HLED122-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Building Resilience

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023

Description

This course is designed as an introduction to the concept of mental health. It examines concepts of mental health and resilience and considers these in relation to the determinants of health. The course develops students' understanding of models of best practice in mental health education and promotion. Students will explore a range of mental health issues and demonstrate a range of strategies designed to enhance their own and others' mental health.

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify theoretical concepts, current research and best practices that underpin effective mental health education and promotion.
2. Demonstrate a variety of skills and strategies for the implementation of health promotion practices that focus on developing strategies that enhance lifelong mental health.
3. Analyse the risk factors and protective factors related to resiliency and demonstrate a range of strategies designed to strengthen resiliency skills.
4. Critically evaluate the impact of socio-cultural factors, including media influences, on the mental health of people across a range of cultures.
5. Identify and critique a wide range of health promotion strategies, including online health promotion tools and community agencies.

The HLED122 class organises the All Right? Amble community event. Excellent experience guaranteed.

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Employable, innovative and enterprising

Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.

Biculturally competent and confident

Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Engaged with the community

Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.

Timetable 2023

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 005
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Workshop B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 13:00 Rehua 005
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct

Course Coordinator

Tracy Clelland

Lecturers

Kaaren Mathias and Aaron Hapuku

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Essay 40% Theoretical underpinnings of mental health and resiliency.
Two reflections 20% Reflection on the application of theory Reflection on participation in the AMBLE event
Final exam 40% To be held during the official UC End-of-Year Examination period (end of Semester 2). Check the UC examination timetable for date, time and room venue. Keep up to date through this link: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/

Textbooks / Resources

Extra Readings on Learn.

Readings;

Cushman, P., Clelland, T., and Hornby, G. (2011) Health promoting schools and mental health issues: A survey of New Zealand schools. Pastoral Care in Education, 29(4), 247-260

Dickinson, P., and Tonkin, L. (2001). Loss and grief and their impact on children’s worlds. Social Work Now: The Practice Journal of Child, Youth and Family. p. 16-21

Fergus, S., Zimmerman, M., (2005). Adolescent resilience: A framework for understanding healthy development in the face of risk. Annual Review of Public Health. 26, 399.

Gluckman, P. (2011) Improving the transition- Reducing social and psychological morbidity during adolescence (Mental Health chapters). http://www.pmcsa.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/Improving-the-Transition-report.pdf

Government of South Australia. (2005). Resilience and optimism promote students learning. Virtually Healthy. 37(3).

Huppert, F., and So, T. (2009). What percentage of people in Europe are flourishing and what characterises them? Well-Being Institute, University of Cambridge: Prepared for the OECD/ISQOLS meeting “Measuring subjective well-being: an opportunity for NSOs?”.Florence - July 23/24, 2009.

Keleher, H & Armstrong, R (2005). Evidence based mental health promotion resource. Report for the Department of Human Services and VicHealth, Melbourne.
Mindmatters online resources. Building Resilience book 1 and 2. Accessed from: http://www.mindmatters.edu.au/resources_and_downloads/mindmatters/mindmatters_resource_kit_landing.html

Additional Course Outline Information

Academic integrity

All forms of cheating and dishonest practice are taken seriously and penalties will result. Students should refer to Regulation J of the General regulations

Assessment and grading system

Assignments are graded on the University of Canterbury Grading Scale:  

Grade    GPA Value        Marks

A+              9            90 – 100
A                8            85 – 89.99
A-               7            80 – 84.99
B+              6            75 – 79.99
B                5            70 – 74.99
B-               4            65 – 69.99
C+              3            60 – 64.99
C                2            55 – 59.99
C-               1            50 – 54.99
D                0            40 – 49.99
E               -1             0 – 39.99

A pass is 50 marks or over.

Attendance

Attendance at class sessions is expected throughout the course. Participation in tutorials is a requirement of the course. Students and staff are expected to behave in a professional manner during class i.e. arrive on time, refrain from mobile phone use and inform the lecturer if they must leave early.

Late submission of work

Work handed in after the due date with no extension granted is considered late. Late work will incur a penalty of 2%-mark reduction per day after the specified deadline. Days late include weekend and holidays. Lecturers reserve the right not to mark late work, and no work will be accepted after assignments have been returned.

Other specific requirements

Written assignments must be word processed. Assignments will be submitted electronically. Keep a copy of all assignments.

Requests for extensions

Under exceptional circumstances (e.g. illness, accident, bereavement or critical personal circumstances) individual students may be granted an extension of the due date for an assignment. Requests for extensions should be emailed to the lecturer at least two days prior to the due date for the assignment. Relevant evidence such as a medical certificate or a letter from a counsellor may be required.
A copy of the lecturer’s email confirming the extension (if granted) and any supporting documentation must be attached to and submitted with the assignment. Extensions will not normally be granted because of pressure of university study, e.g. several pieces of work being due at about the same time. Students are encouraged to plan their work in a realistic manner and in advance so that they can meet their assessment deadlines.

Resubmissions

Resubmissions of assignments are not permitted in HLTH or HLED coded courses.

Academic Liaison

Annabel Ahuriri-Driscoll and Sarah Lovell are in charge of liaison with students in the undergraduate health sciences courses as the BHSc programme coordinators. Please feel free to talk to the Academic Liaison or the student rep about any degree-related matters.

Student Accessibility

Students with disabilities may access the University’s Te Ratonga Whaikaha | Student Accessibility Service for support. Further information can be found on their website: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/disability/

Reconsideration of Grade

Students should, in the first instance, speak to the course co-ordinator about their grades. If they cannot reach an agreeable solution, students should then speak to the Head of School, Health Sciences. If you remain unhappy with the result of any of your assignments, examination, or your final course grade, you may appeal against that result.

For up to four weeks after the release of results a candidate may apply to the Examination Arrangements Senior Co-ordinator (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/exams/contacts.shtml) for a Reconsideration of Grade. The reconsideration will normally consist of a re-marking and re-counting of the final exam script, together with a recount of the marks awarded for any other items of work. https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/examinations/result-dates-and-appeals/

Special Consideration of Assessment Items

Special Consideration for assessment is for students who have covered the work of a course but have been prevented from demonstrating their knowledge or skills at the time of the assessment due to unforeseen circumstances, such as illness, bereavement or other critical circumstances outside of their control at the time of the assessment.

Applications for special consideration should be submitted to the Special Considerations Committee https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/study/special-consideration/ within five days of the assessment. Where an extension may be granted for an assessment, this will be decided by direct application to the Course Co-ordinator.

Special consideration is not available for items worth less than 10% of the course.

Students prevented by extenuating circumstances from completing the course after the final date for withdrawing, may apply for special consideration for late discontinuation of the course. Applications must be submitted within five days of the end of the main examination period for the semester.

Where to submit and collect work

Students will be expected to submit their assessment via the online assessment system in the Learn class site by 11.55 pm on or before the due date.  Student assessments are processed through the software Turnitin, to check for plagiarism.

It is the responsibility of the students to check their Internet access and ability to submit their work via the online system.  Any technical difficulties should be notified well in advance of the due date so that assistance can be provided or alternative arrangements can be negotiated. For ICT help call our free call number 0508 UC IT HELP (0508 824 843) or on 03 369 5000 Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm (excluding public and university holidays).

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $824.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 25 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All HLED122 Occurrences

  • HLED122-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023