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Congratulations to recent graduate on starting Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology

The @MScHealthPsych course team were delighted recently to hear that 2017/18 student Abdirahim Mohamed has been accepted onto a fully funded stage two training place on the Professional Doctorate in Health Psychology at Staffordshire University.

Abdi has been an inspiration to fellow students while on his MSc Health Psychology course at Coventry. He’s also supported thousands of psychology graduates and aspiring professionals via his PsychAssist blog.

Getting his much sought-after stage two health psychology training place is well deserved and we’re sure Abdi will make the most of his time on the professional doctorate.  We’re looking forward to seeing him graduate with his MSc Health Psych from Coventry later this month.

For updates you can follow Abdi on Twitter @Psych_Assist and please do check out his very popular blog.

Celebrating #NHS70

As the UK National Health Service celebrates its 70th birthday, people up and down the country have been sharing their experiences of working in, and being cared for, by our wonderful, publicly funded healthcare system.

You can catch a brief glimpse of our course leader Adam in this short video made by Coventry University staff. Adam has worked in the NHS as a research fellow investigating psychosocial aspects of stroke.


Congratulations to recent graduate on winning best conference poster

MSc Health Psychology graduate Nicky Ashley recently won the best poster award at the Midlands Health Psychology Network conference.This was for her research project exploring Experiences of Mindfulness Through The Eyes of Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Congratulations to Nicky and her supervisor Karen Maher.

We have a poster presentation as one of our coursework assignments, which is a great opportunity to get practice and feedback on your poster technique. We encourage all out students to think about presenting their work at conferences or in peer reviewed journals.

End of lectures but lots still going on

On 26th of April we celebrated our last day of taught classes, but staff and students will still be really busy over the summer.

Many students will be working on their dissertation projects, while staff will be planning the next academic year, doing lots of marking, attending conferences, teaching at summer schools and doing their own research.

We’ll be running group support sessions for M148PY project students over the summer. Keep an eye on our Twitter feed @MScHealthPsych for student projects recruiting participants.

Former student gives a guest lecture for us

We’re very grateful to MSc Health Psychology graduate Nicky Ashley for giving a guest lecture to our students around psychosocial issues associated with cancer. Students particularly enjoyed the @Hopeprogramme gratitude wall and Lego activity when looking at self management programmes. The session was organised by our colleague Karen Maher, as part of her module on long term conditions.

Karen herself is a graduate of our MSc – we like to hold on to great people!

Student Develops Diabetes App Idea

Congratulations to our student Tin Lok Philo Man who was shortlisted this year for a university-wide App competition. In front of a Dragon’s Den style panel of judges, he pitched his idea for an app to help improve the quality of life of people with diabetes.

Developed with a focus on your future employability, our course places a practical emphasis on the teaching of health psychology as it is applied to real-world situations. These include, for example, development of public health campaigns, intervention development and case study examples. Your idea for an intervention or app might end up being developed and delivered to real people, making a big difference to their health and wellbeing.

Special guest speaker on our Professional Practice module

We are very grateful to Dr Claire Hallas from SCCH Consulting for coming to speak to students on Krishna’s professional practice module. Claire and students discussed consultancy, getting into healthcare practice and lots of issues relating to practitioner psychology.

Our course is designed to prepare you to pursue a career in health psychology, and we invite a range of experienced practitioners to share their insights and boost your employment prospects.