Core programme content
All students are required to complete the following modules:
- Basic and Advanced Research Methods and Statistics
- Health Related Behaviours, Cognitions and Emotions
- Psychosocial factors in Chronic Illness and Disability
- Psychology and Health Care Delivery
- Health Psychology in Action & Professional Development (clinical placements).
At the end of the programme, modules will enable students to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Health psychology as an applied science;
- The relevance of theory to professional practice;
- Theory and evidence pertaining to the core areas as detailed by the British Psychological Society;
- Basic and advanced research design and methods of investigation (qualitative and quantitative);
- Data analysis principles and techniques;
- The contemporary economic and political context of health care work;
- The place and value of health psychology within an interdisciplinary framework.
FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT
Assessment by coursework including: systematic review, research protocol, critical reviews, placement report, essays, written examinations and a research project on an approved topic, (and oral examination, at the examiners' discretion).
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