A UL diploma – designed by communities, for communities

  • Builds healthy community partnerships
  • Co-creates wellness based activities with communities
  • Empowers citizens to actively participate in community development
  • Enhances leadership skills
  • Assists in building life-skills necessary for successful community change

Community Wellness, Empowerment, Leadership and Life skills (CWELL) - Diploma

Course Details

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Modules

CW4001 Wellbeing across the Lifespan

The aim of this module is to provide an overview of mental health across the lifespan. Moreover, students will learn about the causes, risk factors and symptoms associated with different types of mental health issues. 

CW4011 Personal Development

The aim of this module is to equip students with study and effective study skills as well as provide for career development, which are necessary to participate fully in, and derive maximum benefit from, third-level experience. The syllabus for this module will provide the learner with the necessary tools to become effective and confident learners. 

 

CW4002 Empowerment and Life skills

This module is designed to help students to develop feelings of personal agency and empowerment that are central to personal, social and professional development. This is designed to help students develop psychosocial competencies and interpersonal skills that will facilitate them to make informed decisions, solve problems, think critically, communicate effectively, build healthy relationships, empathise with others, and cope with and manage their lives in a healthy and productive manner.

CW003 Active Living

The aim of this module is to provide a detailed overview of the management of health and well-being across the lifespan. Students will learn about the theoretical principles underlying the management and treatment of health and well-being which will include biological, psychological and social applications to advance positive well-being. 

CW4004 Leading and Sustaining Change in the Community

The Leadership Module is designed to help students become truly effective leaders. Students will learn about; the characteristics of effective leaders and how leaders function within groups and society.

UP4101 Practicum I / UP4102 Practicum II

The UL Practicum provides a mechanism to broaden the curriculum through action- oriented research and service-learning. It is designed to facilitate students to work incross-disciplinary teams, on real-world problems, identified with external partners. 

Tutors

Alexandra Cremona

Alexandra Cremona

I teach on ‘Health and Wellbeing in the Community’. During the course I delve into nutrition and physical activity in relation to good health and behaviour change.

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Patrick O’Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell

Lexi & I teach the ‘Health and Wellbeing in the Community’ module, and we aim to give people an understanding of the many things that affect health and wellbeing.

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Patrick Doyle

Patrick Doyle

The module I teach empowers students to conceive, develop and implement a community project that offers real social value to their communities. 

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Orfhlaith Ní  Bhriain

Orfhlaith Ní Bhriain

I teach the Active Living module using dance for health as a core element.  The module  delivery is co-designed in consultation with the students.

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Lorna Moloney

Lorna Moloney

Merriman Research

I work as an educational consultant on a range of courses and programmes related to upskilling, reskilling, and innovating the educational experience of adult learners for UCC and UL.

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Judy Moloney

Judy Moloney

MIACP

I work as an educational consultant on a range of courses and programmes related to upskilling, reskilling, and innovating the educational experience of adult learners for UCC and UL.

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Support

There are many ways that you can support CWELL. If you would like to discuss how you would like to give your support, please contact: Eileen.Hoffler@ul.ie, CWELL Community Engagement Facilitator