ACE

AP1854: Sexual Maturation

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 opportunities to explore their own sexuality; to examine the remote and present contexts that influence their current level of sexual functioning; to explore the nature of sexual difficulties and the endocrinological, sociobiological and psychological bases to these conditions; to consider different therapeutic approaches to sexual difficulties.
Module Content: Self and sexuality; Early experiences of sexuality; Current experience of sexuality; Exploration of meanings attached to sexuality; Defensive sexual expression; Open sexual expression; Common sexual difficulties; Therapeutic approaches; Safe holding of sexuality for children and adolescents.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Identify and explain mature sexual expression and sexual repression and suppression.
  • Track the origin of their own sexual responses and help otheres to do this as well.
  • Describe the influence of family, church, school and the media on sexual attitudes and behaviour.
  • Describe and explain normal sexual functioning and common sexual difficulties.
  • Describe and explain the different therapeutic approaches to sexual difficulties.
  • Give a presentation on the safe holding of sexuality for children, adolescents and adults.
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.).

University College Cork

Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh

College Road, Cork T12 K8AF

Top