Full Title:Psychology of Mental Health
Language of Instruction:English
Module Code:PSYC N8058
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Describe the study of psychology and the major psychological theories
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of emotional attachment and development
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of cognitive development
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of social development
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of psychosocial crises across the life span
  6. Describe major psychological theories of mental health and illness

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Definition of psychology; Branches of psychology; Role of psychologists
Attachment and development
Attachment theory; Work of Spitz; Harlow; Bowlby
Cognitive development
Stages of Cognitive Development; Work of Piaget
Psychosocial development
Stages of psychosocial development; Psychosocial crises; Work of Erikson
Psychological theories of mental health and illness
Stress diathesis theory; Work of Holmes and Rahe
Psychological theories
Analytic; Behaviourism; Cognitivism; Existentialism; Humanism
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%

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 Students will be required to complete a two hour unseen multiple choice / short answer examination 1,2,3,4,5,6 100.00 0 0 End-of-Semester 0
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

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 This module is normally delivered over 7 weeks 5.00 Every Week 5.00
Independent Study No Description 55.00 Once per semester 3.67
Directed Reading No Description 35.00 Once per semester 2.33
Total Weekly Learner Workload 11.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Nolen-Hoeksema S 2009, Atkinson & Hilgard's Introduction to Psychology, 15th Ed., Cengage Learning [ISBN: 1844807282]
  • Gross R 2010, Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behaviour, 6th Ed., Hodder Education [ISBN: 144410831X]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Newman, B.M., Newman, P.R. 2011, Development Through Life: A Psychosocial approach, Wadsworth/ Thompson Learning [ISBN: 111134468X]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
DK_NPNUR_8 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychiatric Nursing 2 Mandatory
nocode16 Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (Psychiatric Nursing Exit Award 2 Mandatory
nocode17 Higher Certificate in Science in Health Studies (Psychiatric Nursing Exit Award) 2 Mandatory