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Undergraduate Course: Children's Health and Wellbeing (EDUA08093)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 3 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionCourse Description:
The course will explore theory, policy and practice in childhood education and health. It will specifically consider issues of health in educational contexts (e.g. tensions between social and medical models of child health). Students will be asked to analyse case studies that consider topics such as visual impairment, ADHD, mental health, health promotion projects (e.g. Childsmile, Health Promoting Schools, Health and Wellbeing in Schools etc). They will utilise a range of reading to develop an understanding of the connections between workplace practice and ideas concerning childhood, health and education. They will demonstrate knowledge of the connections between health and education policy and be able to consider the links between these contexts and issues of inequality in childhood.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  30
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this course participants will be able to:
┐ Explore the main debates in the childhood education and health
┐ Utilise a range of literature, research and evidence to analyse practices in the work place
┐ Explore the complexity of health and its social determinants and in particular develop an understanding of inequalities in health.
┐ Develop understanding of the foundation principles and values of health promotion, its historical development in relation to public health, the models and theories underpinning health promotion practice and the inherent tensions in the delivery of health promotion.
┐ Analyse the practical relationship between Children┐s Health, Parents and institutions (g.e. multi-agency roles and ownerships in Schools, Nurseries, Out of School Care, Play Groups and Family Centres)
┐ Demonstrate a sound grasp of local, national and international policy contexts GIRFEC, Hall 4, HEADS UP Scotland, ASL Act and Curriculum for Excellence, Modes of Classification (e.g. WHO v Social Model)
Assessment Information
Students will produce a 2,000 word essay that critically considers different perspectives, has a clear/balanced argument/s and utilises academic research to make specific recommendations for their work place.
Special Arrangements
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Indicative Reading:
Ashton J and Seymour J (1988) The New Public Health - the Liverpool experience OUP
Bax M, Hart H, Jenkin SM (1990) Child Development and Child Health: the pre-school years. Blackwell Science, Oxford.
Brannen J (1994) Young People, Health and Family Life. Open University Press, Buckingham.
Bond J, Coleman P, Pearce S (eds) (1993) Ageing in Society: Introduction to Social Gerontology. 2nd edn. Sage, London.Bowling A (1999) Research Methods in Health: Investigating health and health services Open University Press, Buckingham
Downie R, Tannahill, A and Tannahill A (2000) Health promotion - models and values Oxford Medical Publications Oxford
Gabe J and Conrad P (1999) Social Perspectives on the New Genetics Blackwells, London
Iphofen R and Poland F (1998) Sociology in Practice for Healthcare Professionals Macmillan, Houndsmills
Jones L and Siddel M eds (1997) The Challenge of Promoting Health Exploration and practice Macmillan, Basingstoke
Katz J and Pebardy A eds (1997) Promoting Health: Knowledge and Practice Macmillan, Basingstoke
Lupton D (1994) Medicine as culture Sage London
MacDonald T (1998) Rethinking Health Promotion: A global approach Routledge. London
Murray Parkes C, Stevenson-Hinde J & Harris P (eds.) (1991) Attachment Across the Life Cycle. Routledge, London.
Naidoo J and Wills J(2000) Health promotion: Foundations for practice. Balliere Tindall
Naidoo J and Wills J (1998) Practising Health Promotion: Dilemmas and Challenges Balliere Tindall London
RUHBC (1989) Changing the Public Health John Willey and Sons, London
Marteau T and Richards M (1996) The Troubled Helix Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Sidell M, Jones L, Katz and Pebardy A eds (1997) Debates and Dilemmas in Promoting Health: A reader Macmillan, Basingstoke
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Kristina Konstantoni
Tel: (0131 6)51 6305
Course secretaryMrs Alison Macleary
Tel: (0131 6)51 6382
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