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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Wellbeing Summer School
Module Code PSYC525
School 37
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Darragh McCashin
Semester 2: Darragh McCashin
Autumn: Darragh McCashin
Module TeachersDarragh McCashin
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

As the primary learning activity for this module, the student will attend the Wellbeing Summer School. The Summer School will comprise a collection of events. The format of the events (e.g., webinar, seminar, workshop, hackathon, keynote lecture, panel event) and the topics covered will vary from year to year. The content will always be related to psychology and wellbeing. Attendees will have to attend the majority of events across the Spring School but may choose certain “tracks” depending on their professional or research interests.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of the concept, influences, impacts, measurement and interventions for wellbeing and how that understanding relates to the participants own situation (e.g. professional practice, policy and/or research)
2. Critically reflect on personal and professional growth, identifying areas for future development

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Fieldwork10Pre Summer School preparation and directed readings
Workshop20Summer School participation (defined topic)
Portfolio Preparation95Assignment preparation
Total Workload: 125

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
PortfolioSummer School attendees will participate in the majority of the programmed events and complete various activities throughout. Participants will develop an ePortfolio documenting their participation and reflecting on their learning and personal and professional development.100%n/a
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 2
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    Programme or List of Programmes
    MPWMSc in Psychology and Wellbeing
    PYPMMaster of Science
    SMPPYSingle Module Programme Psychology

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