Health and Wellbeing (X3241)

15 credits, Level 5

Spring teaching

This module aims to provide a knowledge and understanding of many factors relating to children and young people’s health and well-being. 

You will study key areas of relevance to professional practice with children and young people, whilst critically examining theoretical constructions of wellbeing. The module will incorporate discussion of key facets of well-being in childhood including ecological health with reference to climate change anxiety (e.g. in linking discussion of emotional health, material health, sex and relationships and emotional and behavioural manifestations of difficulty).

Ecological systems theory and psychological frameworks such as resilience, trauma, affect regulation and attachment theory will be used to explore emotional health in children and young people. You will discuss approaches to work with children and young people's wellbeing throughout the course, both in relation to wellbeing education and health promotion. This includes supporting healthy relationships, and in supporting and working with children and young people with additional needs.


67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar


100%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 117 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2024/25. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to feedback, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let you know of any material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.


This module is offered on the following courses: