module specification

SH4F01 - Understanding Health and Social Care (2017/18)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2017/18
Module title Understanding Health and Social Care
Module level Certificate (04)
Credit rating for module 30
School Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Total study hours 300
 
180 hours Guided independent study
120 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 20%   Poster presentation
Coursework 20%   Poster presentation
Coursework 60%   Report (3000 words)
Running in 2017/18 No instances running in the year

Module summary

The Understanding Health & Social Care module provides a broad introduction to health and social care whilst analysing contemporary issues, debates and influences on its delivery. The module addresses the diversity of settings and roles in health and social care.  It addresses inequalities in health and social care, in particular the social determinants of health.  It will provide a background and historical context to health and social care in the UK and the emergence of public health.

Module aims

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.

Syllabus

• Introduction to public health
• Introduction to social care
• 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
• Health beliefs
• Introduction to epidemiology
• Health inequalities, social inequalities and the social determinants of health
• Equality, equity, values and social justices
• Partnership working in health and social care
• Setting quality standards
• New technologies in delivering health and social care including e-health

Learning and teaching

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:
• Lectures
• Interactive workshops: collaborative problem-based learning
• Observation/field trips
• WebLearn, video materials & other online educational content

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students will be able to:

1. Describe the background and historical context to health and social care in the UK
2. Describe selected current health and social care policies and apply them to different settings
3. Explain contemporary public health provision in relation to the organisation of health and social care
4. Identify the social determinants of health and explain their relationship to health inequalities

Assessment strategy

The module includes informal individual and group work exercises and anessay 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 present a poster to reflect: a period in time and illustrate the historical health and social care provision in a selected area/setting) and undertake a 5 minute oral presentation (audio recorded) about the content

2. Students must design and present a poster illustratingone area of current health and social care provision in the selected area/setting and undertake a 5 minute oral presentation (audio recorded) about the content

3. Write a 3000 word report identifyingat least one social determinant of health and critically analyse how it is being addressed in the selected area/setting which draws on their learning from the poster presentations and relates to the same selected area/setting

Bibliography

• Adams R [Ed] (2007) Foundations of Health and Social Care Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke
• Fook J & Gardner F [Eds] (2012) Using Critical Reflection in Health and Social Care: A Case Study-Based Introduction, Routledge
• Glasby J (2012) Understanding Health &Social Care,Policy Press
• Jackson C & Thurgate C (2011) Workplace Learning In Health And Social Care; A Student’s Guide, McGraw Hill/OUP, Maidenhead, Berkshire
• Oko J & Reid J [Eds] (2012) Study Skills for Health and Social Care Students (Achieving a Health and Social Care Foundation Degree)Learning Matters
• Siegrist J & Marmot M [Eds] (2006) Social Inequalities in Health, Oxford University Press, Oxford

• Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO) www.apho.org.uk
 • Department of Health; Health Care www.dh.gov.uk/en/Healthcare/index.htm
• Department of Health; Public Health www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/index.htm
• Department of Health; Social Care www.dh.gov.uk/en/SocialCare/index.htm
• National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence www.nice.org.uk  
• Office for National Statistics www.statistics.gov.uk/default.asp