Theological Approaches to Wellbeing

Unit Overview

On successful completion of this subject you will –

Know and understand:
Biblical and theological principles relating to human flourishing and wellbeing, and the approaches to human wellbeing in the history of ideas and Christian thought.

Be able to:
Critique secular and Christian perspectives on human flourishing and wellbeing, and
Present a Research-Aware and evidence-based perspective on wellbeing in a church or professional setting

Be in a position to:
Communicate a vision and rationale for a Christian perspective on human flourishing and wellbeing in their vocational context,
Apply advanced perspectives and skills from their theological understanding of human flourishing to ministry or professional practice and contemporary Christian living as a reflective practice.

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Unit Details

Mode Blended (virtual and on-campus)
Workload  One semester, 12 credit points
Status  Elective
This subject is a core requirement of the Graduate Certificate of Pastoral Care for Mental Health
Unit code PC136/PC206
Teacher Scott Harrower


Study Expectations

In addition to the time spent in class, students should allow 8-10 hours of study time per week for this subject.


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