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AD1043: Autism, Mental Health and Wellbeing

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 35.
Pre-requisite(s): None
Co-requisite(s): None
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 9 x 2hr(s) Lectures (video lectures); 12hr(s) Other (online moderated activities); 70hr(s) Directed Study
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: To develop an understanding of the relationship between ASD and mental health and the implications for a person with ASD, families and those working in the area.
Module Content: The effect of ASD on an individual's mental health; explore the possibilities of receiving differentiated diagnosis between ASD and mental issues; living with ASD and mental health issues for families, services and society; promoting well-being for people with ASD and their families.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Recognise the principal mental health issues encountered by people with ASD
  • Reflect on the differences and similarities between ASD issues and mental health issues
  • Discuss how having ASD may elevate the risk factors which contribute to mental distress and social isolation
  • Debate how societal attitudes and expectations may affect the mental health of people with ASD
  • Reflect on how a person with ASD may contribute positively to society.
  • Discuss ways in which to promote good mental health in those with ASD and those who support them.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1,500 word reflective log, 90 marks; Online discussion forum participation, 10 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Module Coordinator).

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