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Postgraduate Course: Parenting: Theory & Practice (CLPS11042)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles, values and practices of parenting interventions into their workplace.
Course description Good parenting is regarded as "fundamental for the development of a child's mental health and well-being" (The Mental Health of Young People: A Framework for Promotion, Prevention and Care, Scottish Executive, 2005). The field of work with parents is growing, indicative of the increased importance parenting has achieved, not only on the national, but international health agendas. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge and skills to incorporate the principles, values and practices of parenting interventions into their workplace. It aims to enable participants to increase and consolidate their theoretical and clinical skills and their understanding of the use of parenting interventions in practice.

The course will cover:

- Theories underpinning parenting work
- Application of relevant theories into clinical practice
- Understanding the roles of children and parents in the family context
- Presenting problems for which parenting work is commonly used
- Evidence supporting parenting interventions
- The principles of delivering group based approaches for parenting work
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities.
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One group presentation (20%)
One course essay of 3000 words (80%)
Feedback Formative feedback will be given on a group discussion

Summative feedback will be given on the group presentation and essay via Learn.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Analyse and reflect on the theoretical concepts relevant to parenting and work with parents
  2. Critically review and evaluate research related to parenting interventions
  3. Consider the relevant issues in the design and implementation of different parenting programmes, according to the setting and population, integrating theory and research
  4. Identify and conceptualise common barriers to this type of work and how to minimise these
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills * Research and enquiry skills, including evaluation and critical
* Personal and intellectual autonomy skills, including
accountability and working with others
* Technical and practical skills
* Communication, numeracy and IT skills
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Stella Chan
Tel: (0131 6)51 3935
Course secretaryMrs Lorna Sheal
Tel: (0131 6)51 3970
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