Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5
Contemporary Family Health and Wellbeing

This module is suitable for professionals who are looking to extend their knowledge and understanding of child and family development within the context of relationships and society.

This module offers a stimulating environment, whereas a professional you can share your experience and enhance your knowledge and skills by critically evaluating theory and practice, and applying this to working with children and families within different contexts. 

This course has one study option

Mode of Attendance

  • Online Learning

Mode of Study

  • Part Time

Start Date


Course Length

8 weeks
  • Critically analyse family theory and multiple factors that affect the health and social wellbeing of the individual, family and groups.
  • Appraise stages of human development across the lifespan relevant to their defined area of practice.
  • Examine and formulate ways to enable the individual, family and groups to develop abilities and use resources to manage and improve their health and social wellbeing.
  • Critically appraise tools and methods for assessing health and social needs of individuals and families.
  • Evaluate planned interventions or strategies for the individual, family or group.


The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.

Learning Methods

This module is delivered online through the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle, with methods including virtual live classroom and discussion forums. You will engage with directed and self-directed learning activities supported by the module team.

Independent Study

You are expected to undertake approximately 15 hours a week independent study.

Staff Delivering on this course

Staff delivering this module have expertise in child and family development, family theory and mental health and well-being across various contexts.


The assessment for this module is an exam.

Academic Support

The Inclusion Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Online Learning & Support

All online learning students, benefit from using our collaborative virtual learning environment, CampusMoodle. You will be provided with 24/7 online access to your learning material and resources, along with the ability to interact with your class members and tutors for discussion and support.

Study Skills Support

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:

  • Academic writing
  • Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
  • Maths and statistics
  • English language
  • Information technology support

Library Support

The Library offers support for your course, including the books, eBooks, and journals you will need. We also offer online reading lists for many modules, workshops and drop-ins on searching skills and referencing, and much more.



This module may be suitable as CPD for professionals working with children, young people and families.

This module is a core module within the MSc Advancing Practice (School Nursing) and MSc Advancing Practice (Health Visiting) routes. Credit from this module may also contribute to the MSc Advancing Practice (Nursing) and (Clinical routes) or the Professional Studies Framework.


Normally, you are expected to be able to demonstrate degree level study; however, if this is not the case, you are encouraged to make contact and discuss your circumstances


For Academic Year 2022/2023

  • All Students: Fees to be confirmed

For Academic Year 2021/22

  • UK/EU Students - £690
  • International Students - £1,230

Additional Costs

The following course-related costs are not included in the course fees:


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:


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