Full Title:Holistic Health and Wellbeing
Module Code:HLST H8007
Credits: 7.5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:This module introduces students of Social Care to a comprehensive understanding of the historical, present and future concepts of holistic health, with an overarching emphasis on mental health for the individual, family and society.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Identify the importance of service user involvement and advocacy in the delivery of health policy.
  2. Identify the various determinants of health and explain health inequalities.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical and sociological evolution of mental health services in Ireland.
  4. Students will have an understanding of the principles and factors which facilitate health promotion.
  5. Identify best practice guidelines in the delivery of mental health care, sexual health care and physical health care.
  6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the importance of a multi-disciplinary team work and its relevance to social care in holistic health.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical and legal issues in mental health care.
  8. Students will have an understanding of healthy eating and physical health which constitutes a healthy life-style.
  9. Identify risk behaviours and its correlation to poor health outcomes.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
No indicative content
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%

Full Time

No Course Work
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 50.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Tutorial No Description 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 5.50 Every Week 5.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 13.50
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Daly, A. & Walsh, D. 2004, Mental Illness in Ireland 1750-2002, Reflections on the Rise and Fall of Institutional Care., Health Research Board Dublin
  • Daly, A., Walsh, D., Kartalova, Y., O'Doherty, R., Moran, R., Comish, J. & O'Reilly, A. 2005, Activities of Irish Psychiatric Units and Hospitals 2004., Health Research Board. Dublin
  • Mental health Commission, Multidisiplinary Team Working, from Theory to Practice Dublin: Mental Health Commission
  • Barnes, C. G. Mercer, and H. Morgan, Creating Independent Futures, Disability Press Leeds
  • Equality Authority, Equality, Poverty and Social Inclusion. The National Action Plan on Social Inclusion. An Equality Authority Position, Equality Authority: Dublin
  • Sharman, W., Children and adolescents with mental health problems., 1997 Ed., Bailliere Tindall. London
  • Ryan, D, Mannix- Mc Namara,P, Deasy, C 2006, Health Promotion in Ireland, Principles, Practice and Research, Gill and Macmillan Dublin
  • Barry, S 2005, Understanding Mental Health, Blackhall London
  • Quin, S 2005, Mental Health and Social Policy in Ireland, UCD Press Dublin [ISBN: 9781904558323, 1904558321]
  • WHO 2005, Mental health: facing the challenges, building solutions., World Health Organization, Europe Copenhagen : [ISBN: 928901377X]
  • Edited by Ross J Taylor, Blair H Smith, and Edwin R van Teijlingen 2003, Health and Illness in the Community An Oxford Core Text, Oxford University Press England [ISBN: 9780192631688]
  • Kohen, Dora 2010, Oxford textbook of women and mental health, Oxford University Press England [ISBN: 0199214360, 9780199214365]
  • Brooker, Charlie and Repper, Julie 1998, Serious mental health problems in the community, Baillière Tindall London, Philadelphia [ISBN: 070202127X, 9780702021275]
  • Illback, R, J, and Bates, T, Transforming youth mental health services and supports in Ireland in Early Intervention in Psychiatry, Volume 5, Issue Supplement s1, pages 22–27, February 2011, Special Issue: Early Intervention in Youth Mental Health: Papers from the 1st International Youth Mental Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia, 29-30 July 2010 International Youth Mental Health Conference, Melbourne, Australia
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_HSOCA_8 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care 4 Mandatory
DK_BSSC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Social Care 4 Mandatory
DK_HCSSC_C Higher Certificate in Arts in Social Care 4 Mandatory