AD1057: Community Approaches, Models and Interventions

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; 2 x 6hr(s) Workshops; 1 x 6hr(s) Other (site visit); 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 will debate the role of the Community Sector in implementing recovery frameworks and embracing recovery focussed approaches to mental health. It will explore a series of community based organisations, peer networks and change initiatives and their impact on mental health and recovery. It will consider issues of social exclusion and stigma. The role of community development is explored - seeking ways to enhance and strengthen community activism. It considers the role of co-production and partnership, in-community work. It looks at the receovery college concept and explores the role of the Expert by Experience in contemporary mental healthcare.
Module Content: Community Development, Peer Networks and Social Supports, Social Inclusion, Expert by Experience, Co-production, Recovery College.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Consider the role of the 'Community Sector' in advancing recovery focussed approaches to support mental health recovery.
  • Appreciate the value of co-production and partnership in advancing recovery orientated mental health supports and services.
  • Appraise the role of the Expert by Experience in mental healthcare.
  • Identify the role of Community Development in advancing recovery orientated supports and services.
  • Consider the concept of stigma and social inclusion in relation to mental health.
  • Identify recovery focussed Social Support and Service Models in the community.
  • Consider the recovery college concept in light of current developments in Ireland and internationally.
Assessment: Total Marks 200: Continuous Assessment 200 marks (1 x 800 word learner log, 100 marks; Site visit and poster presentation, 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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