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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Peer Support Working in Mental Health
Module Code NS4031
School 38
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Martha Griffin
Semester 2: Martha Griffin
Autumn: Martha Griffin
Module TeachersLiam MacGabhann
Martha Griffin
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module will develops participants critical knowledge on the historical development of mental health services, service provision and Recovery as an overarching approach to mental health understanding and care. Within this knowledge framework participants will explore peer support working as an appropriate evolutionary way of working with people who have mental health difficulties, within the broader context of mental health practice.

Learning Outcomes

1. Have a detailed knowledge and understanding of the historical context of evolving mental health policy and practice in relation to diverse models applied to mental health difficulties and service/professional response
2. Be able to analyse the concept and possibilities of Recovery in relation to contemporary mental health care
3. Be able to critically analyse national and international standards for the rights of people with disability and mental health
4. Be able to critically evaluate national and international practice and policy literature on peer support working
5. Be able to evaluate the contexts and support needs of people identified as having a mental health problem and the role of peer support workers/advocates
6. Be able to identify mechanisms whereby personal safety, health and reflective practice are applied.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    CPSMHCert. Peer Support Working Mental Health

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