Master of Science in Clinical and Health Psychology

 

MSc
DL/FT/Weekends

 

English
2 Years


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The Master of Science in Clinical and Health Psychology aims to educate a competent psychologist with solid knowledge and skills in health promotion, rehabilitation, and helping people with disorders through the psychological methods and procedures. Students learn and practice psychological counseling and psychological evaluation in various health disorders, improve communication, and collaboration with other health care specialists.
  • Duration: 2 Years
  • Medium: English
  • Programme of study: Distance learning/Weekends
  • Fees per semester: Ugandans Tuition, UGX 2,400, 000/= per semester

    International Students, USD 1000$, per semester

Course Objective

Students in the Clinical and health psychology program will:
  • Understand and apply the principles of ethical conduct in all aspects of professional work in clinical and health psychology.
  • Respect and use critical and creative thinking, skeptical inquiry, and the scientific approach to solve problems related to behavior and mental processes for the betterment of clients and social institutions.
  • Emerge from the program with realistic ideas about how to implement their psychological knowledge, skills, and values in occupational pursuits in a variety of healthcare and research settings.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the major concepts, theoretical perspectives, and empirical findings in clinical and health psychology.
  • Understand and use empirically sound diagnostic and assessment methods in clinical and health psychology.
  • Understand empirically based psychological interventions for the prevention and amelioration of health and mental health problems.
  • Understand and apply current research methods and statistical analyses used in clinical and health psychology.

Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class degree in Psychology or a related subject (health studies, neuroscience) with a research component. Applications from international students are welcome. International students will be required to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or a health-related subject.

Career opportunities

Clinical and Health Psychology is a specialized practice. Clinical and Health psychologists might work in adult clinical psychology, child clinical psychology, health psychology, forensic psychology or clinical neuropsychology. They typically work in hospitals, community-based mental health services, or private practices. With the increase of mental health concerns, young and ageing population in Uganda and an associated increase in chronic health conditions requiring behavioral interventions, the demand for Clinical and Health Psychologists is expected to rise further. Clinical and Health Psychologists, because they have studied the general theory behind human behaviour and behaviour change, can work in a variety of environments and organisations.

Program Structure

Year One

Semester 1

CODE NAME
COURSE NAME
MCHP1101
Perspectives in Clinical and Health Psychology
MCHP1102
Adult Psychopathology
MCHP1103
Health and Society
MCHP1104
Psychotherapy and psychopharmacotherapy 1
MCHP1105
Advanced Research Methods in Clinical and Health Psychology

Semester 2

CODE
COURSE NAME
MCHP1201
Professional and Ethical Issues in Clinical and Health Psychology
MCHP1202
Mind and Body
MCHP1203
Child and Adolescent psychopathology
MCHP1204
Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacotherapy 2
MCHP1205
Advanced Data analysis Methods

Recess Term

CODE
COURSE CONTENT
MCHP1301
Neurocognitive Assessment and Intervention
MCHP1302
Health Related Behaviours, Cognitions & Emotions
MCHP1303
Health Psychology in Action & Professional Development
MCHP1304
Research Proposal Writing

Year Two

Semester 1

CODE NAME
COURSE NAME
MCHP2102
Dissertation/ Thesis I
MCHP2102
Clinical Practice and Placement 1
ELECTIVES
MCHP2103
Health and Behavior Change
MCHP2104
Psychology of Chronic and Terminal Disease

Semester 2

CODE
COURSE NAME
MCHP2102
Dissertation/ Thesis I
MCHP2102
Clinical Practice and Placement 2
ELECTIVES
MCHP2103
Psychology and Health Care Delivery
MCHP2104
Current Trends and Challenges in Clinical and Health Psychology
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