2021/2022

Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych)

NFQ Level 10, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The D.Clin.Psych. is a full-time programme running for 36 months from the date of first registration for the programme. Candidates will be required to complete a three-year programme and accumulate 270 credits.

FIRST YEAR
AP7002 Clinical Psychology Applied to Adults (25 credits)
AP7003 Clinical Psychology Applied to Intellectual Disability and Autism 1 (15 credits)
AP7008 Clinical Research Methods and Data Analysis 1 (10 credits)

plus
Research (40 credits)
Students undertake work on the thesis to the value of 40 credits during Year 1, progress on which will be formally assessed through annual postgraduate research progress review procedure and finally assessed by means of the thesis submitted during Year 3.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

SECOND YEAR
AP7004 Clinical Psychology Applied to Intellectual Disability and Autism 2 (15 credits)
AP7005 Clinical Psychology Applied to Child and Adolescent (25 credits) 
AP7009 Clinical Research Methods and Data Analysis 2 (10 credits)

plus
Research (40 credits)
Students undertake work on the thesis to the value of 40 credits during Year 2, progress on which will be formally assessed through the annual postgraduate research progress review procedure and finally assessed by means of the thesis submitted during Year 3.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module descriptions may be found here.

THIRD YEAR
AP7006 Elective Topic in Clinical Psychology (25 credits)
AP7007 Advanced Placement in Clinical Psychology (25 credits)

plus
Research (40 credits)
Students complete the research work and continue to develop their thesis in consultation with the Supervisor.  At the end of the year students present a thesis of approx. 30,000 words which will be assessed through a viva voce examination (see here).

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Placements
All placements will be supervised in a work setting relevant to the programme of study.

Where an alternate placement setting is required for both AP7003 and AP7004 students must undertake one of their elective placements in final year in an intellectual disability setting.

One opportunity may be provided to repeat one failed clinical placement or, in exceptional cases and at the discretion of the Programme Board, those elements of the placement (competencies), that have been failed. A fail grade on a repeat or subsequent clinical placement will result in the trainees being required to leave the programme.

Students failing or not completing a placement because of serious misconduct will not be permitted to repeat the placement and will become subject to the Fitness to Practise policy.

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for DClinPsych (NFQ Level 10, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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