The principal educational aims are to:
- provide an up-to-date and thorough grounding in the theories, concepts and empirical findings in Health Psychology;
- provide formal training in quantitative and qualitative research methods, so that students are able to evaluate, plan and conduct research;
- prepare students for a subsequent research degree or professional training in Health Psychology (i.e. PhD and/or BPS Stage 2);
- equip students to apply the scientific and theoretical basis of Health Psychology using a scholarly and critical approach;
- enable students to disseminate psychological approaches.
Module teaching will account for two full days each week, a research project is self-directed with supervision.
Students will also have a clinical placement for one day a week lasting 8-10 weeks.
Professor Rona Moss-Morris; Dr Joe Chilcot
British Psychological Society as Stage One training towards becoming a Chartered Health Psychologist.
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
One year FT, September to September (two days per week plus additional clinical placement sessions).
Psychology Unit, Guy's Campus.
Research Assistants, PhD studies, continue to complete BPS Stage 2 and practice as a Health Psychologist in clinical settings, jobs in behaviour relevant to health, illness and health care delivery, e.g. smoking cessation adviser.
Year of entry 2013