Short Title:Society Mental, Emotional and Cognitive Health
Full Title:Society Mental, Emotional and Cognitive Health
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:SCIE H3001
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Gillian Larkin
Module Description:The aim of this module is to develop students’ understanding of psychology from the perspective of atypical or abnormal development or behaviour, and provide knowledge to understand client behaviour and support client needs throughout appropriate interventions. As society mental, emotional and cognitive health is an ongoing and dynamic subject the syllabus content will be expanded or modified as the case may be, to reflect developments in the mental health sector set out in this module. In order to progress, all components of module assessment must be passed by students – failure to successfully to complete any component will require repeat assessment/exam.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Assess the issues involved in the recognition of and working with people with psychological disorders
LO2 Distinguish the various features of the prejudice and discrimination associated with mental illness
LO3 Conduct an in-depth study of how specific psychological disorders manifest themselves in service user groups
LO4 Develop an understanding of the needs of service user groups in social care and design interventions that can develop a positive, healthy and realistic self-image
LO5 Identify the role of the multi-disciplinary team, the family and wider community in supporting people with psychological disorders

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Group project, including a written research-based report and presentation. Project ideas will be agreed. 3,4,5 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam Students to answer a range of exam questions 1,2,3,4,5 50.00 End-of-Semester

TU Dublin – Tallaght Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning Time No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Davison, C. D., Neale, J.M. & Kring, A. M 2018, Abnormal Psychology, 12 Ed., Wiley New Jersey [ISBN: 9781119211013]
  • Kelly, B. 2018, Mental Health in Ireland, Liffey Press Dublin [ISBN: 9780995792715]
Recommended Book Resources
  • American Psychiatric Association 2013, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5®), American Psychiatric Pub [ISBN: 0890425574]
  • Agnes Higgins,Shari McDaid 2014, Mental Health in Ireland, 2014 Ed., Gill & MacMillan [ISBN: 9780717159802]
  • Vicky Long 2014, Destigmatising Mental Illness?, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 9780719085819]
  • WHO 2018, International Classification of Disease (ICD) 11, World Health Organisation
  • Barry, H. 2017, Flagging the Problem: A New Approach to Mental Health, Hachette UK [ISBN: 9781905483976]
  • Bouras,N. & Holt, G. 2007, Psychiatric and Behavioural Disorders in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 2 Ed., Cambridge University Press UK [ISBN: 9780521608251]
  • Emerson, E. & Einfeld, S. L. 2011, Challenging Behaviour, 3 Ed., Cambridge University Press UK [ISBN: 9780521728935]
  • Gates, B., Gear, J. & Wray, J. 2000, Behavioural Distress Concepts and Strategies, Bailliere Tindall London [ISBN: 9780702024153]
  • Grilo, C. M. 2006, Eating and Weight Disorders, Psychology Press UK [ISBN: 9781841695488]
  • Greenberg, G. 2010, Manufacturing Depression, Simon & Schuster [ISBN: 9781416569794]
  • Halgin, R. 2014, Taking Sides: Clashing Views in Abnormal Psychology, McGraw-Hill Education UK [ISBN: 9781259176746]
  • Kinsella, P. & Garland, A. 2008, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Mental Health Workers, Taylor & Francis USA [ISBN: 9781583918708]
  • Kring, A, M. & Davison, G. C. 2007, Case Studies in Abnormal Psychology, 7 Ed., John Wiley & Sons UK [ISBN: 9780471731122]
  • Weis, R. 2008, Introduction to Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology, Sage Pub [ISBN: 9781483329352]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HSASC_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Applied Social Care 4 Mandatory