Postgraduate Course: Developmental Well-being (CLPS11048)
|School||School of Health in Social Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course is delivered fully online. The course aims to equip students with a deep understanding of current models of well-being across the lifespan.
The term 'well-being' (psychological and psychosocial) encompasses positive elements (a person's strengths, positive emotions, environmental mastery, self-efficacy, sense of purpose, etc) as well as classical indicators of mental health and disease. Well-being is contrasted with ill-being, which is conceptualised in terms of negative affect, psychiatric co-morbidity, unhealthy behaviours, etc.
Many psychologists now believe that well-being and ill-being usually coexist. These views emphasise the importance of promoting strengths in populations with special needs and in the general population as a way of preventing the emergence of ill-being.
This course will encourage students to explore issues such as changes in well-being requirements in further stages of psychosocial development, the cross-cultural validity of the concept and the relation with social inequalities. The course will also address these debates as a basic tool for being able to deepen into applied aspects of mental health and well-being promotion.
This course is delivered fully online. Teaching takes place through a range of online-based interactive activities supported by media including video lectures, videos, e-books and journal articles and discussion boards. Students will develop a critical awareness of the factors affecting the well-being of children, young people and families.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Group assignment (30%) and a 3,500 word essay (70%).
||Formative feedback will be given on a week 6 presentation and throughout the course.
Summative feedback will be given via Learn for the Group assignment and the essay.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Conceptualise, analyse and present the essential theoretical models of well-being across the lifespan, among populations with different access to public services, and different cultures.
- Critically review the different variables associated with well-being at different development stages.
- Critically appraise and understand life-span theories under a positive psychological and flourishing perspective.
- Critically review and contextualise different identity, cognitive, relational and motivational factors involved in a positive life-span development.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||* Research and enquiry skills, including evaluation and critical analysis
* Personal and intellectual autonomy skills, including accountability and working with others
* Technical and practical skills
* Communication, numeracy and IT skills
|Course organiser||Dr Melina Kyranides
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112
|Course secretary||Mrs Lorna Sheal
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970