ACE

AD1882: Human Well-being

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
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: 2 x 7hr(s) Other (day sessions); 3 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 2hr(s) Tutorials; 80hr(s) Directed Study (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: Students will have knowledge of human health-related needs and the means by which individuals, families and communities can enhance their physical, mental and social wellbeing.
Module Content: Introduction to human health (physical, mental and social); health and wellbeing of women and men; health and wellbeing of children and older people; strategies for promoting individual, family and community wellbeing. Reflection on personal health choices.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Discuss alternative definitions of health and identify key dimensions of health.
  • Identify the health-related needs of women and men at different life stages.
  • Critically evaluate means by which individuals and families can enhance their physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.
  • Discern means by which individuals and families can respond positively to illness and disability.
  • Discuss how communities can enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of their members.
  • Identify influences on health/wellbeing-related choices.
  • Review personal health/wellbeing-related choices.
  • Report health/wellbeing-related behaviour over the module period.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,000 word Personal Learning Journal).
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 Director, Centre for Adult Continuing Education).

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