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Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will develop participants requisite knowledge and skills in order to effectively practice as peer support workers within mental health services and the community.

Learning Outcomes

1. Have a detailed knowledge of diverse models of peer support and utilise effective aspects of these models within the context of their service environment
2. Demonstrate a portfolio of practice skills conducive to the facilitation of support and recovery for people with mental health problems
3. Have a detailed knowledge of multidisciplinary roles and functions in mental health services provision and potential place of peer support workers in this system
4. Have a good understanding of HSE infrastructure, policy and professional practice guidelines that apply to all mental health workers in mental health services

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 Assessment% Examination Weight%
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TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
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