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AP6806: Mindfulness in Personal and Professional Life

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 12, Max 30.
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: 24hr(s) Lectures (including demonstrations, group work, dyads, practice)
Module Co-ordinator:
Lecturer(s): Dr Sharon Lambert, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, School of Applied Psychology; Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: Offer an exploration of the use of mindfulness in everyday life. Critically examine the latest research in mindfulness and foster an understanding of the origins and context of mindfulness from the perspective on western psychology and eastern philosophy.
Module Content: Mindfulness in family and relationships, work, health care and education. Research into mindfulness and its implications for contemporary life. Eastern origins and influence of western psychology in mindfulness based approaches.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of the role of mindfulness in contemporary life with a particular focus on the use of mindfulness in education, health care, the workplace, family and relationships.
  • Detail the research completed in the area of mindfulness and its implications for both personal and professional use.
  • Understand the origin and context of mindfulness from the perspective of eastern philosophy and western psychology.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (1 x 3,000 word academic assignment).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment. Personal mindfulness practice.
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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