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Introduction

Clinical psychology is the practice of using psychological theories, treatments and therapies to assess the needs of clients in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology degree covers broad concepts of general psychology alongside specialised modules that aim to develop students' understanding of what is involved in working with a range of client groups in clinical settings.

Topics such as approaches to treatment and therapy and mental health and counselling skills have been designed to prepare students to embark on postgraduate study, to practise clinical psychology in a range of settings or to work in therapeutic areas.

This degree aims to address the key concepts and practices of Psychology, while also aiming to provide a level of specialised knowledge in clinical psychology. The course is designed to be especially suited to those students considering a career in health or social services.

A key aim of the degree is to provide students with the opportunity to develop a realistic appreciation of the work of a clinical psychologist. Guest lectures by experienced psychologist practitioners aim to introduce students to issues in professional practice. The course is also designed to prepare students for further training at postgraduate level — the next step towards becoming a Clinical Psychologist.

Accreditations

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC), the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Is This Course Right For Me?

This course is designed for students that are looking for a programme that aims to allow them the opportunity to gain an understanding of the scope of clinical psychology theory and practice, while at the same time providing the basis for professional accreditation as a Chartered Psychologist.

How You Study

The course aims to produce graduate Psychologists who are critical thinkers and independent researchers. This means that graduating students are expected to be able to tackle psychological problems and issues as independent researchers taking a critical and analytical approach.

The course also aims to engender in students an ability to reflect on the nature of human behaviour in an informed and systematic manner, and to provide them with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the scope of clinical psychology theory and practice.

Course materials are posted to an online virtual learning environment to supplement face to face teaching and support onsite and remote study.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of your degree. However, remember that you are engaging in a full-time degree; so, at the very least, you should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time and you may undertake assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

The aims of the module assessments are to provide a measure of the development and attainment of course outcomes, including the attainment of high-level intellectual skills such as critical analysis and evaluation.

Accordingly, the nature of the assessment varies across the three levels of the course. The assessments at Levels One and Two aim to focus on the acquisition and understanding of knowledge and skills. In contrast, the Level Three assessments place far greater emphasis on the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate knowledge.

BSc (Hons) Psychology students currently receive feedback within a 20 working day period.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

What We Look For In Your Application

A keen interest in psychology as applied within clinical settings, and a lively and enquiring mind.

Some experience of project work involving the collection and analysis of data.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School Of Psychology Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2016-17

Applicants should have a minimum of 320 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of three A Levels (or the equivalent), including a science related subject (Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography or Economics are acceptable).

In addition to the minimum three A Levels, other qualifications such as AS Levels, the Extended Project and the ASDAN CoPE for example, will be counted towards the 320 point requirement. For example, if an applicant were to achieve 280 points from three A Levels (grades B, B and C) and in addition, had 50 points from an additional AS Level (grade B), to make up the 320 points, they would qualify for the course.

Points gained from A/AS levels in General Studies and Critical Thinking will not be counted.

We also accept a wide range of other qualifications including the BTEC Extended Diploma, Diploma and Subsidiary Diploma, the European and International Baccalaureate Diplomas, and Advanced Diplomas.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs at grade C or above, to include English Language and Maths or Statistics (or equivalent).

Applications are welcomed from mature students who are studying towards an Access to Higher Education in a science related programme. A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required. We will also consider applicants with extensive relevant work experience.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Level 1

Development in Context

This module aims to examine the influence of culture on human development, taking a lifespan approach.

The aim of the module is to introduce the study of developmental psychology in a cultural context, including an introduction to developmental theories that incorporate social and cultural variables. The module is designed to focus on specific topics at key points in the lifespan such as childhood, adolescence, middle and older adulthood.

Foundations of Clinical Psychology

This module aims to introduce practice, research and theory in Clinical Psychology. The module will be separated into two blocks.

Block one is designed to focus on core issues in the practice of clinical psychology including historical developments, ethical considerations and debates, cultural and social influences on conceptualisation.

Block two aims to focus on the generation of knowledge through clinical research methods, and provide an understanding of the epistemological strengths and limitations of each method of investigation.

The overall aim of this module is to introduce undergraduates to the nature and scope of clinical practice, by debating some of the key issues in clinical practice and becoming familiar with research methods that are integral to clinical research.

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

This module aims to introduce students to the terminology, methodology and central issues in the study of core aspects of human cognition such as perception, memory, problem-solving and language.

The module also aims to provide a foundation for the more widespread and detailed discussion of each area in other modules at levels two and three.

Mind and Brain

This module is designed to offer an introduction to the biological substrates of mind. It aims to introduce the philosophical issues that arise in relating mental to biological activity. It aims to orientate the student to the basic structure of the brain and nervous system before moving on to study the building blocks of the brain – the neuron, its structure and functioning. The module is then designed to elaborate on how networks of neurons could plausibly produce behaviour that we can recognise as cognition (for example recognition and memory).

Research Skills 1

An appreciation of research methods is critical for an understanding of psychology. This module aims to introduce students to some of the basic concepts underlying research and provides a practical introduction to conducting research in psychology.

Social and Individual Psychology

This module is designed to provide an introduction to social psychology and individual differences, and to different approaches to the study of social phenomena and personality. It aims to give consideration to the history of these various approaches and the different analytical methods is given. Problems of disentangling the effects of genetic, environmental and social worlds are explored along with consideration of the influence of cognitive functioning on social behaviour.

Level 2

Cognition

This module is designed to continue the investigation into cognitive processes begun at level one in Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

It aims to expand the range of cognitive functions considered by exploring current issues in areas such as attention (in particular visual spatial attention) and memory, thinking and language. Students have the opportunity to gain an introduction to competing theories/approaches and evaluations with the aim being to provide students with an appreciation of the role of empirical evidence in guiding the formation and assessment of the adequacy of different psychological theories.

Developmental Psychology

This module aims to examine the concepts, theories, research methods and influencing factors in child development relevant to the period from birth to pre-adolescence.

The module is organised into four main blocks: foundations of development, development of cognition, development of representation, social and emotional development. General theories of nature and nurture can be discussed in the context of specific topics. Also, applications of developmental research and theories may be discussed relevant to specific topics.

Mental health and Disorder I

This module aims to provide an introduction to a range of mental health disorders with regard to their historical context, classification and aetiology. Based on established theoretical and research context, this module will give students the opportunity to critically examine a range of theories regarding the nature of mental health problems through the use of primary research sources, with the aim of broadening their potential understanding regarding the complexity of this topic and current debate issues in the field.

Mental Health and Disorder II

The module aims to build on the content presented in Semester A’s Mental Health and Disorders I module by seeking to broaden the understanding of mental disorder. Based on the established theoretical and research context, this module will consider an additional range of psychological disorders in terms of their assessment, aetiology, research background, and impact on an individual’s functioning and the environment they interact in.

Psychology at Work

This module seeks to examine theories of personality, intelligence and individual differences in the context of the world of work. There is a practical element to the module, which is designed to support career development learning for students.

Research Skills 2

The content of this module aims to build on the skills taught at level one in the module Research Skills 1. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to ethical issues in research, followed by an introduction to uni-variate statistical procedures for analysis of complex experimental designs. In Semester B, students may be introduced to methods and procedures for collecting and analysing survey and qualitative data. In parallel with the lecture program, practical research skills are taught in workshops, and students will be expected to carry out a small group practical project under supervision of a member of staff in both semesters.

Social Psychology

This module aims to build upon the social psychology material covered in the level one module Social and Individual Psychology. It seeks to explore some of the central issues of social psychology, including how people deal with social information, such as the causes of behaviour and social categories, and how groups function and interact.

Level 3

Addictions (Option)

This module seeks to extensively explore the prevalence, aetiology and treatment strategies for prominent addictive behaviours and substance abuse and dependence in society.

Advanced Multivariate Statistics (Option)

The aim of this module is to provide a comprehensive introduction to advanced multivariate techniques. The module seeks to explore the theoretical rationale underpinning each analysis.

Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

The module is in two blocks. In block one, students will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of problem formulation. Block two aims to examine in detail some approaches to treatment and therapy with an emphasis on adult mental health. It aims to consider traditional paradigms of treatment and therapy as well as examining some more recent innovations.

Students will have an opportunity to hear practice issues from professionals working in mental health, as practitioners will deliver the majority of lectures.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Option)

This module aims to examine the developmental disability of Autism (and Autistic Spectrum Disorders). It aims to cover a range of approaches to understanding Autism, from diagnosis and etiology.

Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (Option)

This module aims to draw on aspects of cognitive and clinical neuropsychology to examine the consequences of brain dysfunction. A particular focus will be upon the interdependence of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, and it is within this context that the role of neuropsychology in research, diagnosis and patient management can be explored.

Cognitive Neuroscience

This module is designed to offer an in-depth review of current literature on cognitive neuroscience, a scientific study of neural mechanisms underlying cognition, with a specific focus on the interactions of brain structures and mental processes and their behavioural manifestations.

A range of topics are covered (vision, attention, face and object recognition, memory and emotion) with the aim of illustrating how the concepts and modern methodologies are applied to the problems and issues which constitute the subject of cognitive neuroscience.

Conceptual Psychology

This module aims to place the discipline and the subject of Psychology under scrutiny. By this we mean to locate Psychology in a historical context, consider philosophical concepts that have shaped psychology and to reflect on some of the consequences (moral, political, exploitative, oppressive and/or liberating) that emanate from the practices of psychology.

The module therefore aims to include three areas of focus – contextual (history of psychology), conceptual (philosophy of science, alternative paradigms, and key psychological concepts) and consequential (critical psychology).

Counselling Skills and Theory

This module is designed to introduce students to counselling theories and aims to help to develop introductory communication and counselling skills. A Person-Centred approach to counselling skills will be used and an important aspect of this module will be providing students with the opportunity of development of learning through self-reflection.

Cross-Cultural Psychology (Option)

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to discuss concepts, theories and research methods in cross-cultural psychology, including analysis of psychological definitions of culture and cultural variables. Specific topics in social and developmental psychology are considered from a cross-cultural perspective, for example, cultural values, social roles and relationships, family organisation, and selected topics in child development.

Developmental Psychopathology (Option)

This module aims to emphasise the importance of a developmental framework for understanding how children come to exhibit adaptive and maladaptive behaviour. The module will seek to address the changing nature of problems, influences and risk factors over the course of development.

Discourse (Option)

This module aims to develop students' knowledge of the development, theory and applications of the Discourse approach, which is a growing field within psychology. The module aims to introduce the Discourse perspective, in which language is seen as a means for people to do social actions: from blamings and invitations, to the establishment and maintenance of social relationships.

Fantasy Neuroscience (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the background, theories and techniques of Social cognitive neuroscience. SCN seeks to understand socioemotional phenomena in terms of interactions between the social (socioemotional cues, contexts, experiences, and behaviors), cognitive (information processing mechanisms), and neural (brain bases) levels of analysis.

Independent Study (Psychology)

This module expects students to carry out empirical research in an area of their choice, culminating in the production of a dissertation. The Independent Study is designed to test a student’s ability to identify an appropriate research question and to design and implement an appropriate study. The role of the supervisor is to guide them through these processes.

Organisational Psychology (Option)

This module is designed to provide a broad overview of this sub-field, which can be divided into three main areas; job related issues, inter and intra psychological issues, and workplace psychology. Theories from mainstream psychology aim to form the basis for a detailed discussion of key topics in organisational psychology.

Patterns of Action (Option)

The module aims to examine the patterns of action that underlie social behaviours such as sequences of interactions and how these affect outcomes. For instance, why do some patterns result in positive outcomes, and some result in negative outcomes. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of approaches, for example: Game Theory, Systems Theory, and Chaos Theory to understand not only why individuals behave in particular ways, but how to scientifically map these behavioural patterns and offer real-world insight into how to change behaviour, rather than laboratory-based theoretical approaches.

Psychodynamic Therapy: Theory and Practice. (Option)

This module aims to offer students the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of the psychodynamic/psychoanalytic movement and its clinical applications.

Psychopharmacology: Drugs, Brain and Behaviour (Option)

This module aims to explore the science behind the effects that drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking and behaviour. The history and actions of medications currently in use for the treatment of mental health disorders will be described along with an overview of the known actions and effects of illicit drug compounds.

Risk Perception, Assessment and Management (Option)

This module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a critical awareness and understanding of psychological issues typically related to the assessment, perception, communication, management and governing of risk as it affects professional practices in such areas as public health, politics, the environment, science and technology, corporate communication, and clinical/forensic psychology.

Sleep, Emotion And Cognition (Option)

This module seeks to examine the importance of two factors for cognition: sleep and emotion. This module aims to introduce students to both the different types of memory and cognition which appear to benefit from sleep and/or emotion and the experimental paradigms used to demonstrate this.

Vision (Option)

This module aims to represent advances in vision research through the research contributions made by staff delivering the module. Emphasis is placed on methodology and the results they generate and how these are used to in turn to both inform and challenge conventional theory.

Special Features

A tutorial system operates at Level One which aims to provide a sound basis for transition to Level Two of the course.

The tutorial course also includes a series of scheduled one-to-one meetings. These personal tutorials aim to support the students' personal development and continue over the three years of the degree.

The course offers specialist options in clinical psychology in the final year.

A range of professional psychologists, sometimes accompanied by a service user, from different clinical services, contribute to this course.

Placements

Placement Year

When you are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

Students on the Psychology with Clinical Psychology course have access to a range of well-equipped laboratories including two large PC-based teaching laboratories, an observation suite, a psychophysiology laboratory, a 'baby lab' and numerous specialist research and practical laboratories.

There are three technical staff on hand to aid students in the production of experimental materials and software development.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever your area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which you may need in your future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

This course aims to prepare students for postgraduate study or professional training in any area of psychology. This degree is designed to be especially suited to those considering a career in the health or social service areas. A programme of ‘Careers in Psychology’ seminars runs throughout the final year.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

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Forensic chemistry is the application of scientific knowledge and investigation to law enforcement. From identifying substances to analysing crime scenes, the skills of a forensic chemist often play a vital role in criminal investigations.
A comprehensive study of chemistry is integrated with forensic specialisms, including DNA analysis, fire debris analysis or forensic toxicology, so students can develop an in-depth understanding of
forensic chemistry and fundamental science.
Forensic scientists apply scientific expertise to provide impartial evidence in criminal investigations. They work not only in laboratories, but at crime scenes and in courtrooms. Their highly detailed work encompasses elements of chemistry and biology applied in areas such as toxicology, DNA analysis and trace evidence.
Mental health nurses work with patients suffering from a wide range of conditions, from psychological to personality disorders. Frequently, mental health nursing is less concerned with curing illness than it is with supporting patients and their families and helping them to cope.
The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree aims to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise within the subject.
The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology degree at Lincoln aims to provide students with a level of specialised knowledge in Forensic Psychology, as well as an understanding of key concepts and practices in Psychology in general.

Introduction

Clinical psychology is the practice of using psychological theories, treatments and therapies to assess the needs of clients in order to improve their health and wellbeing.

The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology degree covers broad concepts of general psychology alongside specialised modules that aim to develop students' understanding of what is involved in working with a range of client groups in clinical settings.

Topics such as approaches to treatment and therapy and mental health and counselling skills have been designed to prepare students to embark on postgraduate study, to practise clinical psychology in a range of settings or to work in therapeutic areas.

This degree aims to address the key concepts and practices of Psychology, while also aiming to provide a level of specialised knowledge in clinical psychology. The course is designed to be especially suited to those students considering a career in health or social services.

A key aim of the degree is to provide students with the opportunity to develop a realistic appreciation of the work of a clinical psychologist. Guest lectures by experienced psychologist practitioners aim to introduce students to issues in professional practice. The course is also designed to prepare students for further training at postgraduate level — the next step towards becoming a Clinical Psychologist.

Accreditations

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC), the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Is This Course Right For Me?

This course is designed for students that are looking for a programme that aims to allow them the opportunity to gain an understanding of the scope of clinical psychology theory and practice, while at the same time providing the basis for professional accreditation as a Chartered Psychologist.

How You Study

The course aims to produce graduate Psychologists who are critical thinkers and independent researchers. This means that graduating students are expected to be able to tackle psychological problems and issues as independent researchers taking a critical and analytical approach.

The course also aims to engender in students an ability to reflect on the nature of human behaviour in an informed and systematic manner, and to provide them with an opportunity to gain an understanding of the scope of clinical psychology theory and practice.

Course materials are posted to an online virtual learning environment to supplement face to face teaching and support onsite and remote study.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of your degree. However, remember that you are engaging in a full-time degree; so, at the very least, you should expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time and you may undertake assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

The aims of the module assessments are to provide a measure of the development and attainment of course outcomes, including the attainment of high-level intellectual skills such as critical analysis and evaluation.

Accordingly, the nature of the assessment varies across the three levels of the course. The assessments at Levels One and Two aim to focus on the acquisition and understanding of knowledge and skills. In contrast, the Level Three assessments place far greater emphasis on the ability to apply, analyse and evaluate knowledge.

BSc (Hons) Psychology students currently receive feedback within a 20 working day period.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to you promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date (unless stated differently above).

Methods of Assessment

The way you will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

What We Look For In Your Application

A keen interest in psychology as applied within clinical settings, and a lively and enquiring mind.

Some experience of project work involving the collection and analysis of data.

Staff

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our School Of Psychology Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: AAB, to include a science related subject (Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Maths, Geography or Economics are acceptable). General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted.

International Baccalaureate: 34 points overall, with 5 at Higher Level in Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Maths, Geography or Economics.

BTEC Extended Diploma Applied Science and Physics accepted, depending on modules studied: Distinction, Distinction, Distinction

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Science or Social Science subject accepted: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have at least five GCSEs (or the equivalent) at grade C or above, to include English and Maths or Statistics.

We will also consider applicants with extensive relevant work experience.

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk.

Level 1

Development in Context

This module aims to examine the influence of culture on human development, taking a lifespan approach.

The aim of the module is to introduce the study of developmental psychology in a cultural context, including an introduction to developmental theories that incorporate social and cultural variables. The module is designed to focus on specific topics at key points in the lifespan such as childhood, adolescence, middle and older adulthood.

Foundations of Clinical Psychology

This module aims to introduce practice, research and theory in Clinical Psychology. The module will be separated into two blocks.

Block one is designed to focus on core issues in the practice of clinical psychology including historical developments, ethical considerations and debates, cultural and social influences on conceptualisation.

Block two aims to focus on the generation of knowledge through clinical research methods, and provide an understanding of the epistemological strengths and limitations of each method of investigation.

The overall aim of this module is to introduce undergraduates to the nature and scope of clinical practice, by debating some of the key issues in clinical practice and becoming familiar with research methods that are integral to clinical research.

Introduction to Cognitive Psychology

This module aims to introduce students to the terminology, methodology and central issues in the study of core aspects of human cognition such as perception, memory, problem-solving and language.

The module also aims to provide a foundation for the more widespread and detailed discussion of each area in other modules at levels two and three.

Mind and Brain

This module is designed to offer an introduction to the biological substrates of mind. It aims to introduce the philosophical issues that arise in relating mental to biological activity. It aims to orientate the student to the basic structure of the brain and nervous system before moving on to study the building blocks of the brain – the neuron, its structure and functioning. The module is then designed to elaborate on how networks of neurons could plausibly produce behaviour that we can recognise as cognition (for example recognition and memory).

Research Skills 1

An appreciation of research methods is critical for an understanding of psychology. This module aims to introduce students to some of the basic concepts underlying research and provides a practical introduction to conducting research in psychology.

Social and Individual Psychology

This module is designed to provide an introduction to social psychology and individual differences, and to different approaches to the study of social phenomena and personality. It aims to give consideration to the history of these various approaches and the different analytical methods is given. Problems of disentangling the effects of genetic, environmental and social worlds are explored along with consideration of the influence of cognitive functioning on social behaviour.

Level 2

Cognition

This module is designed to continue the investigation into cognitive processes begun at level one in Introduction to Cognitive Psychology.

It aims to expand the range of cognitive functions considered by exploring current issues in areas such as attention (in particular visual spatial attention) and memory, thinking and language. Students have the opportunity to gain an introduction to competing theories/approaches and evaluations with the aim being to provide students with an appreciation of the role of empirical evidence in guiding the formation and assessment of the adequacy of different psychological theories.

Developmental Psychology

This module aims to examine the concepts, theories, research methods and influencing factors in child development relevant to the period from birth to pre-adolescence.

The module is organised into four main blocks: foundations of development, development of cognition, development of representation, social and emotional development. General theories of nature and nurture can be discussed in the context of specific topics. Also, applications of developmental research and theories may be discussed relevant to specific topics.

Mental health and Disorder I

This module aims to provide an introduction to a range of mental health disorders with regard to their historical context, classification and aetiology. Based on established theoretical and research context, this module will give students the opportunity to critically examine a range of theories regarding the nature of mental health problems through the use of primary research sources, with the aim of broadening their potential understanding regarding the complexity of this topic and current debate issues in the field.

Mental Health and Disorder II

The module aims to build on the content presented in Semester A’s Mental Health and Disorders I module by seeking to broaden the understanding of mental disorder. Based on the established theoretical and research context, this module aims to consider an additional range of psychological disorders in terms of their assessment, aetiology, research background, and impact on an individual’s functioning and the environment they interact in.

Psychology at Work

This module seeks to examine theories of personality, intelligence and individual differences in the context of the world of work. There is a practical element to the module, which is designed to support career development learning for students.

Research Skills 2

The content of this module aims to build on the skills taught at level one in the module Research Skills 1. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to ethical issues in research, followed by an introduction to uni-variate statistical procedures for analysis of complex experimental designs. In Semester B, students may be introduced to methods and procedures for collecting and analysing survey and qualitative data. In parallel with the lecture program, practical research skills are taught in workshops, and students will be expected to carry out a small group practical project under supervision of a member of staff in both semesters.

Social Psychology

This module aims to build upon the social psychology material covered in the level one module Social and Individual Psychology. It seeks to explore some of the central issues of social psychology, including how people deal with social information, such as the causes of behaviour and social categories, and how groups function and interact.

Level 3

Addictions (Option)

This module seeks to extensively explore the prevalence, aetiology and treatment strategies for prominent addictive behaviours and substance abuse and dependence in society.

Advanced Multivariate Statistics (Option)

The aim of this module is to provide a comprehensive introduction to advanced multivariate techniques. The module seeks to explore the theoretical rationale underpinning each analysis.

Approaches to Treatment and Therapy

The module is in two blocks. In block one, students will have an opportunity to develop their knowledge of problem formulation. Block two aims to examine in detail some approaches to treatment and therapy with an emphasis on adult mental health. It will consider traditional paradigms of treatment and therapy as well as examining some more recent innovations.

Students will have an opportunity to hear practice issues from professionals working in mental health, as practitioners will deliver the majority of lectures.

Autistic Spectrum Disorders (Option)

This module aims to examine the developmental disability of Autism (and Autistic Spectrum Disorders). It aims to cover a range of approaches to understanding Autism, from diagnosis and etiology.

Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology (Option)

This module aims to draw on aspects of cognitive and clinical neuropsychology to examine the consequences of brain dysfunction. A particular focus will be upon the interdependence of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, and it is within this context that the role of neuropsychology in research, diagnosis and patient management can be explored.

Cognitive Neuroscience

This module is designed to offer an in-depth review of current literature on cognitive neuroscience, a scientific study of neural mechanisms underlying cognition, with a specific focus on the interactions of brain structures and mental processes and their behavioural manifestations.

A range of topics are covered (vision, attention, face and object recognition, memory and emotion) with the aim of illustrating how the concepts and modern methodologies are applied to the problems and issues which constitute the subject of cognitive neuroscience.

Conceptual Psychology

This module aims to place the discipline and the subject of Psychology under scrutiny. By this we mean to locate Psychology in a historical context, consider philosophical concepts that have shaped psychology and to reflect on some of the consequences (moral, political, exploitative, oppressive and/or liberating) that emanate from the practices of psychology.

The module therefore aims to include three areas of focus – contextual (history of psychology), conceptual (philosophy of science, alternative paradigms, and key psychological concepts) and consequential (critical psychology).

Counselling Skills and Theory

This module is designed to introduce students to counselling theories and aims to help to develop introductory communication and counselling skills. A Person-Centred approach to counselling skills will be used and an important aspect of this module will be providing students with the opportunity of development of learning through self-reflection.

Cross-Cultural Psychology (Option)

This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to discuss concepts, theories and research methods in cross-cultural psychology, including analysis of psychological definitions of culture and cultural variables. Specific topics in social and developmental psychology are considered from a cross-cultural perspective, for example, cultural values, social roles and relationships, family organisation, and selected topics in child development.

Developmental Psychopathology (Option)

This module aims to emphasise the importance of a developmental framework for understanding how children come to exhibit adaptive and maladaptive behaviour. The module will seek to address the changing nature of problems, influences and risk factors over the course of development.

Discourse (Option)

This module aims to develop students' knowledge of the development, theory and applications of the Discourse approach, which is a growing field within psychology. The module aims to introduce the Discourse perspective, in which language is seen as a means for people to do social actions: from blamings and invitations, to the establishment and maintenance of social relationships.

Fantasy Neuroscience (Option)

This module is designed to introduce the background, theories and techniques of Social cognitive neuroscience. SCN seeks to understand socioemotional phenomena in terms of interactions between the social (socioemotional cues, contexts, experiences, and behaviors), cognitive (information processing mechanisms), and neural (brain bases) levels of analysis.

Independent Study (Psychology)

This module expects students to carry out empirical research in an area of their choice, culminating in the production of a dissertation. The Independent Study is designed to test a student’s ability to identify an appropriate research question and to design and implement an appropriate study. The role of the supervisor is to guide them through these processes.

Organisational Psychology (Option)

This module is designed to provide a broad overview of this sub-field, which can be divided into three main areas; job related issues, inter and intra psychological issues, and workplace psychology. Theories from mainstream psychology aim to form the basis for a detailed discussion of key topics in organisational psychology.

Patterns of Action (Option)

This module aims to examine the patterns of action that underlie social behaviours such as sequences of interactions and how these affect outcomes. For instance, why do some patterns result in positive outcomes, and some result in negative outcomes. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of approaches, for example: Game Theory, Systems Theory, and Chaos Theory to understand not only why individuals behave in particular ways, but how to scientifically map these behavioural patterns and offer real-world insight into how to change behaviour, rather than laboratory-based theoretical approaches.

Psychodynamic Therapy: Theory and Practice. (Option)

This module aims to offer students the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding of the psychodynamic/psychoanalytic movement and its clinical applications.

Psychopharmacology: Drugs, Brain and Behaviour (Option)

This module aims to explore the science behind the effects that drugs have on mood, sensation, thinking and behaviour. The history and actions of medications currently in use for the treatment of mental health disorders will be described along with an overview of the known actions and effects of illicit drug compounds.

Risk Perception, Assessment and Management (Option)

This module is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a critical awareness and understanding of psychological issues typically related to the assessment, perception, communication, management and governing of risk as it affects professional practices in such areas as public health, politics, the environment, science and technology, corporate communication, and clinical/forensic psychology.

Sleep, Emotion And Cognition (Option)

This module seeks to examine the importance of two factors for cognition: sleep and emotion. This module aims to introduce students to both the different types of memory and cognition which appear to benefit from sleep and/or emotion and the experimental paradigms used to demonstrate this.

Vision (Option)

This module aims to represent advances in vision research through the research contributions made by staff delivering the module. Emphasis is placed on methodology and the results they generate and how these are used to in turn to both inform and challenge conventional theory.

Special Features

A tutorial system operates at Level One which aims to provide a sound basis for transition to Level Two of the course.

The tutorial course also includes a series of scheduled one-to-one meetings. These personal tutorials aim to support the students' personal development and continue over the three years of the degree.

The course offers specialist options in clinical psychology in the final year.

A range of professional psychologists, sometimes accompanied by a service user, from different clinical services, contribute to this course.

Placements

Placement Year

When you are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, you will be required to cover your own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Facilities

Students on the Psychology with Clinical Psychology course have access to a range of well-equipped laboratories including two large PC-based teaching laboratories, an observation suite, a psychophysiology laboratory, a 'baby lab' and numerous specialist research and practical laboratories.

There are three technical staff on hand to aid students in the production of experimental materials and software development.

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever your area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which you may need in your future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

This course aims to prepare students for postgraduate study or professional training in any area of psychology. This degree is designed to be especially suited to those considering a career in the health or social service areas. A programme of ‘Careers in Psychology’ seminars runs throughout the final year.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with you to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during your time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing your course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual and website resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise your future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information. [http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/]

Additional Costs

For each course you may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on your course. Some courses provide opportunities for you to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and your meals may be covered by the University and so is included in your fee. Where these are optional you will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay your own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and you will find that our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that you are required to read. However, you may prefer to purchase some of these for yourself and you will be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

Our BA (Hons) Criminology degree has been designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the complex nature of crime, punishment and justice. Alternative solutions to crime prevention are examined and there is the opportunity to investigate the impact of crime on society.
Forensic chemistry is the application of scientific knowledge and investigation to law enforcement. From identifying substances to analysing crime scenes, the skills of a forensic chemist often play a vital role in criminal investigations.
A comprehensive study of chemistry is integrated with forensic specialisms, including DNA analysis, fire debris analysis or forensic toxicology, so students can develop an in-depth understanding of
forensic chemistry and fundamental science.
Forensic scientists apply scientific expertise to provide impartial evidence in criminal investigations. They work not only in laboratories, but at crime scenes and in courtrooms. Their highly detailed work encompasses elements of chemistry and biology applied in areas such as toxicology, DNA analysis and trace evidence.
Mental health nurses work with patients suffering from a wide range of conditions, from psychological to personality disorders. Frequently, mental health nursing is less concerned with curing illness than it is with supporting patients and their families and helping them to cope.
The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree aims to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise within the subject.
The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Psychology degree at Lincoln aims to provide students with a level of specialised knowledge in Forensic Psychology, as well as an understanding of key concepts and practices in Psychology in general.

Tuition Fees

2016/17 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,000 per level £14,500 per level
Part-time £75 per credit point  
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2017/18 Entry UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,000 per level £14,500 per level
Part-time £75 per credit point  
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

For further information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/internationalscholarships/]

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.