Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
LAM4720
Module Title
Mental Health and Human Rights
Academic Year
2019/2020
Co-ordinator
Semester
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT  (5,000-6,000 WORDS)  80%
Semester Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION  20%
Supplementary Assessment WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT  (5,000-6,000 WORDS TO BE RESUBMITTED, IF FAILED)  80%
Supplementary Assessment ORAL PRESENTATION OR WRITTEN ASSIGNMENT IN LIEU OF ORAL PRESENTATION TO BE SUBMITTED, IF FAILED  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities that surround society'r need for protection and the right to treatment and liberty;
2. Describe the main types of mental illness and the relative risk to others;
3. Evaluate the prospects for and limitations of treating the mentally ill;
4. Discuss the relationship between public and political attitudes to those with mental health issues;
5. Demonstrate an understanding of the historical developments and cultural differences in the treatment of the mentally ill.

Brief description

The module will provide an overview of mental health legislation and the methods used to contain and treat the mentally ill from a historical perspective. Contrasting these developments with wider international examples on the issues surrounding those with mental health problems will provide a context to appreciate the need to protect society whilst also treating those with problem behaviours with respect and dignity.

Content

The module will provide an overview of mental health legislation and the methods used to contain and treat the mentally ill from a historical perspective. Contrasting these developments with wider international examples on the issues surrounding those with mental health problems will provide a context to appreciate the need to protect society whilst also treating those with problem behaviours with respect and dignity.

Transferable skills

Throughout the module, students will practise and develop their skills of research, analysis, time-management and written presentation. In seminars they will develop their ability to listen, understand and explain subject related topics as well as present a point of view orally and discuss their thoughts with the rest of the class; their assignments will enable them to develop their skills of independent research, analysis, presentation and writing (including data collection and retrieval, IT and time management). All learning throughout the module will be relevant to a career in any legal profession.


Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 7