ACE

AP1853: Holistic Approaches to Stress and Illness

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 16, Max 22.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 or 2 or 3. (semester details for thismodule will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 3 x 4hr(s) Lectures; 1 x 2day(s) Workshops (12 hours)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Department of Ace.
Module Objective: To provide participants with a working knowledge of psychosociosomatic approaches to the understanding and resolution of stress and illness.
Module Content: Stress and illness as creations; the causes and the inner terrain of stress and illness; intentions of stress and illness; the nature of psychophysiological and psychosomatic conditions; psychosociosomatic approaches to stress and illness.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify and articulate the symptoms and effects of stress.
  • Trace the origins and determine the intention of the stress response.
  • Design and implement ways of coping with or resolving stress responses.
  • Describe and explain the differences between physiological, psychophysiological and psychosomatic conditions.
  • Describe and explain the metaphorical or analogical nature of some illnesses.
  • Identify and implement psychosociosomatic responses to psychophysiological and psychosomatic conditions.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 2,500 word essay).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 5% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 10% 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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