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Code
SE92P
Delivery
Blended
Level
9
Campus
Cork Road
Duration
12 weeks
Credits
10 ECTS
Next Intake
January 2024
Application Status
Open
Applications Closing
15 Dec 23
Fees
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The student will learn to critically applying Child Development Theory to contemporary circumstances in childhood. They will also demonstrate an awareness of the impact of contemporary stressors on children’s emotional development and be able to appraise the normative developmental trajectory in the context of the changing world of technology, childcare and education.

In addition, the student will demonstrate an awareness of the major mental health disorders in young people and the evidenced based treatment responses available.

This 10 credit module aims to explain the origins of mental distress in the context of the emotional development of the child by critically applying Child Development Theory to contemporary circumstances in childhood.

Students will undertake an element of their teaching on line (80%) via primarily asynchronous and some synchronous modes. These will include lectures, online resources and workshops.

Indicative Content

  • Origins of mental distress in the context of emotional development of the child

  • The relevance of Child Development Theory to contemporary circumstances in childhood

  • Contemporary stressors on children's emotional development

  • Normative development trajectory in the context of the changing world of technology, childcare and education

  • Major mental health disorders in young people and the evidence based treatment responses available

 

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to:

1. Critically discuss the origins of mental distress in the context of the emotional development of the child. The facts, concepts, principles, theories and methods associated with children's mental health.. Critically apply Child Development Theory to contemporary circumstances in childhood within the current limits of theoretical and applied knowledge.

3. Evaluate the impact of contemporary stressors on children's emotional development with the identification, definition and resolution of novel, complex and research based solutions.

4. Critically examine the normative development trajectory in the context of the changing world of technology, childcare and education in order to make informed and effective decisions

5. Critically analyse the major health disorders in young people and the evidence based treatment responses available based on facts, concepts, principles, theories and methods.

6. Apply advanced research skills , constructively criticise, draw conclusions and offer recommendations on current anomalies in children's mental health supports.

7. Critically discuss the relevant legal and regulatory frameworks relating to the rights and protection of children

Candidates must have a Level 8 qualification in a cognate discipline

There is no licence to practice involved in any of the awards, but each will enhance the student’s knowledge of the specific areas of children’s and young people’s mental health.

Follow on Study:

Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice for Children and Young People

MSc in Mental Health Practice for Children and Young People

Contact

Course Leader
Colman Noctor
Dr. Colman Noctor
Lecturer Mental Health Nursing
[email protected]

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