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Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology

  • Full or part time
    Full time & Part time available
  • Course fees
    Please contact Faculty
  • Course Disciplines
  • Course Start
    January
  • Course Duration
    2 year Full Time , 4 years Part Time
  • Professional Doctorate Type

About This Professional Doctorate

Course Description

About this course

LJMU's Prof Doc in Health Psychology meets the requirements for BPS Stage Two training in Health Psychology and leads to eligibility for registration with the HCPC.

  • Choose this programme which meets the requirements for BPS Stage Two training in health psychology and leads to eligibility to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Benefit from studying on a course that is British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited and HCPC approved
  • Experience quality training and supervision on a course underpinned by high-grade research and practice activity 
  • Learn from enthusiastic, expert staff offering supportive learning opportunities
  • Enjoy career opportunities in the health industry, healthcare provision, teaching and research

Health psychology is an exciting new discipline with growing opportunities for qualified professionals. 

The DHealthPsych programme is underpinned by a strong focus on equipping the future Health Psychologist for a range of professional scenarios. In keeping with the nationally agreed curriculum competences for Health Psychologists, you will be developing your skills in teaching and training, behaviour change interventions, research, consultancy and demonstrating that you have the generic professional skills needed to qualify in this field. This is achieved through your own job role, taught sessions on the programme and extensive supervision.

Staff in the School of Natural Sciences and Psychology produce high quality research in a range of areas in health psychology. Areas of expertise include pain, disability, patient-reported outcome measurement, positive psychology, obesity and health cognition. Staff have long-standing expertise in training and developing future Health Psychologists.

Course modules

Discover the building blocks of your course

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules as detailed below.

  • Planning Training in Health Psychology (30 credits)
  • Professional Practice in Health Psychology (270 credits)
  • Reflection in Health Psychology (60 credits)

Visit the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology page on the Liverpool John Moores University website for more details!

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(Scholarship)

International scholarships - No. of awards TBC

Am I eligible?Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. Scholarships are available to outstanding international students applying for an undergraduate course, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees. International students studying on a distance learning course are not eligible to apply for international scholarships. LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Variable

Eligibility

These prestigious scholarships take the form of tuition fee waivers and are available for outstanding international students applying for undergraduate courses, taught postgraduate programmes and research degrees.If you are an alumnus of LJMU you are entitled to a 20% fee reduction on our postgraduate programmes.

Application Procedure

LJMU scholarship information will soon be available online.

Further Information

https://www.ljmu.ac.uk



Entry Requirements

•good honours degree in Psychology and GBC
•BPS Accredited MSc in Health Psychology (or BPS Stage I Qualification), normally at merit level or higher
•suitable pre-determined placement (paid or voluntary)

To become a Health Psychologist, you must have Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership from the British Psychological Society and fulfil a number of requirements:
•Stage 1 training involves satisfactory completion of accredited Masters programme - such as MSc Health Psychology at LJMU
•Stage 2 training includes two or more years spent acquiring range of supervised skills connected with professional skills, interventions, consultancy, research, teaching and training (as facilitated through this course)


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