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Course summaryMeet the British Psychological Societys (BPS) Stage 1 requirements for progression to becoming a Health Psychologist.Gain knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to secure employment or career development within a variety of health-related settings.Successfully completing the course provides you with the skills to progress onto Stage 2 Health Psychology training including the BPS accredited Doctoral Programme in Health Psychology, which confers eligibility for registration
Meet the British Psychological Society's (BPS) Stage 1 requirements for progression to becoming a Health Psychologist.
Gain knowledge, skills, values and academic approach to secure employment or career development within a variety of health-related settings.
Successfully completing the course provides you with the skills to progress onto Stage 2 Health Psychology training including the BPS accredited Doctoral Programme in Health Psychology, which confers eligibility for registration as a Practitioner Health Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.
How you learn
The course content includes perspectives and contexts in health research and practice, introduction to research methods, health cognitions and behaviour, psychobiological determinants of health, applications and practice of health psychology, client groups and stakeholders, advanced research methods and a research project.
You learn through
practitioner skills workshops
Modules combine online learning with monthly on-campus study days. This provides flexible learning opportunities to enable a diverse range of students to study alongside employment and/or family commitments. Students attend a block week on campus in September, before typically attending one day per month thereafter.
Our course leaders are experts in clinical health practitioner work in private practice and in the NHS. The course includes an introduction to a range of applied skills that you will practice during on-campus study days.
Applied practitioner skills include
motivational interviewing techniques
conflict resolution skills relevant to working in multidisciplinary healthcare teams
consultation and collaborative treatment planning
solution-focused counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
When studying a postgraduate degree at Sheffield Hallam University, students will be working at the cutting edge using the latest techniques, ideas, practices, and insights to address contemporary issues in their discipline, professional practice and the workplace.
There are over 30,000 students at Sheffield Hallam University, and just over 6,000 of those are studying at postgraduate level. The university places a particular focus on experience in industry and the pursuit of applied learning.
Students at Hallam enjoy studying a range of courses at the heart of the city’s vibrant centre. One of the university’s strengths is in its ability to prepare students for creative problem-solving and dealing with complexity in the real world.