Module Information

Module Identifier
ED14620
Module Title
Health and Wellbeing in the Early Years
Academic Year
2020/2021
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 1
Other Staff

Course Delivery

 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Bibliographic exercise  (900 words)  30%
Semester Assessment Portfolio  (2,100 words)  70%
Supplementary Assessment Bibliographic exercise  (900 words)  30%
Supplementary Assessment Portfolio  (2,100 words)  70%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Critically understand the different facets of health and well-being

2. Understand and evaluate the main factors that impact upon the health and wellbeing of children

3. Understand and evaluate the role of multiagency working in ensuring the positive health and wellbeing of children

Brief description

This module will consider the factors that influence the health and wellbeing of young children. Key issues relating to healthy diet, physical activity, poverty and healthy relationships will be explored. An emphasis on multi agency working will be made by looking at the importance of working in partnerships with parents, children and agencies.

Content

​Lectures and seminars will be based on the following:

Health

Wellbeing

Relationships

Inclusion

Rights of children

Positive behaviour

Policies and procedures to ensure positive health and wellbeing

Practices to promote health and wellbeing (including own health and wellbeing)


Weeks 9 and 10 – students will be undertaking placements for a different module. Where students are not on placement, they will be involved in employability workshops and events.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Occasional descriptive statistics in lectures and sources.
Communication Communication techniques are a vital element throughout lectures and seminars. Spoken communication throughout seminar activities. Written communication throughout written assessments.
Improving own Learning and Performance Feedback from the written assignment and personal reflection during seminar tasks
Information Technology Written assignments will be word-processed and students will be using ICT to research
Personal Development and Career planning Students will be encouraged to reflect upon and evaluate their skills
Problem solving An essential element in the process of critical assessment
Research skills Research is required for the main assessments and will be for the seminar tasks.
Subject Specific Skills Students will be challenged and encouraged to develop a range of professional skills
Team work Team work, in form of key professional behaviors and interdisciplinary working procedures, will be an important skill that will be developed throughout

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 4