HLTH08040 2019 Facilitation & Group Work Skills II

General Details

Full Title
Facilitation & Group Work Skills II
Transcript Title
Facilitation & Group Work Skil
75 %
Subject Area
HLTH - Health Studies
HEAL - Health & Nutritional Sciences
08 - NFQ Level 8
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Victoria Stevens
Programme Membership
SG_SPUBL_K08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Public Health and Health Prom SG_SHEAL_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health Science and Physical Activity

This module develops the learners' knowledge, skills and competences in Facilitation as applied in Public Health and Health Promotion.  The module explores themes in the methodologies applied, the role of the facilitator, co-facilitation, decision making, feedback, adult learning styles, conflict and equality.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Demonstrate an understanding of group processes and the importance of reflective learning in successful group work through their participation in group discussions and tasks.


Demonstrate the ability to use a range of methodologies and techniques for working with groups, and communicate effectively using communications styles which are appropriate to the task and the group.


Negotiate appropriate boundaries for themselves in the role of facilitator and be able to recognise the signs of conflict within a group and identify the role of the facilitator in working with conflict in groups.


Develop appropriate materials for facilitating health related topics with specific target groups in an inclusive and participatory manner.


Facilitate a group session they have planned and be able to give and receive positive and developmental feedback in relation to their own facilitation and that of others.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered Full Time.

Experiential Learning: Observing, experiencing and reflecting in class.  Learning from peers and providing feedback to peers, and carrying learning forward.

Self - directed learning: The student will be engaged in the theory supporting the class experiences with directed reading list.

A small group setting allows students to learn in a group setting and benefit from timely feedback from the lecturer to check their own progress towards achieving the learning outcomes of the module and to motivate learning.

Sessions maybe recorded as part of the learning process.


Module Assessment Strategies

This module is 100% Continuous Assessment.


Summative Assessments Types:-

- Develop Detailed Facilitations Manual (30%: Group Mark)

- Co-plan and facilitate a group session (30%: Individual Mark)

- Written Reflective Journal. (40%: Individual Mark)



Repeat Assessments

Repeat assignments or elements of Continuous Assessments.

Module Dependencies


Indicative Syllabus

Facilitation & Group Work

Role of the Facilitator & Group Development;  

Using Facilitation Skills in Health Promotion/Public Health;

Choosing appropriate methodologies - task and group;

Adult Learning Styles / Multiple Intelligences; Equality and Diversity in groups;

Setting personal boundaries;

Health & Safety considerations.


Communications Skills for Facilitations

Facilitating Decision Making; 

Giving and Receiving Feedback;

Low level interpersonal conflict management; 

Motivational Interviewing;


Reflective Practice.

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Reflective Journal Project Written Report 40 % OnGoing 1
2 Facilitation Manual Project Written Report 30 % OnGoing 2,4
3 Deliver Facilitation Session Project Project 30 % OnGoing 2,3,4,5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 5 Weekly 5.00
Group Learning Problem Based Learning Room Workshop 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Bens, I (2005). Facilitating with Ease. San Francisco: Wiley.

Jones, J. ed (2004). Wellbeing thorough Groupwork. Galway: Western Health Board.

Prenderville, P. (1995).  Developing Facilitation Skills. A handbook for Group Facilitators. Dublin: Combat Poverty Agency.

Straus, D. (2002). How to Make Collaboration Work: Powerful ways to build consensus, solve problems and make decisions. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

Journal Resources

Relevant journal articles will be provided, updated and uploaded to college's learning management system (currently Moodle)

URL Resources


Relevant links will be provided, updated and uploaded to college's learning management system (currently Moodle)

Other Resources


Additional Information

Flat Classroom with seating (with flip tablet) to allow for semi-circle classroom style to be created.