & Week 14           service improvement
                                                   (oral presentation)             project (50%) Week 42

PPD: Collaborative                                                             4,000 word portfolio
Practice                                                                       Week 52 (approx)

PSY5021-N (20)
Placement 3                                        Via placement supervision   Portfolio elements:
(20)                                               (ongoing)                   Approx Week 2 of
                                                                               placement Supervised
                                                                               Placement Agreement
                                                                               Form

                                                                               Approx Week 22 of
                                                                               placement
                                                                               Audit of Learning
                                                                               Environment & Learning
                                                                               Experiences
                                                                               Supervisor Practice
                                                                               Assessment Form
                                                                               Continuation Form
Special Needs Placement                            Via placement supervision   Portfolio elements:
(20)                                               (ongoing)                   Approx Week 2 of
                                                                               placement Supervised
                                                                               Placement Agreement
                                                                               Form

                                                                               Approx Week 22 of
                                                                               placement
                                                                               Audit of Learning
                                                                               Environment & Learning
                                                                               Experiences
                                                                               Supervisor Practice
                                                                               Assessment Form
                                                                               Continuation Form




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PTE: Complex Needs                                 Joint formative                 1,500 word court report
                                                                                    Week 34 (70%)
PSY5007-N (20)                                     45 minute group
                                                   presentation (plus 25          Court cross
                                                   minutes facilitated group       examination (20
                                                   discussion)                     minutes) Week 48
                                                   Week 22                         (30%)
DCS: Working with Clients                                                       25 minute individual
with Complex Needs                                                              presentation + 25 minutes
                                                                                student led discussion
PSY5006-N (20)                                                                  Week 50 (approx)

Thesis                                             Via supervision throughout        20,000-40,000 word
                                                   the module                         thesis Week 42
PSY5022-N (180)                                                                       (approx)
                                                                                    Viva voce Week 48
                                                                                      – 50 (approx)
PPD: Autonomous                                                                 4,000 word portfolio
Practice                                                                        Week 52 (approx)

PSY5031-N (20)
Special Service Placement Via placement supervision                             Portfolio elements:
(20)                      (ongoing)                                             Approx Week 2 of
                                                                                placement Supervised
                                                                                Placement Agreement
                                                                                Form

                                                                                Approx Week 22 of
                                                                                placement
                                                                                Audit of Learning
                                                                                Environment & Learning
                                                                                Experiences
                                                                                Supervisor Practice
                                                                                Assessment Form
                                                                                Continuation Form
Elective Placement                                 Via placement supervision    Portfolio elements:
(20) - option                                      (ongoing)                    Approx Week 2 of
                                                                                placement Supervised
                                                                                Placement Agreement
                                                                                Form

                                                                                Approx Week 22 of
                                                                                placement
                                                                                Audit of Learning
                                                                                Environment & Learning
                                                                                Experiences
                                                                                Supervisor Practice
                                                                                Assessment Form
                                                                                Continuation Form



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Organisational Placement                           Via placement supervision   Portfolio elements:
(20) - option                                      (ongoing)                   Approx Week 2 of
                                                                               placement Supervised
                                                                               Placement Agreement
                                                                               Form

                                                                               Approx Week 22 of
                                                                               placement
                                                                               Audit of Learning
                                                                               Environment & Learning
                                                                               Experiences
                                                                               Supervisor Practice
                                                                               Assessment Form
                                                                               Continuation Form




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                                           STATEMENT FROM THE LIBRARY

Library Analysis of Resources for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

As part of the approval process, the Library is required to provide a statement on the
availability of resources. Based upon an analysis of the resources identified in the
documentation, I can report the following:

The following 19 modules were checked:
      Psychological Theory and Evidence: The Life Continuum
      Developing Clinical Skills: Working with Individuals
      Advanced Psychological Research Methods
      Personal and Professional Development: Reflective Practice
      Psychological Theory and Evidence: Special Needs
      Developing Clinical Skills: Working with Clients with Special Needs
      Advanced Design for Clinical Psychological Research Projects
      Personal & Professional Development: Collaborative Practice
      Psychological Theory and Evidence: Complex Needs
      Developing Clinical Skills: Working With Clients With Complex Needs
      Thesis
      Personal and Professional Development: Autonomous Practice
      Child and Adolescent Placement
      Adult Placement
      Older Adult Placement
      Special Needs Placement
      Specialist Service Placement
      Elective Placement
      Organisational Placement

Texts
All indicative resources lists have been checked against the Library Catalogue and
against EnterBooks, an online database which provides publication details of all titles
currently available in print, all forthcoming publications and titles which have recently
gone out of print.

We checked that at least one copy of each listed title was in stock in the Library, in
the most current edition available. If a title was traced as being in print but was not
currently in stock in the Library, I calculate that it would cost approximately £1729 to
purchase one copy of each title. There are insufficient funds in this year’s
Information Provision and Access fund to cover this, so any items not purchased in
this financial year will be carried forward for priority purchase in 2010/11.

The Module Leaders have also been informed of any corrections to spelling or
bibliographic details of any of the resources.

At this stage, I have not taken into account the likely number of students taking a
module. Some titles may not be available in the appropriate quantities and possibly
extra copies will need to be purchased to meet the needs of larger groups. Copies
of texts are purchased in accordance with the PERB guidelines – see Library


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Factsheet 52 (http://lis.tees.ac.uk/factsheets/fs52.pdf). It is the responsibility of
Module Leaders to keep the Library informed of the need to purchase additional
copies.

Journals
Of the journals which were recommended in the indicative resources, the following
titles could not be identified as current Library print or electronic subscriptions.

 Journal title                                   Cost                    Notes
 British Journal of                              £131 (combined print
 Psychotherapy                                   and electronic)
 Context                                         £40 (print only)
 Archives of Sexual                              £1468 (combined print
 Behavior                                        and electronic
 International Journal of                        £290 (print only)
 Transgenderism
 Psychiatry, Psychology                          £193 (combined print
 and the Law                                     and electronic)
 Clinical Psychology                                                     Free to members of BPS –
 Forum                                                                   no copies in Library.
 Journal of                                                              Free to members of BPS –
 Organisational and                                                      no copies in Library.
 Occupational
 Psychology

The overall cost would be £2122 for all the new titles, based on current prices and
exchange rates. At the time of writing there is no scope to purchase additional
journal subscriptions; new titles can only be purchased by cancelling other titles of a
similar value. The programme team are asked to identify the core journals which are
required subscriptions to support the programme.

A number of other journals listed in the indicative resources are not current
subscriptions but are available electronically with a 3-12 month embargo.

Specific Journal Articles
One journal article identified in the indicative resources (Cushway article from Stress
Medicine in the “Personal and Professional Development: Autonomous Practice”
module) is not currently available in the Library collection in either print or electronic
format. It may be possible to obtain a photocopy or digitised copy of this article
which complies with copyright legislation. However, there may be cost implications
and Module Leaders should contact me to discuss options.

Online Databases
Relevant databases are available to support this programme from the Library
website. In particular:
     PsychInfo
     ASSIA
     Medline via Ebsco
     CINAHL (Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature) via Ebsco



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Websites
All websites listed in the resources were checked for accuracy. Staff have been
informed of any sites that could not be traced or corrections to URLs.

Electronic Reading Lists
Electronic reading lists will be created for all the modules on this programme. It is
the responsibility of Module Leaders to inform the Library of any changes to the
indicative resources.

Information Skills
A key role of the Library is the development of information skills to enable students to
fully exploit the range of resources available and to access quality information
sources. These skills cannot be acquired solely at induction. There is no mention of
how the students will develop these skills in this programme.

Iain Baird, Subject Librarian (Health and Social Care), June 2010




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