Whether you’re relatively new to the field or already have years of experience, this course advances your knowledge and research skills in child development, therapeutic interventions and service models.
You’ll explore issues relating to child development, causes of child and adolescent disorders, and psychological and physical treatments for emotional, behavioural and developmental disorders.
To put your skills into action, you’ll complete a placement within South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust. One of the key areas the Trust focuses on is supporting people who experience mental health problems early on in life.
We’ll also help you understand how to make an impact to mental health services through research. Using either quantitative or qualitative methodologies, you’ll explore an area of the field that really interests you and explain how your findings can be applied to practice.
You will be taught through a mix of lectures, seminars and tutorials.
Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (35 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (10 hours) | Self-study time (70 hours)
Evidence Base for Major Psychiatric Disorders
Lectures (40 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (40 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (45 hours)
Lectures (30 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (30 hours) | Self-study time (90 hours)
Lectures (50 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (65 hours) | Self-study time (85 hours)
Diagnosis, Formulation and Pharmacological, Psychological and Social Interventions
Lectures (60 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (45 hours)
Systematic Literature Review
Lectures (35 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (47 hours) | Self-study time (68 hours)
Service Development and Service Evaluation
Lectures (20 hours) | Seminars / Tutorials (20 hours) | Field/lab/studio/ supervised learning (75 hours) | Self-study time (35 hours)
Dissertation – Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Seminars / Tutorials (10 hours) | Self-study time (590 hours)
Contact time is based on 24 academic weeks, whereas self-study time is based on 31 academic weeks.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. An average of 10 hours per week of preparation and self-directed learning is required. Between one and four full-days of lectures/seminars a week during term time; a minimum of one day a week of mandatory clinical placement (more days can be negotiated with the relevant clinical team).
You will be assessed through a combination of coursework and examinations.
Examination (50%) | Coursework (30%) | Practical (20%)
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.