HLTH H2002 - Health and Well-Being in Social Care

Short Title:Health and Well-Being in Social Care
Full Title:Health and Well-Being in Social Care
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:HLTH H2002
 
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Humanities
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Helena Doody
Module Author:Keith Murphy
Module Description:This module will enable the student to understand and appreciate the concepts of a healthy lifestyle and various aspects of health promotion and self-care. It also provides the learner with an overview of health definitions, policies and an understanding of various aspects of health and well-being. The module will also examine people’s lived experiences, the absence or presence of disease, individual health and how risk behaviour may contribute to poor health. As health and well-being is an ongoing and dynamic subject, the syllabus content will be expanded or modified, as the case may be, to reflect developments within social care. 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 Provide a broad definition and description of health, well-being, policies and procedures around health and list the evolution and principles of health promotion.
LO2 Develop a basic understanding of the functioning of a number of major body systems to provide education and promotion of healthy lifestyles to clients within social care.
LO3 Identify the correlation between mental, physical, social, emotional and spiritual health and their promotion within social care and the cultural and political influences on these aspects.
LO4 Describe and evaluate a number of health promotion initiatives based on case studies used in class and their impact within social care.
LO5 Develop an awareness of the needs and health challenges across the lifespan.
LO6 Examine the concepts of self-care and compassionate fatigue, and the impacts of these on the self and those in our care.
 

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Presentation Students will complete a health promotion project in singular or small groups. 1,2,3,4 50.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End of Semster Formal Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 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
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 5.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Karban, K 2012, Social Work and Mental Health, Policy Press. Cambridge
  • Naidoo J 2009, Foundations for Health Promotion, BailliereTindall London
  • Ryan, D, Mc Namara, P & Deasy, C. 2006, Health Promotion in Ireland., Gill Macmillian Dublin
Recommended Book Resources
  • Smullen, S 2015, Burnout and Self-Care in Social Work: A Guidebook for Students and Those in Mental Health and Related Professions, NASW Press Washington
  • Sarafino, E & Smyth, T. 2014, Health Psychology, 8th Ed., Wiley and Sons London
  • Skovholt, T and Trotter-Mathison, M. 2001, The Resilient Practitioner, Burnout and Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for the Helping Professions,, 3rd Edition Ed., Routeledge London
Recommended Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
  • Website: http://library.it-tallaght.ie/
  • Website: https://irishheart.ie/
  • Website: http://www.yourmentalhealth.ie
  • Website: https://www.sexualwellbeing.ie/sexual-he alth/
  • Website: https://www.livescience.com/22616-respir atory-system.html
 

Module Delivered in

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