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Oxford University Gazette, 4 February 2010: Examinations and Boards

Changes in Regulations

With the approval, if appropriate, of the Education Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 19 February.

Continuing Education Board

(a) M.Sc Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies

With effect from 1 October 2010

In Examination Regulations, 2009, delete from p. 676, l. 22, to p. 677, l. 17, and substitute:

'1. Candidates will normally be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes on the principle and practice of advanced cognitive therapy studies, together with clinical practice and practice in supervision of cognitive therapy trainees. The M.Sc in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of not fewer than three terms and not more than six terms after successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies. The period of study for the M.Sc shall normally be no more than two years.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at appropriate classroom-based courses including small group meetings;

(b) a research project of no more than 15,000 words on a topic approved by the examiners.

The research project shall be submitted to the Registry, Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by such dates as the examiners shall determine. Research projects will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration. Students are required to submit both a hard copy and an electronic copy.

4. Candidates may be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the M.Sc.

6. A candidate whose research project fails to satisfy the examiners may be permitted to resubmit on one further occasion only not later than one year after the initial failure. 7.If any candidate who is successful in the examination for the Degree of Master of Science in Advanced Cognitive Therapy has previously successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Therapy, the Master of Science will subsume his or her diploma.'


(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Cognitive Therapy Studies

With effect from 1 October 2010

In Examination Regulations, 2009, delete from p. 999, l. 24, to p. 1000, l. 19, and substitute:

'1. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes on the principle and practice of advanced cognitive therapy studies, together with clinical practice and practice in supervision of cognitive therapy trainees. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of not fewer than three terms.

2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses including small group supervision of supervision practice;

(b) attendance at two independent advanced level clinical therapy training workshops;

(c) skill in treating simple and complex cases with cognitive therapy;

(d) skill in supervising cognitive therapy trainees, as demonstrated in a video- recording of a supervision session delivered by the candidate, together with written reflection and critical review, and supervisee feedback;

(e) one written research proposal (1,500 words);

(f) one extended written case study of a complex case (no more than 6,000 words);

(g) two written assignments, each of no more than 4,000 words, one covering the design, delivery and evaluation of a training event, and one describing and evaluating the development of a service initiative;

(h) a presentation of a brief interactive cognitive therapy training event.

The presentations under (d) and (h), the assessed work under (e), (f) and (g), shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify the candidates and tutors. 3. Candidates may be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies at the discretion of the examiners.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the presentations under 2(d) and ( h), or the assessed work under (e) (f) and (g), may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.'

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