module specification

SH4008 - The Context of Health & Social Care: cultural, social & ethical perspectives (2020/21)

Module specification Module approved to run in 2020/21
Module title The Context of Health & Social Care: cultural, social & ethical perspectives
Module level Certificate (04)
Credit rating for module 30
School School of Social Professions
Total study hours 300
 
210 hours Guided independent study
90 hours Scheduled learning & teaching activities
Assessment components
Type Weighting Qualifying mark Description
Coursework 40%   Case Study Response
Coursework 60%   Essay
Running in 2020/21
Period Campus Day Time Module Leader
Year (Spring and Summer) North Monday Afternoon
Year North Friday Afternoon

Module summary

This module considers issues of culture, society and ethics and their implications for professional contexts in health and social care.  Current policy, professional frameworks and legislation relating to identity, diversity, rights and inequality will be examined.  The professional role in challenging inequalities and implementing ethical and anti-oppressive practice will be explored.  Students will reflect on their own identities and experiences and will keep a reflective journal throughout the module

This module aims to:

- Introduce relevant legislation, professional frameworks, codes of practice and official guidance in all areas of social inequalities
- Understand concepts of equality and diverse identities and explore issues of stigmatisation, labelling, stereotyping and discrimination
- Consider that experience will be mediated by class, race, gender, culture, language, sexual orientation, age and disability through reflecting on their own identities and experiences
- Develop an understanding of the concepts of ethical & anti-oppresive practice and inclusion in their sphere of work and to reflect on their own practice in seeking to address inequalities

Syllabus

Some of the key areas that will be studied include:

- Diverse identities - including class, race, gender, culture, language, sexual orientation, age and disability
- Legal frameworks, policy and professional frameworks in relation to in/equalities
- Professional ethics

- Issues of stigmatisation, labelling, stereotyping and discrimination
- Anti-oppresive practice
- Challenging inequalities and advocacy
- The philosophical and political underpinning of definitions of disability and specific learning needs
- Empowerment

Learning Outcomes LO 1 - 4

Balance of independent study and scheduled teaching activity

Theoretical input will be through seminars and workshops.  Students will also benefit from a blended learning approach through the use of Web Learn for supplementary materials, links to E-books, on-line discussions and self-assessment exercises such as reflective tasks.

Reflection and discussion are key to teaching for all students and will be in the context of tutor-led sessions and exercises incorporated into web-based materials.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be expected to:

1. Describe relevant legislation and policy in the area of social equalities and identify how these relate to ethical practice in health and social care.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of theories of equality, diverse identities, rights, and empowerment
3. Consider the impact of stigmatisation, labelling, stereotyping and discrimination in health and social care contexts
4. Identify the professional role in promoting ethical and anti-oppressive practice and challenging inequalities

Assessment strategy

The assessment strategy for this module is designed to assess achievement of the 4 module learning outcomes. It includes a range of formal and informal assessment tools; assignments will be formatively or summatively assessed. These assignments will include individual and group activities, case-study work, presentations, progress exercises, a case-study response and an essay.

The module’s formal summative assessment consists of the following two coursework components:

1. Case Study Response - (1500 words, LO 1,2, 3)
2. Essay (2,000 words, LO 1,2,3,4)

Bibliography

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