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Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16

Course Overview

This course is designed for students registered on the BA Childhood Practice degree with a focus on exploring the health needs of individual children and examining policy to support the health and wellbeing of young children.  The aim of the course is to promote and encourage the use of workplace based activities as the basis for academic study.  This course is designed to meet the continuing professional development of individuals involved with working with children and students must be employed in a relevant educational setting for a minimum of 12.5 hours per week.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Mrs Catriona McDonald

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • BA (Hons) in Childhood Practice (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • ED2016 Young Children and Science (Studied)
  • ED2035 Supporting the Health and Wellbeing of Young Children (Studied)
  • ED2509 Research and Enquriy: Wider Perspectives 2 (Studied)
  • MA (Hons) Education (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The course will cover:

  1. an examination and definitions of models of health
  2. a detailed exploration of the health needs of individual children
  3. the determinants of health and wellbeing
  4. an examination of policy to support health and wellbeing at local, national and international level

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed


Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


1st Attempt: Two 1,500 word written assignments. Part A and Part B must be completed successfully.

Resit: Resubmission of written assignment, either or both parts (dependent on result).

Formative Assessment

Students will receive formative feedback from tutors on Part A prior to undertaking Part B of the assignment. Students are required to work in a collaborative fashion with others online in action learning sets where they give and recieve feedback from peers.


In keeping with the School of Education policy on assessment, and in sufficient time for students to be able to improve their work through feedback, detailed written feedback on assessments is provided to students (typically within four weeks of submission). Feedback highlights strengths and gives clear guidelines for improvement. Face to face meetings or telephone tutorial support can be arranged for students who require additional support.

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