Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care
This unit will explore contemporary issues in health and social care within a United Kingdom perspective. It will address the ways in which the social policy landscape is rapidly changing and evaluate the impact of these policy changes on the delivery of health and social care for adults and children. The unit will draw on examples of current practice to develop relevant debates including personalisation, integration of health and social care, innovative models of providing services, and user involvement
Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
This module will help students to develop a critical awareness of the abuse of children and vulnerable adults. Students will achieve a comprehensive understanding of the relevant policies and procedures that impact on the Safeguarding agenda. Students will consider the application of current policies to the protection of children and adults within the UK and within the international context.
International Perspectives on Health and Social Care
The unit provides an opportunity to explore the ways in which global issues of health and social care impact on individuals and societies within both the developed and developing world.
Key themes of social justice, welfare and citizenship are addressed within the context of health and social care. The range of policies across the globe designed to address health and social care need are examined and compared.
Dissertation (Health and Social Care)
In consultation with their supervisor, students will develop their research topic. The overall aim of this unit is to present a dissertation related to an area relevant to health and social care. It must involve appropriate design, methods and techniques. The interpretation and evaluation of the findings must be reported to a high professional standard. Students must normally complete an appropriate research methods unit before undertaking the dissertation.
Collection and Analysis of Data
The overall aim of this unit is to provide students with practical experience in relation to the collection, and analysis of data; and enable them to make informed choices in relation to the theoretical and practical strengths and weaknesses of a range of methods of data collection and analysis when considering research design.
Likely Optional Units
Academic Communication for Health and Social Care
The module provides students with the opportunity to develop further their ability to communicate in English at a standard required at Masters and professional levels. Group discussions and debates will serve to improve confidence and range of expression, whilst written activities will build greater competence in the use of linguistic structures appropriate at postgraduate and professional levels. Reading, discussion and writing exercises will augment existing skills and develop skills in critical and autonomous student practice. The topic-based content of the module is focused on health and social acre issues and is designed to provide students with a good understanding of key socio-cultural issues of Health & Social Care arenas in English-speaking countries.
The overall aim of this unit is to provide students with the theoretical concepts through which they can critically reflection upon, and appraise the management of change within their organisation. They will be able to critically evaluate the problematic nature of change management and scrutinise the strengths and limitations of current practice. From this, they will be able to construct and develop insights into what might constitute good practice in the management of change within their organisation and identify implications for their personal, professional practice, and operational practice within the organisation too.
Practice Development and Project Management
This unit has been designed to introduce students to the principles of projects and project management in the practice area.
Typically the unit will cover:
- defining the project,
- stakeholder engagement,
- the project team,
- planning the project,
- managing the project,
- controlling risk,
- reviewing projects,
- evidence based practice,
- developing practice,
- project and research ethics,
- managing information
Students will examine models of applied research for practice evaluation and different evaluation perspectives. Audit culture? and the risks of evaluation strategies will also be reviewed and there will be an examination of current evaluation strategies in health and social care. Successful completion of this unit will enable students to develop creative, reflective and critical thinking skills that can be used in effective practice problem solving and practice development.