NMHS10100 Health across the Lifespan

Academic Year 2022/2023

The module aims to introduce students to the concept of health across the lifespan, the various ways in which health is understood and promoted. It examines aspects of the health of individuals and populations from birth to old age, with particular reference to health in Ireland, and discusses a range of factors that influence the health and well-being including psychological, social and cultural factors, and political and economic factors. Milestones and transitional periods in the lifespan such as birth, adolescence, middle and old age, are examined in detail. This module also provides a brief overview of the ways in which the health of individuals and populations are assessed and measured, with reference to health statistics, demographic data and social research. This module also looks at various factors that affect the health of individuals such as alcohol and drug abuse, smoking, sudden adult death syndrome, mental health and depression, eating disorders, cancer, and diabetes.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:1. Define health and altered health.2. Discuss the factors that influence the health of persons and populations across the lifespan such as psychological, social and cultural factors.3. Identify milestones and transitional periods in the lifespan, and discuss aspects of the health of individuals during these milestones and transitional periods.4. Outline factors that promote the health and well being of individuals and populations across the lifespan. 5. State the ways that the health of indviduals and populations may be assessed and measured.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

2

Autonomous Student Learning

125

Lectures

22

Total

149

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Face to face lectures throughout the semester. Online learning, peer learning. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Equivalents:
Health across the Lifespan (NURS10100)


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: 1500 word end of trimester assessment Week 12 n/a Graded Yes

100


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Online automated feedback

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback online throughout the semester

Name Role
Dr Catherine Redmond Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 7 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 11 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 4, 9, 10, 12 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 5 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 6 Mon 14:00 - 15:50
Autumn