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Description

Degree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment

Module titleDegree Apprenticeship End Point Assessment
Module codePYCM102DA
Academic year2020/1
Credits20
Module staff

Dr David Mussell (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks

1

1

10

Number students taking module (anticipated)

30

Description - summary of the module content

Module description

This module is the final part of the Master’s Degree Apprenticeship. Having successfully completed all the other requirements of the programme alongside your working role, this module prepares you for your demonstration of practice and professional discussion that forms the end point assessment. It is an opportunity to draw together the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours you have developed throughout the course and in your work role.

Module aims - intentions of the module

This module prepares you for the demonstration of practice and professional discussion that forms the end point assessment for the degree apprenticeship. Building on the knowledge, skills and behaviours you have developed during your apprenticeship, this module revisits all the intended learning outcomes that you are required to demonstrate at the end point assessment. Following an introductory overview of the process, facilitated small group work will afford you the opportunity to reflect on your newly-acquired knowledge and skills in preparation for the end point demonstration of practice and professional discussion.

On successful completion of this module at the end point assessment, you will have completed all the requirements of the apprenticeship and the Master’s degree. You will be ready to start your career as a Clinical Associate in Psychology.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Be an accountable professional acting in the best interests of patients, by providing personalised psychological interventions that are evidence-based, compassionate and empowering.
  • 2. Communicate effectively through creating and maintaining clinical records.
  • 3. Conduct psychological assessment to identify the priorities and requirements for personalised, evidence-based psychological interventions.
  • 4. Develop psychological formulations to inform the delivery of effective personalised care and to enhance the range of psychological interventions that other healthcare professionals may utilise in clinical practice.
  • 5. Provide a range of psychological treatments to individuals and groups appropriate to the needs of patients in the context in which they experience distress.
  • 6. Provide a range of psychological interventions when working with complex and chronic needs within scope of practice, selecting and implementing interventions where an established evidence-base is absent.
  • 7. Choose appropriate psychological measurement tools for ongoing evaluation of psychological treatments that make a significant contribution to the continuous enhancement and quality improvement of clinical practice.
  • 8. Provide support and guidance as part of the multidisciplinary teams.
  • 9. Provide training to others in order to inform psychological interventions across a range of service settings.
  • 10. Undertake research and service development activities to inform change in the area of work.
  • 11. Provide psychological models of clinical supervision to the broader mental health workforce within scope of practice.
  • 12. Conduct risk assessments and risk formulations.

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 13. Demonstrate clinical and research skills in supervised work with clients and systems based on a reflective scientist-practitioner model that incorporates a cycle of assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation and that draws from theory and therapy evidence bases as appropriate.
  • 14. Work effectively under supervision with systems relevant to clients, including for example statutory and voluntary services, self-help and advocacy groups, user-led systems and other elements of the wider community.

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 15. Practise reflectively within a professional and ethical value base.
  • 16. Communicate complex and contentious information clearly and effectively to specialists and non-specialists.

Syllabus plan

Syllabus plan

Two introductory group sessions will orient you to the structure, format and purpose of the end point assessment. You will then participate in small group preparatory tutorials with course staff to prepare for your demonstration of practice and professional discussion.

Learning and teaching

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
721280

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching12Whole group workshops; orientation to end point assessment
Scheduled learning and teaching60Small group tutorials: preparation for demonstration of practice and professional discussion

Assessment

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Demonstration of practice rehearsalFour assessment stations 1-16Oral
Professional discussionIndividual interview1-16Oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
00100

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Demonstration of practice (this assessment is pass/fail only and must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)0Four demonstration of practice stations1-16Written
Professional discussion - individual interview (this assessment must be passed; failure in this assessment will lead to failure in the module and the programme)1001 hour1-16Written

Re-assessment

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Demonstration of practiceDemonstration of practice1-16Four weeks after initial assessment
Professional discussion - individual interviewProfessional discussion - individual interview1-16Four weeks after initial assessment

Re-assessment notes

Two assessments are required for this module. In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to retake within four weeks from the date that feedback was provided.

In all cases re-assessment will be the same as the original assessment. Where you have been referred/deferred for any form of assessment detailed above you will have the opportunity to retake within four weeks from the date that feedback was provided.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of deferral, your re-assessment will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment and the overall module mark will not be capped.

If you pass re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), the overall module mark will be capped at 50%.

If you fail re-assessments taken as a result of referral (i.e. following initial failure in the assessment), you will be failed in the module and as a consequence you will be failed in the programme and your registration as a student of the University will be terminated.

Resources

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Johnstone, L. & Dallos, R. (eds.) (2014) Formulation in Psychology and Psychotherapy. London: Routledge.
  • Kuyken, W., Padesky, C.A & Dudley, R. (eds.) (2012) Collaborative Case Conceptualisation: Working effectively with clients in cognitive behavioural therapy.  New York: Guilford.
  • Persons, J. B.   (2008). The case formulation approach to cognitive-behavior therapy. New York: Guilford
  • Southwick, S.S. (2011). Resilience and mental health: Challenges across the lifespan, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Sugarman, L. (2005). Lifespan development: Concepts, theories and interventions. London: Routledge

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Module has an active ELE page

Key words search

End point assessment, Degree apprenticeship, demonstration of practice, professional discussion

Credit value20
Module ECTS

10

Module pre-requisites

PYCM070DA Fundamentals of Professional Practice and Ethics, PYCM100DA Assessment, Diagnosis and Formulation in Clinical Practice, PYCM097DA Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions, PYCM098DA Clinical Research and Evidence-Based Practice, PYCM101DA Clinical Practice

NQF level (module)

7

Available as distance learning?

Yes

Origin date

01/09/2020

Last revision date

13/11/2020