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PS5532: PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES: CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH & WELLBEING (2020-2021)

Last modified: 11 Aug 2020 12:15


Course Overview

Children’s health and wellbeing is a key focus of current educational policy both nationally and internationally. With an increasing acknowledgement of the interplay between wellbeing and success at school (and beyond), several pedagogical approaches have been developed to promote children’s physical and mental health. In this module, students will explore key issues in children’s health and wellbeing from a psychological perspective.

Course Details

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

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

  • One of MSc Psychological Studies or Master Of Science In Psychological Studies or Msc Psychological Studies With Applied Developmental Psychology (Sept)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • PS5032 Pyschological Perspectives: Current Issues in Health and Wellbeing (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

In exploring current issues in childhood health and wellbeing, students will use insights from developmental psychology to understand and evaluate current issues and approaches in relation to real-world applications. This module will highlight key research and theory in developmental psychology and will develop students’ skills in evaluating resources and/or initiatives relating to childhood health and wellbeing.

 

By considering research and theory from developmental psychology in the context of current practices, this module will equip students with knowledge and critical thinking skills required to understand and create real-world application of research. Through weekly discussion, students will be supported to use their developing knowledge to evaluate educational resources. In groups, students will create and deliver online presentation materials for educational practitioners.

 

Topics include:

Attachment

Adverse Childhood Experiences

Nurture

Self-Regulation

Mindfulness


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Creation of online presentation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks 32 Feedback Weeks 33,34,35

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Feedback

Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.  There will be an online discussion board to support coursework preparation, and a discussion board session for students to provide peer-feedback.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyTo be able to apply understanding of developmental psychology research and theory to present ideas on an online platform
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of developmental psychological theories
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of current ideas in childhood health and wellbeing

Discussion board participation

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 20
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.  There will be an online discussion board to support coursework preparation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualApplyTo be able to communicate your critical understanding to peers using online media
ConceptualEvaluateTo demonstrate an ability to reflect on strengths and limitations of resources by drawing on developmental psychology theory and research
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of developmental psychological theories
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of current ideas in childhood health and wellbeing
ReflectionEvaluateTo be able to provide written peer-feedback on online presentation on style and content using a pro-forma

Class Test - Multiple Choice Questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
Assessment Weeks 29,35 Feedback Weeks 29,35

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Feedback

Feedback will be delivered online on all summative assessments.  There will be an online discussion board to support coursework preparation.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualEvaluateTo demonstrate an ability to reflect on strengths and limitations of resources by drawing on developmental psychology theory and research
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of developmental psychological theories
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of current ideas in childhood health and wellbeing

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Resubmission of failed element

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks 48 Feedback Weeks 51

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Feedback

Similar to first attempt, with existing pass mark carried forward so that resit is only needed for failed element(s).

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of developmental psychological theories
ReflectionEvaluateTo be able to provide written peer-feedback on online presentation on style and content using a pro-forma
ConceptualApplyTo be able to apply understanding of developmental psychology research and theory to present ideas on an online platform
ConceptualEvaluateTo demonstrate an ability to reflect on strengths and limitations of resources by drawing on developmental psychology theory and research
ConceptualApplyTo be able to communicate your critical understanding to peers using online media
FactualUnderstandTo demonstrate an understanding of current ideas in childhood health and wellbeing

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