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A Psychology Problem-Based Curriculum

  • Alexia Papageorgiou
  • Peter McCrorie
  • Stelios Georgiades
  • Maria Perdikogianni
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Abstract

In this chapter, we will take a walk through the three years of the psychology problem-based curriculum we propose. We envision a three-year pure psychology course for a limited amount of students. It will require BPS (British Psychological Society) and APA (American Psychological Association) accreditation and stringent student entrance criteria. It will also provide value for money and an excellent preparation for professional graduate courses in clinical, educational and occupational psychology minimising attrition rates of students who undertake graduate psychology training in the above professional areas. We hope our readers will share our vision that this course could provide excellent preparation for a number of graduates who will look for employment in sectors who care for the elderly. We will achieve this by enabling students to reach deep understanding of different human interactions (normal vs abnormal) through problem-based learning (PBL) cases backed up by exposure to clinics, schools, work and other relevant environments. As the students progress from year one to years two and three, the complexity of the course will increase in terms of knowledge acquisition, difficulty of PBL cases and student placements in working environments (e.g. working with people with learning disabilities, chronically mentally ill and elderly people with dementia).

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© Alexia Papageorgiou, Peter McCrorie, Stelios Georgiades and Maria Perdikogianni 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexia Papageorgiou
    • 1
  • Peter McCrorie
    • 2
  • Stelios Georgiades
    • 1
  • Maria Perdikogianni
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NicosiaCyprus
  2. 2.St George’s, University of LondonUK

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