PSY20170 Clinical Psychology

Academic Year 2022/2023

This module provides an overview of common psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, childhood disorders and personality disorders. This overview includes material on clinical examples, clinical features, classifciation, epidemology, aetiology and treatment. This is also a focus on protective factors and positive psychology.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this module students will be able to (1) Describe and understand clinical features of common psychological problems; (2) show an understanding of classification, epidemology, aetiology, treatment, and service provision for common psychological disorders; and (3) explain the role of protective factors in promoting wellbeing.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
In autumn 2021/22 PSY 21070 will be a blended learning module

For this modules students will attend 10 two-hour lectures and engage in 120 - 125 hours of autonomous learning doing required and supplementary reading, and watching audiovisual material.

Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: 2,000 word assignment Week 12 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Essay: 2,500 word essay Week 7 n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Keith Gaynor Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Dr Aidan McKiernan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Fri 09:00 - 10:50