Topics in Child Health and Wellbeing
Topics in Child Health and Wellbeing 2022-23
School Of Human And Behavioural Sciences
Module - Semester 1
Topics in child health and wellbeing module is varied in content and international in its outlook. Through lectures, seminars, and workshops, we will critically examine theoretical and methodological issues in research to evaluate empirical findings and their interpretation. We will focus on the applications and interventions designed to improve health and wellbeing in children.
The module content is updated annually to keep up with interesting research and intervention development. This year, it is likely to include the following topics:
• Introduction to module context, content, and assessment methods
• Development of food preferences in childhood; the importance of healthy eating; childhood obesity
• Evidence-based healthy eating programmes in school and nursery settings
• Healthy eating in adolescents: determinants of disordered eating; treatment and interventions
• Parenting variables and family context: effectiveness of parenting programmes
• Growing up with peers: social interactions within a school context; problems associated with bullying; interventions
• Developmental disabilities and problems: importance of early detection; effective early intervention
• Common mental health issues and disorders in childhood and adolescence; treatment options and outcomes
• Determinants of mental health and wellbeing in children with chronic illness: an example from pediatric psychology
• Future of child health and wellbeing; emerging themes
Assessment in this module includes two pieces of coursework and a final exam.
Coursework is designed to promote and assess the students' ability to engage in independent scholarship and critical thinking, presenting their findings orally and in writing. There is a formative aspect (continuity) between different components of this coursework.
Final exam is designed to assess the broad knowledge and understanding of the material covered in the module.
Grading follows Bangor University standards.
Threshold / Pass: Reasonably comprehensive coverage but with some small errors or omissions. Writing is organised and structured. Fair understanding of the material, evidence of engagement, scholarship, and critical thought. Students who perform at this level would receive C-, C, or C+ grades (numerical equivalent: 50-59%).
Good / Merit: Comprehensive coverage, good writing, well organised and structured. Very good understanding of the material; evidence of scholarship, critical thought, and engagement. Students who perform at this level would receive B-, B, or B+ grades (numerical equivalent: 60-69%).
Excellent / Distinction: Comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area with clarity of argument and expression. Depth of insight into theoretical and methodological issues. Evidence of scholarship, independent thinking, and critical thought showing detailed knowledge of topics covered in the module. Students who perform at this level would receive A-, A, A+, or A* grades (numerical equivalent: 70-100%).
Oral presentation of a paper (article) critique
Written paper (article) critique