• For Entry: January
  • Duration: 12 months
  • School: Medicine
  • Study Mode: Full Time

This BPS and BABCP accredited NHS funded professional training course will provide you with the clinical competences to work in modern mental health services.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

This training course for psychology graduates is jointly run by the Universities of Dundee and Stirling, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland, and a number of NHS Psychological Services across Scotland.

On completion of this masters level course trainees will be equipped with the core skills for assessing and treating adult patients who are suffering from a range of common mental health disorders, typically presenting in Primary Care NHS settings.

This highly demanding 12-month course will focus on Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy approaches and on applying evidence-based psychological interventions to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems.

Open Information Day | University of Stirling

Monday 29 July 2019 at 11.00 am in Stirling

If you have any questions please contact Karen Langlands, Course Administrator on k.z.langlands@dundee.ac.uk

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

How you will be taught

  • Lectures
  • Clinical skills workshops utilising role play
  • Talks by NHS based clinicians
  • Individual and group based clinical supervision sessions
  • Comprehensive on-line resources to support workshops

The course team has produced a library of DVD based training resources that are available for trainees to purchase for a nominal sum.

Regular telephone and email contact between course team members and trainees is a feature of this course to support your daily clinical activities.

How you will be assessed

  • Trainees will carry out a systematic review of published evidence relating to a primary care mental health issue
  • Two examinations
  • Trainees will write two case reports of patients to whom they are delivering treatment
  • An essay on procedures around initial assessment of patients

Three placement based assessments of your clinical competence.

What you will study

All of the modules are core and must be passed to gain the master's qualifications

  • Assessment, diagnosis & formulation
    • Provides knowledge of the essential ingredients of collaborative therapeutic relationships and of the evidence linking the therapeutic alliance to treatment outcomes in Cognitive -behavioural Psychotherapy
  • Principles and methods of psychological therapy
    • Provides knowledge of general factors implicated in onset, maintenance and restitution of common mental health disorders within a CBT framework
  • Common mental health disorders in primary care
    • Provides the theoretical and clinical knowledge of the prevalence, aetiology, presentation,  course and differential diagnosis of common mental health disorders in the context of the evidence base for the effectiveness of cognitive-behavioural treatment for common mental health disorders presenting in primary care
  • Professional & ethical issues
    • This module examines common ethical dilemmas which may affect psychologists in their therapeutic work.  The module will emphasize the need to consider the consequences of the therapist’s actions in relation to ethical issues in: communication, informed consent, diversity, boundaries, competence and fitness to practice, confidentiality and organizing services/clinical governance, as well as how to avoid conflicts of interest and put client’s best interests first.
  • Research, evaluation & outcome
    • This module aims to strengthen your understanding of the methodological and statistical principles of psychological research and their relevance to evidence-based outcomes while helping you develop the  ability to critically evaluate psychological research methodology and outcomes
  • Research dissertation
    • This module gives the trainee the experience of conducting a clinically relevant research project in an NHS setting. This helps you to develop a clear understanding of what 'evidence based practice' is while engaging with relevant literature as early as possible in an attempt to answer a specified research question

This is an NHS Scotland funded training course designed to produce graduates with the qualification to work as Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology, an NHS Scotland role.

On successful completion of the course graduates are eligible to apply for these posts as well as other related posts that may be advertised. While specifically an NHS Scotland role, accreditation by the BPS and BABCP has increased the acceptance of this qualification in other parts of the UK.

Applicants for this course should be aware that they are also applying for employment with the NHS and therefore must be eligible for, and have appropriate personal qualities suited to, employment in the NHS. Recruitment will be jointly undertaken by senior academic staff and NHS staff.

Applicants must have the Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an Honours degree in Psychology (2:1 or above) and should have appropriate personal qualities suited to employment in the NHS. Some experience of working in a caring or clinical setting is desirable but not essential. Recruitment is jointly undertaken by representative senior academic and NHS staff.
Alternatively, applicants should have successfully completed an MSc psychology conversion course at a level equivalent to a 2:1 and which confers GBC with the BPS.

 EU and International qualifications


English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

 Equivalent grades from other test providers

 

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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MSc PTPC course fees are paid by NES NHS for UK and EU students.

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting academic year 2018-19
Scottish and EU students Students are funded by NHS Education for Scotland and are employed by the NHS
Rest of UK students Students are funded by NHS Education for Scotland and are employed by the NHS
Overseas students (non-EU) This course is not available for overseas fee status
Fee statusFees for students starting academic year 2019-20
Scottish and EU students Students are funded by NHS Education for Scotland and are employed by the NHS
Rest of UK students Students are funded by NHS Education for Scotland and are employed by the NHS
Overseas students (non-EU) This course is not available for overseas applicants
See our scholarships for International applicants

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

Successful applicants to the course must begin an application to the BABCP for student membership prior to beginning training in January.

Applications for this course will be open for three weeks from Friday 26 July 2019 till 3:00pm on  Friday 16 August 2019.

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application. Please read the how to apply page before you apply to find out about what you'll need.

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Course Contact

Mrs Karen Langlands
Medicine
k.z.langlands@dundee.ac.uk
Langlands