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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Personal and social development linked to health and wellbeing is increasingly recognised as central to an effective education in which the potential of the whole individual is developed.

Curriculum for Excellence and Health and Wellbeing E&O’s emphasize the importance of planned approaches. This module is therefore designed to increase competence in identifying and meeting the developing needs of young people through effective planning.

The module covers aspects below:

  • planning, development and delivery of inter-disciplinary programmes of PSHE including assessment, evaluation and improvement planning
  • learner-centred approaches and the importance of a supportive climate

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
  • Ms Sandra Paterson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

A review of key literature, theories and processes, including the field of personal and social development, health and well-being. The health promoting school, current models of health (both physical and mental) and their influence on the learner and society, including the development of emotional intelligence, self-concept, equal opportunities and racial equality issues.

The different patterns of lifestyles within the school and community and the influence of issues such as ethos, diet, drugs for example, on the individual showing recognition of the different perspectives at local and national levels.

Strategies for the delivery of more sensitive issues and decision making in the context of health and well-being.

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments


Each module assessment will now include two formatives, each allocated 25% of the final grade with 50% of the assessment grade allocated to the summative submission. This will be equivalent to 8,000 words as required for all PGT 30 credit modules and account for a range of assessment reporting formats which will remain criteria based.



Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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