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DI4800   Theology and Pastoral Care

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module is designed to introduce students to the subject of pastoral care and counselling from theological and spiritual perspectives. It considers the historical development of pastoral and spiritual care in the Christian tradition, whilst giving most attention to contemporary models of pastoral care. Students will explore life-long pastoral care, disability, care in the context of sexuality, mental illness, health, death and grief.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass DI2000

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 1-hour lecture and 1 x 2-hour seminar.

Scheduled learning hours: 33

Guided independent study hours: 267

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr E Stoddart, Dr K Bosse