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PSYC5606 Health Psychology in Theory and Contemporary Practice Academic year 2020/2021 Module Leader: Lindsay Apps Module description The aim of this module is to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of the psychological aspects of healthcare and health promotion. It will give you the opportunity to relate psychological theories to the practical elements of healthcare and health psychology in practice. In addition, you will have the opportunity to develop professional skills necessary for practicing health psychology including an awareness of interprofessional issues, academic skills, and ethical and legal requirements. The module also provides the opportunity to be involved in inter-professional education (IPE). This will occur intermittently throughout the year and you will have already attended one IPE events prior to starting this module. During this module, there will be two further days examining inter-professional working in healthcare on 19th & 20th April 2020. Due to covid-19 and continued restrictions, this will not be hosted by a local NHS Trust. You will instead attend a series of online workshops in which case examples will be examined and you will take part in activities that will enable you to develop an understanding of how healthcare professionals work together as well as the needs of patients and their experience of healthcare. Learning outcomes Critically evaluate psychological theories relevant to the interaction between the healthcare system and the patient from both the patient’s and the practitioner’s perspective.Critically discuss the psychological theories relevant to communication between the practitioner and the patient from the health care professional’s perspective.Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the role of psychological theory in health promotion and interventions.Critically evaluate interventions and healthcare initiatives designed to prevent disease, improve recovery from illness and promote healthy living.Demonstrate a critical understanding of professional issues, legal requirements and procedures in contemporary health psychology.Work collaboratively and reflexively with professionals from other health and social care related disciplines to promote patient/client health and well-being. Module structure Teaching & learning methods The module will be delivered using a mixture of pre-recorded lectures (asynchronous sessions) and online workshops (synchronous sessions). Online workshops will require you to engage with the pre-recorded lectures prior to attending and you may also be directed to other resources or reading in preparation for workshop activities. You will be expected to fully participate in the learning activities both in timetabled sessions and as independent learners. All timetabled online workshop sessions will take place on Blackboard Collaborate. This can be accessed via the Modules Blackboard shell and selecting Virtual Classroom. It is imperative that you attend all sessions otherwise you will miss out on valuable information relating to course materials. However, if you cannot attend a session for genuine reasons please email the module leader in advance stating your reasons for non-attendance. Blackboard Blackboard is the virtual learning environment which supports the module. Here you will find all learning materials, relevant staff contact details and important module information. Please check Blackboard on a regular basis as any pre-session materials and instructions will be posted here, as well as other useful resources. The virtual classroom will also be accessible via the Module Shell. Timetable All sessions will run on Mondays, with two sessions each week (one in the morning and one in the afternoon). The exception to this is the interprofessional educational events, in which you will be asked to attend some sessions outside of the Monday sessions. Content this year will be delivered by a combination of asynchronous (pre-recorded lectures) and synchronous sessions (online workshops). The pre-recorded lectures will aim to provide you with theoretical and foundational knowledge for the topic and online workshops which will look at the topic in more depth and provide the opportunity to consolidate your knowledge. Each week you will be timetabled for 2 online workshops on Mondays which will also have a pre-recorded lecture each for you to engage with. These will be posted on the Thursday before your Monday session, at the latest so please plan your time well in advance of the online workshops. The details of both asynchronous and synchronous sessions are detailed below. Please note that afternoon session times are varied for some weeks. Asynchronous sessions (pre-recorded) WeekSessionTopicLecturer211Introduction to the module/assessment & IPE component Introduction to the Behaviour Change Wheel & COM-BLindsay Apps2Behaviour change wheel & intervention designLindsay Apps233Motivational Interviewing.Lindsay Apps4Interdisciplinary working Reflective writingLindsay Apps245Introduction to Health PromotionZoe Palfreyman6Defining Health PromotionZoe Palfreyman257Patient-Practitioner Communication.Zoe Palfreyman8Health Promotion.Zoe Palfreyman279Health psychology in practiceLindsay Apps10Careers.Lindsay Apps Synchronous sessions (online workshops) – accessed via Blackboard Collaborate WeekSessionDate/timeTopicLecturer21122nd February 10-121.1 Module introduction and Q&A.1.2 Behaviour Change Wheel & COM-BLindsay Apps222nd February 1-3Understanding hygiene prevention behaviours during COVID-19 using COM-BLindsay Apps22Employability week – no scheduled session2338th March 10-12Motivational Interviewing skillsLindsay Apps48th March 1-3Assignment surgery: Evaluating case studies Report writing skillsLindsay Apps24515th March 10-12Introduction to Health Promotion: Development of the field, needs, approaches and modelsZoe Palfreyman615th March 2-4Defining Health Promotion: Methods, settings & e-healthZoe Palfreyman25722nd March 10-12Patient-Practitioner Communication.Zoe Palfreyman822nd March 2-4Health promotion: Implementation, evaluation & reflectionZoe Palfreyman26-28Easter Break29IPE event: You will be required to attend sessions (online) on Monday 19th April & Tuesday 20th April.30926th April 10-12Health psychology in practice.Lindsay Apps1026th April 1-3Careers. Guest speaker: Chloe Mitchell, Stage 2 and IP workingLindsay Apps Inter-professional education As part of the module, you will be expected to engage in, and attend inter-professional education events. One of these will already have taken place (Homelessness and safeguarding IPE) alongside students from other disciplines. During PSYC5606, two further events will take place on Monday 19th April and Tuesday 20th April and these will take place online. Due to covid-19 and continued restrictions in healthcare settings, it is not possible for students to attend healthcare settings in a local NHS Trust. The online sessions will give you the opportunity to reflect and consider the roles of other healthcare professionals and how they work together. You will further reflect on patients’ needs and healthcare experiences in relation to this to provide a fuller understanding of the patient journey and healthcare professional roles and challenges. Attendance at these events is vital. You are also expected to keep a reflective online diary of your experience of some of these events. This is not required for the first IPE event (homelessness and safeguarding) but is required for the events taking place on 19th & 20th April. This forms part of your assessment for this module. The reflective diary will be accessed and maintained on Blackboard during the period of these events. You will then be asked to pick two critical experiences or reflections from your experience of these events and write this up in a review (further description is in the assessment section of this handbook and will be discussed during taught sessions). Further support materials will be available on Blackboard. Teaching team The following members of staff contribute to the teaching of this module. We are available to meet with you via MS Teams and you can contact us by email to arrange this. NameEmailLindsay AppsModule Please note I work Mon-Thurs 9am-3pmZoe Assessment The assessment for the module comprises two pieces of coursework, as detailed below. Type of assessmentWord limitAssessment weightingSubmission dateCase study Consultation Report2000 words40%9th April 2021Review & recommendations Report (based on experience of IPE events) or alternate IPE focussed essay2500 words60%21st May 2021 There are no compensation arrangements for PSYC5606 and therefore you are required to pass both pieces of assessment to pass the module. Case study Consultation Review This is a case study based upon a practical health-based scenario. You will have a choice of two scenarios and be asked to write a consultative report documenting your recommendations for your chosen scenario. You will need to critically draw on relevant research and theory to support the recommendations you describe. The word limit is 2000 words, not including references. Review & recommendations This assignment is based on your reflections and observations during the IPE events, as recorded in your online journal. Based on your journal entries, you will be asked to select two critical reflections or experience from the IPE events and write this in a review with your recommendations for practice from a health psychology perspective. You will need to reflect on and focus on key elements raised by attending the IPE events reflecting on your biopsychosocial understanding of issues faced by healthcare staff and clients/patients/service users. The word limit is 2500 words, not including references. You may wish to submit this assignment early if you wish to complete it nearer to your placement. An alternative assessment will be available for this report for those who are unable to attend a full set of IPE events. This will be an essay focussed on inter-professional working and has a limit of 2500 words, not including references. The title for this essay is: Living with dementia represents a significant challenge to quality of life. Usingboth contemporary theory and research, critically discuss both the advantages and challenges inherent in adopting aninter-professional approach to the care and support of this vulnerable group. Submission of assignments All students must achieve an overall mark of 50% to pass the module. In addition, you must submit and pass ALL coursework assessment components. Therefore, you are expected to submit all elements of assessment. Failure to submit any of these components will result in automatic failure of the module. It is not possible to compensate between components. The work you submit must be entirely your own work. Plagiarism is a serious offence, which, in some circumstances can lead to expulsion from your programme of study. Details on procedures for investigating plagiarism are given in the University Academic Regulations and in the General Regulations and Procedures Affecting Students (Chapter 4: Academic Offences). The work should be submitted electronically to Turnitin, which is a web-based plagiarism detection tool widely used in universities. It searches current and archived internet documents and papers submitted by other students and identifies similarities between texts. Full information about Turnitin is included in the Programme handbook. A link for submitting your coursework through Turnitin will be placed on Blackboard. Submitting your assignment for anonymous marking through Turnitin The university has a policy of anonymous marking (where it is practicable to do so) and some of your PSYC5606 assessment is included in this. This applies to your Case Study Consultation Report but not the Review and Recommendations exercise. Anonymity will only apply to the marking process and will end before students receive feedback. When submitting you need to ensure your name is not visible anywhere on the assignment. This includes footnotes or in the comment box when submitting to Turnitin. To submit an assignment anonymously for anonymous marking to Turnitin: You must ensure your name is not visible anywhere on the assignment.The assignment submitted must include to following:The student P number;The module code (e.g. PSYC5606);The title of the assignment.The name of the module leader (Lindsay Apps)Wherever possible, use your P number and module code in the header/footer of the document. If you have submitted your assignment with your name visible, please note that it will not be marked anonymously on this occasion. Submitting it to the wrong Turnitin link will delay the marking of your assignment. On the coursework submission day, the deadline is 12 noon. Coursework may be submitted after this time but will be regarded as late and penalties apply. If you feel that you need to request an extension for your assignment, you must approach the module leader (Lindsay Apps) at least 24 hours before the submission date. Extension request forms and further information about extensions are available HERE. Details of the penalties for late submission of coursework without an agreed extension are as follows: if you submit the work within fourteen days of the deadline your work will be marked and you will receive full feedback but the mark will be capped at a bare pass of 50%. Late work received after fourteen days will receive a mark of zero, and if you have an extension then miss the deadline, you will also receive a mark of zero. Receiving your marks It is our intention that you will receive feedback on your coursework no later than four working weeks after the submission deadline, provided that you have met the deadline. Identification of this date does not include times when the university is closed and when staff on the marking team are unavailable, for example, if they are ill. For the current pieces of assessment you can therefore expect to receive feedback by 10th May 2021 for the Case Study Consultation Report and 22nd June 2021 for the Review and Recommendations exercise. How you receive feedback in the nominated ‘target’ week may vary across modules and assignments within modules. Please note that the process from submission of coursework to return of marks has several phases some of which are not always immediately obvious. These include standardisation, which involves staff marking a sample of the same set of assignments and then reviewing their marks to ensure that everyone is marking in a consistent manner, and moderation which involves checking the marking after all staff have marked their own batch of assignments. Moderation also involves double marking of all assignments receiving marks below 50 and assignments receiving marks above 70. In addition, assignments have to be sorted and logging of submissions and marks by professional services staff has to take place before work can be returned to you. Please note that all marks are unratified and subject to change until they have been approved by our External Examiner at the External Examination Board of November 2021. Reassessment Students who are required to re-sit the Case Study Consultation Report will be expected to undertake a second Report with a new case study. If you are required to re-sit the Review and Recommendations exercise you will be allowed to benefit from staff feedback and attempt the same piece of work. Reading Further detailed reading list can be found on Blackboard. Bennett, P. & Murphy, S. (1997). Psychology and health promotion. Buckingham: Open University Press. Bolton, G. (2014). Reflective practice: Writing and professional development. London: Sage. Conner, M., & Norman, P. (2015). Predicting health behaviour: Research and practice with social cognition models. Buckingham: Open University Press. Forshaw, M. & Sheffield, D. (2013). Health psychology in action. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. Glanz, K., Rimer, B., & Viswanath, K. (2008). Health behavior and health education: Theory, research and practice. (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Base. Jenkins, D. (2003), Building better health: A handbook of behavioural change. Washington D.C.: Pan American Health Organisation. Marks, D.F., Murray, .M., Evans,B., and Estacio, E.V (2015) Health Psychology. Theory- Research-Practice (4th Ed.) Sage Publications Ltd. Michie, S., & Abraham, C. (2004). Health psychology in practice. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. Ogden, J. (2012). Health psychology: A textbook (5th ed.). Maidenhead: Open University press. Rollnick, S., Mason, P. & Butler, C. (1999). Health Behaviour Change: A guide for practitioners. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. Stephens, C. (2008). Health promotion: A psychosocial approach. Buckingham: Open University Press. Silverman, J., Kurtz, S., Draper, J. (2004). Skills for communicating with patients. (2nd ed.). Cheltenham: Radcliffe Publishing Ltd. Module evaluation Your feedback about PSYC5606 is very important to us. You will be given a formal opportunity to assess your experience of the module towards the end of the year and periodically throughout the module. This will help improve the module and experience for future students. However, if you have any questions, comments or concerns, please do discuss these with the Module Leader at any point.


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