Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this course, graduates should be able to:
- Articulate the concepts, key works, scholars, and developments that have influenced the field of wellbeing science and positive psychology.
- Evaluate the contextual relevance and implications of wellbeing conceptualisations.
- Translate positive psychology and wellbeing-related research into personal and professional contexts.
- Critically evaluate methods of research, evaluation, and practice employed in positive psychology and the wellbeing sciences.
- Demonstrate a capacity to communicate positive psychology and wellbeing-related research clearly, critically, and persuasively.
- Demonstrate reflective practice regarding learning and professional application.
- Critically review and evaluate positive psychology and wellbeing-related research.
- Analyse factors that impact sustainable behaviour and systems change.
In this course, students will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Problem solving skills which are creative, innovative and solution focused.
- Analytical skills and the ability to construct and articulate logical arguments.
- Collaborative and teamwork skills through working with fellow students.
- Ability to critically investigate, revise and review new ideas and approaches.
- Effective organisational and planning skills.
- High level communication skills.
- Application of behaviour change methods.
- The gathering and use of relevant supporting scientific evidence and data.
This course will enable graduates to achieve the following Graduate Attributes:
- Academically excellent: graduates will develop research and evidence-based knowledge of wellbeing science. They will demonstrate a high level of achievement in writing, problem-solving and communication. Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning and be adept at learning in a range of ways such as through experiential methods, group work, independent activities and information and communication technologies.
- Knowledgeable across disciplines: graduates will critically examine, synthesise, and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines. They will expand their analytical and cognitive skills through a variety of learning experiences and collaborative learning processes. As a result of completing the Graduate Certificate, graduates will acquire a set of flexible and transferable skills relevant to a diverse range of employment opportunities.
- Leaders in communities: Graduates will be better prepared for leadership roles and to initiate and implement constructive change. They will also demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, including an awareness of their personal strengths and areas of professional competence, as well as their limitations and competency boundaries. Graduates will demonstrate professional integrity and sound ethical practices. Graduates will be aware of community needs and will actively engage in public discourse with the goal of achieving improved wellbeing services that focus on early intervention and prevention.
- Attuned to cultural diversity: Graduates will gain knowledge of a variety of individuals and groups from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds. Graduates will value different perspectives and lifestyle choices and will be informed and resourceful citizens who strive to meet the needs of a wide range of client groups.
- Active global citizens: Graduates will accept social and civic responsibilities and will be advocates of community and voluntary work. They will value pro-social activities and will demonstrate a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics. They will recognise that health and education are important mechanisms for empowering people and mitigating the adverse effects of inequity and disadvantage.
Last updated: 10 November 2023