Aims to: acquire detailed knowledge of therapeutic interventions & knowledge of child and adolescent mental health issues; to develop specialist skills and competency in diagnosis, formulation & planning of appropriate therapeutic interventions.
By the end of this module the student will be able to: Understand & critique different methodology relevant to child and adolescent psychiatry; Critically evaluate analytic methodologies in the field; Understand and evaluate principles of clinical assessment and treatment for child and adolescent cases.
This module is assessed by 2 clinical essays; by continuous assessment in seminars; and by a supervised clinical placement.
Aims to: acquire a sound understanding of research methodology & data collection procedures; acquire knowledge & critical awareness of quantitative and qualitative research methodology in child and adolescent mental health appropriate to a specific research project.
At the end of this module students will gain: an ability to formulate a research question; ability to understand & formulate hypothesis driven research questions; knowledge & understanding of research questions as may be appropriate for child mental health; analytic/research methods - both qualitative and quantitative pertinent of specific research question; Demonstrate ability to analyse a data set.
This module is assessed by a 15,000 word dissertation.
Aims to: develop advanced level knowledge of child development and child psychiatry including the recent research initiatives in these areas; acquire in-depth knowledge about outcome research relating to the range and effects of psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders of children and young people.
By the end of this module students will have gained: specialised knowledge of child and adolescent development; Specialised knowledge of behavioural problems sufficient to appreciate direction of future research; Advanced service planning skills, with particular reference to monitoring and evaluation.
This module is assessed by two 3-hour examination papers.
Aims to: acquire a sound understanding of research methodology & research statistics; acquire knowledge & critical awareness of quantitative and qualitative research methodology in child and adolescent mental health; To understand the research ethics process.
At the end of this module students will gain knowledge & understanding of: Advanced research methodologies as may be appropriate for child mental health; Quantitative & qualitative research methods; Means to evaluate current relevant evidence when formulating a research question; Ability to understand a formulate hypothesis driven research questions; Competency in the use of statistical methods; Statistical methods of analysis including use of computer software (SPSS); Research design and epidemiology.
Assessment of this module is through the Research Review; submission of an outline research protocol; and the gaining of ethical approval for project.