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AD1055: Concepts of Mental Health

Credit Weighting: 10
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 45.
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 this programme).
Teaching Methods: 7 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 3 x 1hr(s) Tutorials; 3 x 6hr(s) Workshops; 158hr(s) Other (self directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: This module examines models of mental health and wellbeing. Looking critically at constructions of mental health from: bio-psychosocial, critical recovery and human rights perspectives. Introducing the student to principles of recovery as an individual internal process and as an orientation on how services can be delivered.
Module Content: Concepts of mental health and wellbeing, the history of mental health in western societies, constructions of 'mental health', recovery focussed principles and practices, personal recovery frameworks.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Define mental health.
  • Appraise the concept of mental wellbeing.
  • Contextualise the concept of mental health historically.
  • Debate the construction of 'mental health' from: bio-psychosocial, critical recovery and human rights perspectives.
  • Identify principles of recovery: as an individual internal process and as an orientation in how services can be delivered in line with national policy.
  • Debate the role of the Recovery Movement and the development of community activism in ireland.
  • Display a familiarity with Personal Recovery Frameworks.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 800 word Article Review, 75 marks; Presentation, 25 marks; 1 x 1,800 word Journal of Learning, 100 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. (as per University College Cork policy requiring 100% attendance).
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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