SH4001 - Introducing Health and Social Care (2023/24)
|Module specification||Module approved to run in 2023/24|
|Module title||Introducing Health and Social Care|
|Module level||Certificate (04)|
|Credit rating for module||30|
|School||School of Social Sciences and Professions|
|Total study hours||300|
|Running in 2023/24(Please note that module timeslots are subject to change)||No instances running in the year|
This module aims to introduce students to the historical and contemporary contexts of healthcare, public health and social care whilst investigating current health and social care policies and legislation and its application to the organisation and delivery of health and social care.
• Introduction to health care in the UK
• Introduction to social care
• Introduction to public health
• Roles and settings in health & social care
• Historical context of health and social care in the UK
• The concept of health
• Health promotion and prevention
• Introduction to epidemiology
• Health inequalities, social inequalities and the social determinants of health
• Equality, equity, values and social justices
• Introduction to health policy
• Partnership working in health and social care All LO1-4
Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity
The lecture and workshop programme is designed to enable students to examine key issues with regard to health and social care in order to make links between theory, health and social care policy and practice. There will be a mixed programme to include:
Interactive workshops: collaborative problem-based learning
WebLearn, video materials & other online educational content
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1. Identify health and social care issues within a specific population
2. Understand different health and social care structures and provisions
3. Describe selected health and social care policies
4. Identify the social determinants of health and the relationship to health inequalities
The module includes informal individual and group work exercises and an essay plan. Students will identify the health and social care provision of a selected area/setting on an observation/field trip. They will be asked to present their findings in class and receive formative feedback on this. This task is designed specifically to help students build the necessary knowledge and skills and so that formative feedback may be provided in a timely manner.
The formal assessment is in Two parts:
1. Students must design and deliver a presentation focusing on one area of current health and social care provision in the selected area/setting and undertake a 5 minute podcast about the content (LO1 and LO3) (30%)
2. Write a 2000 word report (70%) identifying one social determinant of health and analyse how it is being addressed in the selected area/setting which draws on their learning from the presentations and relates to the same selected area/setting (LO2,LO4)
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