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A bit of advance info about class timetable for new starters on MSc health psych

When you come for induction on 24th September we’ll give you a detailed timetable for your classes and coursework deadlines for the academic year ahead.  However, some of you are understandably keen to know now the outline of your commitments to attend.  

FULL-TIME route (completing MSc in one academic year)

If you start full-time in October you will need to attend classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-6 pm every week from 1st October to 12th December AND 21st January to 3rd April.

You’ll be taking M96PY, M98PY, M145PY and a research methods module in semester one.  These (plus the dissertation proposal from M147PY) will all be assessed by the end of semester one (mid January).

You’ll be taking M97PY, M99PY, M146PY and a second research methods module in semester two. These will all be assessed by the end of semester two (mid May).

There are no classes timetabled after 3rd April.

The empirical dissertation paper is due in August.

PART-TIME route

If you start part-time in October you will need to attend Tuesdays 1-6 pm every week from 1st October to 10th December AND 21st January to 1st April.

You will be taking M96PY and a research methods module in semester one.  These will all be assessed by the end of semester one (mid January).

You’ll be taking M97PY and a second research methods module in semester two. These will all be assessed by the end of semester two (mid May).

There are no classes timetabled after 3rd April.

Part-time students need two academic years to complete the course. 

Hope this helps with your advance planning.

Carol P.

(Course Director)

Success for this year’s cohort (and countdown to our newbies)

Congratulations to our MSc Health Psychology students who got their dissertation marks today. This was the last piece of assessed work on the course.

We know that some of you already have plans for your next career step, and we hope that all of you will stay in touch. Some of you have already expressed an interest in coming back as guest speakers. And for those who have been too shy to ask – don’t worry – we’ll probably email and pester you!

If you are free, we’d love you to come and meet our new cohort of students at induction day on Tuesday 24th September. The Dean’s welcome talk for new starters will be 09.30-09.45 in Charles Ward Building 215. Further details of the timetable for the day will follow soon.

Best wishes

Carol Percy
Course Director, MSc Health Psychology.

Coventry MHPN group meeting 19th September

The next Coventry (Midlands) Health Psychology Network Meeting will be on:

Thursday 19th September 1pm-2pm in Richard Crossman 319 at Coventry University

Further details nearer the time, but plan is to have short presentations giving an overview of health psychology work in different departments around Coventry University. We hope to see many of you there!

If you want to know more you can contact the organiser directly: Dr. Naomi Bartle MBPsS, Senior Research Assistant – ARC-HLI, Coventry University, Primary Care Research Network (West Midlands South) Direct Tel: 024 7679 5497 Email: Naomi.Bartle@coventry.ac.uk

Current and recent students (plus those of you starting the Coventry course in October) are especially welcome to attend.

Starting your MSc health psych with us this September?

Lectures start the week beginning 30th September. Coventry University’s induction week for new starters is the previous week.

Our induction DAY specific to the MSc Health Psychology course is Tuesday 24th September. More details will follow.

Midlands Health Psychology Network Conference 2014

A quick message from our friends at the MHPN:
Dear all,

The Midlands Health Psychology Network (MHPN) committee invites you to attend our 10th annual conference to be held at the Sunley Conference Centre, The University of Northampton on Thursday 20th February 2014. We will be hosting two fantastic keynote speakers: Dr Andrew Prestwich, Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Psychology at the University of Leeds, and Professor Eamonn Ferguson, Professor of Health Psychology at the University of Nottingham.

We will also be hosting oral presentations and poster presentations. A few highlights from last year’s conference are:
• Exploring parents’ emotional barriers to childhood weight management
• Investigating healthcare professionals and patients’ experiences of providing and receiving support for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
• Exploring the experiences of people with Muscular Dystrophy using Q-methodology

The call for abstracts for symposiums, oral and poster presentations is now open with this year’s theme reflecting our tenth anniversary: “Ten years of MHPN: looking back and moving forward” Abstracts relating to all aspects of health psychology and related topics are welcomed from individuals at any stage in their research career.

The MHPN is growing and with the conference open to members and non-members alike, this is a great opportunity for researchers in the Midlands to showcase their work to a varied and friendly audience. Please see attached flyer for submission details or visit http://www.mhpn.co.uk for more information and to join the network. The deadline for submission is Friday, November 8th 2013. Special bursaries are available, and discounted conference rates are available for MHPN members.

Feel free to share this email with your colleagues and MSc/PhD students.

We very much look forward to seeing you there!

Best wishes

Bethan Davies on behalf of the Midlands Health Psychology Network