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PS5051: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING IN THE WORKPLACE (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

This course will look at mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. It will consider how mental health and work are related and what factors in the workplace impact on mental health and wellbeing, at an individual, team and systemic level.

We will also consider how to create a mentally healthy workplace and how mental health can be supported in the workplace. The theory and learning will be supported by case studies, discussion boards and real-life reflections from workplaces.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Jason Bohan

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course will consider and evaluate the evidence base on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.

The course starts by looking at definitions of mental health and wellbeing and the links between work and mental health. We will also consider factors in the workplaces which can be challenges to mental health. We will then look at organisational culture and consider the links between culture and mental health and wellbeing.

The second half of the course looks at how we can build mentally healthy workplaces at an individual, team and systemic level. This is followed by how we can support mental health difficulties and challenges in the workplace.

Learning will be supported by real life examples and case studies to consider how the evidence can be applied in the workplace.

There will also be weekly discussion boards to reflect on the learning and how this relates to and can be applied in your own workplace/real-life settings.


Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Multiple Choice Test

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 11 Feedback Weeks 11

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Feedback

Info and Feedback
Any notes and also a description of how feedback will be provided Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateTo identify factors that can impact on mental health and wellbeing at work.
FactualEvaluateTo be able to critically evaluate the psychological research on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
FactualUnderstandTo understand models of mental health and wellbeing and how these relate to work.

Multiple Choice Test 1

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 40
Assessment Weeks 6 Feedback Weeks 6

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Feedback

Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateTo identify factors that can impact on mental health and wellbeing at work.
FactualEvaluateTo be able to critically evaluate the psychological research on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
FactualUnderstandTo understand models of mental health and wellbeing and how these relate to work.

Discussion

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Info and Feedback
Any notes and also a description of how feedback will be provided 10 x 2% discussion boards

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateTo identify factors that can impact on mental health and wellbeing at work.
FactualEvaluateTo be able to critically evaluate the psychological research on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
FactualUnderstandTo understand models of mental health and wellbeing and how these relate to work.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandTo understand models of mental health and wellbeing and how these relate to work.
FactualEvaluateTo be able to critically evaluate the psychological research on mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.
ConceptualEvaluateTo identify factors that can impact on mental health and wellbeing at work.
ProceduralApplyTo reflect on opportunities and barriers to applying the research in real life settings, through case studies and real-life examples.
FactualUnderstandTo understand factors that contribute to a mentally healthy workplace.
ProceduralApplyTo identify key information in case studies and consider how the evidence can be applied in these scenarios.

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