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The course was one of the first to be established, in 1995, and is unique in that it is based entirely around evening attendance. It was first accredited by the British Psychological Society in 1999 and subsequently in 2005, conferring Stage 1 towards registration as a Chartered Health Psychologist. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society Course content This course provides an in-depth understanding of the theoretical and applied bases of health, illness and disease. The principal consideration is the facilitation of intellectual growth and the development of the theoretical and methodological skills essential for conducting independent research and applying health psychology in practice. The course provides a coherent programme of study covering the content, methods and application of health psychology as defined by the core Stage 1 curriculum of the British Psychological Society, Division of Health Psychology. In particular, it emphasises the importance of an evidence-based approach to health psychology and develops the core skills necessary for Stage 2 training. Although all modules are core, there is considerable flexibility within the module structure for students to choose particular areas of study of interest to them. Modules include: Basic Issues of Health Psychology ? Data Handling and Research Methods ? Health and the Lifespan ? Individual Differences, Health, and Stress & Illness ? Health Psychology in Practice ? Research Based Project ? Specialist Topics in Health Psychology Facilities We have good on-site facilities for bioassay work and electrophysiological recording and have access to the University Polyclinic. Teaching Staff The core teaching team comprises Professors Tony Towell, John Golding, Angela Clow, Phil Evans, Drs Tina Cartwright, Dave Williams, Dai Lewis (see link to psychology intranet pages for teaching and research interests http:www.wmin.ac.uksshlpage-369). In addition, there is input from specialist speakers to contribute across the range of modules. Assessment Our assessments are geared to transferable skills e.g. conference presentation, behaviour change diary, coursework in format of paper suitable for submission to a peer review journal and grant application preparation. There are also short answer in-class tests (end of module) and only one examination in research methods. Research The health psychology group has a strong tradition of research in the psychophysiology of stress, motion sickness, eating behaviours, well being, complementary therapies, pain and psychophysiological markers of neurological impairment. Many of the teaching staff maintain and foster collaboration with other University departments especially in the London area. Currently, we have active collaborations with Imperial College School of Medicine Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry WestFocus Consortium (seven universities in the West of London). Associated careers The course is a prerequisite for those wishing to pursue Stage 2 training leading to Chartered Health Psychologist status. It is also serves as a precursor to those wishing to pursue a PhD in psychology, and other areas of applied psychology such as clinical. The majority of our graduates work in the health related professions.

The course was one of the first to be established, in 1995, and is unique in that it is based entirely around evening attendance. It was first accredited by the British Psychological Society in 1999 and subsequently in 2005, conferring Stage 1 towards registration as a Chartered Health Psychologist. Professional recognition This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society Course...

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Normally you should have a good Honours degree that confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. However, we will consider candidates without GBC with some evidence of interest in the discipline. This can be demonsto a ranItemalue+oSn++???A????#? ?+???????????????????????????????????+S?++??????,??[email protected]#iItem????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????????????{?????W?????????W???W????{*?W?W??????????????A???A???????A?

Normally you should have a good Honours degree that confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS. However, we will consider candidates without GBC with some evidence of interest in the discipline. This can be demonsto a ranItemalue+oSn++???A????#?...

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