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Postgraduate Course: Self and Other (CNST11011)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe aim of this module is to develop understandings of self, and introduce the idea that the self can be understood in the context of both present and past relationships with others. The person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives on the self and relationships with others will be critically examined
Course description The aim of this course is to develop understandings of self and to explore the idea that the self can be understood in the context of present and past relationships with others. Experiential and conceptual exploration of the meanings of the terms 'self', 'other', and 'relationship' will be explored within the person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives. These themes will be addressed through practice sessions. Students will be encouraged to make connections with their awareness of self in their personal and professional relationships.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Listening and Attunement (CNST11066)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 10, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 13, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10, Online Activities 10, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 152 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 4,000 word essay/portfolio plus continuous assessment of listening practice
Feedback Students will receive ongoing informal formative feedback on all aspects of their learning.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Explore, critically evaluate and apply a range of theories of the self and relationships drawn from the person-centred approach and psychodynamic perspectives.
  2. Experience and reflect upon a developing repertoire of listening and responding skills.
  3. Connect theoretical learning on self and others with their own personal and professional relationships.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills On completion of this course students should be able to:
- Experience an enhanced understanding on how relationships with significant others shape the development of the self
- Show an increase in awareness of themes and patterns in their self-other relationships in their listening practice and elsewhere
- Relate theories of self, other and relationship to the experience of being a listener.
- Reflect on personal attitudes, values and skills in the listening role and utilise feedback provided by others.
- Reflect on the development of their listening practice.
Additional Class Delivery Information Although this course is delivered twice, sometimes three times, a week, students attend just one course delivery each week. Once they have selected which day they wish to attend they must remain with that cohort.
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Course organiserMr Robert Goupillot
Tel: (0131 6)50 4328
Course secretaryMs Leopoldine Barde
Tel: (0131 6)50 3890
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