Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

Course length: 3 years full-time

Overview

The BSc Health and Social Care degree course is designed to offer a platform for employment in health care and as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services.

The course intends to develop in students the appropriate knowledge, understandings, skills and values required of them to work, research and continue their studies in health care.  It will provide a range of educational experiences that enable students to work in a multi-cultural environment within the UK and internationally.  Students will have the opportunity to develop a professional and caring approach to their work with individuals and communities, and to become reflective learners and practitioners.

Special Features:

The BSc Health and Social Care offers three clear strategies to support future employability of graduates:

Work based learning:  the course includes a semester of voluntary work in a health care setting, where the student will undertake a piece of practitioner research.  Experience in work placements shows us that they offer an opportunity to increase student’s future employability.  They can open doors into possible employment and can help to inform students about future career choices.  This setting could be in the UK or in another country around the world, there will be an opportunity to bid for funding for possible work in Europe. 

A strong research base:  the degree offers tuition in research at every level.  Students will gain practice skills and experience in undertaking research at level 5 and level 6.  This programme supports an in-depth understanding enabling students to read and understand research and to it as a part of evidence based practice.

Global context:  the BSc course at Newman will equip students with the skills and knowledge to work in multi-cultural environments.  These skills are vital for successful employment and career development in an increasing globalised world.  The programme will offer opportunities for short visits abroad and for international work placements in places such as a Nature School in Sweden or in The Gambia in Africa.

How will I be assessed?

The course uses a variety of assessments to help develop a range of different skills from traditional essay and report writing to presentations, analysis tasks, web design, reflective logs and research projects. Your assessments serve a vital role in helping you gain the skills that employers need and our diverse assessment strategy helps ensure you have a range of skills.

What careers can I consider?

A wide range of careers are available across a number of environments such as education, health and social care in the public, private and third sectors. The issues covered on this course would be suitable for people considering gaining postgraduate qualifications in social work and occupational therapy. Graduates from this course could take on management roles in education, health, or social care, and would be capable of dealing with multi-agency working.


Newman University would like to draw your attention to our Academic Regulations. These regulations are your Terms of Reference and should be considered when making a decision to study with our institution.

Entry requirements

September 2018 Entry Requirements

104 UCAS points, to include minimum grades of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma) or 96 UCAS points from a maximum of 3 A Levels. 
As it is not possible to achieve 104 UCAS points through an Access course, Access students will need 106 UCAS points.

Access Students can achieve this with the following combination of Distinction, Merit and/or Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course:
D27-M0-P18; D24-M6-P15; D21M12-P12; 
D18-M18-P9; D15 M24-P6; D12-M30-P3; 
D9-M36-P0

5 GCSEs at grade 4/C or above to include GCSE English or recognised equivalents are also required.

Applicants will need to obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to starting this course.  For more information on your DBS application please click here.

Fees

Fees per academic year *

2018/19: Full-time Home/EU students:  £9,250 

* Please note for 2019/20 the University reserves the right to increase fees broadly in line with increases in inflation, or to reflect changes in government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament.

Finance and Scholarship information

Additional costs:

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) is required for entry into this programme.  The cost of the DBS is currently £55 (including processing fee) with the option of subscribing to the update service which is currently £13 per year.  For more information on your DBS application please click here

As a full time student, you will study a total of 120 credits each year. Credits are made up of mandatory modules and you may have a list of optional modules to choose from. Not every programme offers optional modules and when an optional module is available it will be clearly marked. All modules are listed below and you may not be required to complete all of these modules. Most modules are 20 credits and dissertations are 40 credits. Please note that not all optional modules run every year. For further information please email admissions@newman.ac.uk.

Year 1 modules


DIMENSIONS OF HEALTH


MODULE TITLE : DIMENSIONS OF HEALTH

MODULE CODE : HEU401


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module enables the student to examine and debate the multidimensional concept of health at individual, community and societal levels.  Professional and lay perspectives of health will be compared and contrasted.  Factors contributing both positively and negatively to health will be explored.  This module provides the student with the foundation knowledge that will form the basis of further exploration of health and health related issues.  The development of study skills will be an important and integrated feature of this module.  It will provide the opportunity for students to establish an approach to learning which assists in promoting independence.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 48.00
Independent : 152.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Enable the student to examine and debate the multidimensional concept of health at individual, community and societal levels
  • Compare and contrast professional and lay perspectives of health
  • Explore factors that contribute both positively and negatively to health
  • Consider health across the life course
  • Develop skills in searching for and using academic resources in support of academic study

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

  • Identify, define and analyse, with structured tutor support, competing constructs of health
  • Compare and contrast lay, professional and political beliefs and perspectives of health
  • Debate positive and negative influences on health and the relationship between social inequalities and health
  • Successfully plan and carry out a search in a database on a pre-defined topic using pre-defined resources.
  • Access and utilise appropriate bibliographic sources in order to inform and develop an understanding of health
  • Develop essay planning skills and accepted scholarly written communication styles

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 30% Literature Search Report (1000 words)

Component 2 - 70% Essay (2000 words)

INTRODUCING QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCING QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

MODULE CODE : HEU402


MODULE SUMMARY :

The module provides an introduction to the use of quantitative research methods used in health and social science research; it explores a range of common quantitative research designs with an introduction in basic statistics and epidemiological reasoning. It will provide students with the ability to evaluate published literature in quantitative health research and design quantitative research projects.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Introduce a variety of quantitative research techniques commonly used in health related research
  • Introduce skills in evaluation that are necessary to appraise the validity and usefulness of published research
  • Handling and basic statistical analysis of data applied to common health and social science research  
  • Explore data analyses with an introduction to the use of software for analysis e.g. SPSS
    Explore strengths and weaknesses of different designs, in terms of their vulnerability to forms of bias.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

  • Describe the steps in planning and executing a quantitative research project in the social sciences
  • Evaluate strengths and weaknesses of a range of quantitative research methods
  • Describe data using appropriate graphs and descriptive statistics
  • Select the appropriate statistical test for use on different types of quantitative data
  • Demonstrate an understanding of ethical concerns in research in health and social care.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Research Report (1500 words)

INTRODUCING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCING QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS

MODULE CODE : HEU403


MODULE SUMMARY :

The module provides an introduction to the use of qualitative research methods used in health and social science research; it explores a range of common qualitative research designs with an introduction to techniques for the analysis qualitative data, including thematic analysis and narrative and discourse analysis. It will provide students with the ability to evaluate published literature in qualitative health research and design qualitative research projects.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 24.00
Independent : 76.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Introduce a variety of qualitative research techniques commonly used in health related research
  • Introduce the principles underlying the design, process and analysis of a range of qualitative approaches
  • Explore strengths and weaknesses of different designs, in terms of their vulnerability to forms of bias
  • Enable students to gain knowledge and understanding of the key principles, methods and processes of qualitative research in the social sciences
  • Enable students to grasp the key theories and epistemologies underlying qualitative research.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to: 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the design, process and analysis of a range of social research
  • Identify appropriate research methods for particular research questions and settings
  • Show an awareness and sensitivity to the ethical and political issues of research
  • Evaluate and, with support, critique a peer reviewed journal using qualitative research.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Critique (1500 words)

CONCEPTS OF CARE


MODULE TITLE : CONCEPTS OF CARE

MODULE CODE : HEU404


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will explore the broad range of care in the UK, ranging from care in families to primary health care, acute care in hospitals, care of older people and social care in the community.  It will explore diversity and sensitivity in care situations; analysing the impact of care needs and care services on people’s sense of identity and self-worth; exploring the environments where care takes place, questioning whether those environments are enabling or disabling; moving onto what happens when care goes wrong, exploring issues of confidentially, accountability and professional practice.  Knowledge of key debates in social policy and welfare provision in the UK will underpin debates and discussions. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 33.00
Independent : 160.00
Placement : 7.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Develop an understanding of the broad picture of care in the UK in families, to primary health care, acute care in hospitals, care of older people and social care in the community
  • Develop knowledge of key debates in social policy and welfare provision in the UK
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the diversity and sensitivity in care situations; analysing the impact of care needs and care services on people’s lives
  • Develop an understanding of care in practice gained as part of a day placement in a setting where care takes place
  • Introduce the concept of reflective practice using models of reflection.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Describe and evaluate the role of social policy in underpinning care in the UK
  • Apply a range of theories and concepts to key debates in care; diversity and sensitivity in care situations; analysing the impact of care needs and care services on people’s sense of identity and self worth; the environments where care takes place, whether care environments are enabling or disabling 
  • Define and recognise the importance of relationship centred care as a contemporary approach to the delivery of holistic health and social care
  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues of confidentiality, accountability, responsibility and record keeping related to professional practice 
  • Demonstrate the beginnings of the ability to critically reflect on practice.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 30% Reflection (1000 words)

Component 2 - 70% Essay (2000 words)

THE HUMAN BODY 1: SYSTEMS AND DISEASE


MODULE TITLE : THE HUMAN BODY 1: SYSTEMS AND DISEASE

MODULE CODE : HEU405


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module offers students the opportunity to learn about the systems and functions of the human body in order to enhance care and promote the individual's full potential.  The module will offer an understanding of the skeletal system and major systems of the human body.  Students will have the opportunity to relate this to a range of common diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the human body in order to understand the aetiology of disease. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 33.00
Independent : 167.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Develop and consolidate an understanding the concepts of health, wellbeing and ill-health.
  • Develop and consolidate an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body in order to enhance care and promote the individual’s full potential.
  • Develop an appreciation of the anatomy and physiology of a range of body systems with related changes across the lifespan
  • Explore range of common diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the human body in order to understand the aetiology of disease. 

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to: 

  • Discuss and evaluate an understanding of  how the body systems work and interact
  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the healthy human body, its functioning and the way it changes over time
  • Describe the nature and aetiology of a range of common diseases, disorders and dysfunctions of the human body. 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 60% Examination (1 hour, 2000 word equivalent)

Component 2 - 40% Laboratory Report (1000 words)

WORKING IN MULTI-AGENCY TEAMS


MODULE TITLE : WORKING IN MULTI-AGENCY TEAMS

MODULE CODE : HEU406


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will offer the basis for an understanding of working in interdisciplinary and multi-agency teams in health and social care.  It will explore the importance of team working in an ever changing environment and policy contexts of health and social care.  Communication is a key to effective team working; this will be explored looking at a range of theories and concepts. Students will also reflect on their own ability to work as an effective team member and a professional, reflective practitioner. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 33.00
Independent : 160.00
Placement : 7.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Employ theoretical knowledge and some experiential understanding of working inter-professionally and in teams in readiness for employment in multi-profession and multi-agency activities and organisations
  • Discuss the importance of communication in identifying and assessing areas of risk including fundamental ethical and legal issues
  • Managing self in a professional context whilst working with others, to include self-awareness, personal wellbeing to support resilience, coping and support networks.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to: 

  • Illustrate knowledge of the contexts in which teams function in health and social care settings with relation to the particular skills and values needed to work in health and social care
  • Demonstrate the importance of communication in identifying and assessing areas of risk, including fundamental ethical and legal issues
  • Demonstrate and consolidate an understanding of interpersonal and collaborative relationships and their impact on team members and others
  • Apply and evaluate communication and teamwork theories, and the skills used in inter-professional practice
  • Reflect upon themselves as a member of a diverse team working with others in a professional context; evaluating upon their own abilities, skills and values.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 30% Group Presentation (5 minutes per student, 1000 word equivalent)

Component 2 - 70% Reflective Essay (2000 words)

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AROUND THE WORLD


MODULE TITLE : HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE AROUND THE WORLD

MODULE CODE : HEU407


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module introduces students to issues of health and social care outside of the UK.  It discusses systems and models of health and social care in Europe and the wider world and discusses some of the wider health concerns across the world, particularly those relating to inequalities in health.  It aims to explore issues of health and social care comparatively across countries and continents around the world. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 33.00
Independent : 167.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of health and social care systems, models and practices outside of the UK
  • Develop an understanding of global health and the relationship between health systems and the health status of populations
  • Develop and consolidate an understanding of inequalities in health from a global perspective.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Examine systems and models of health and social care around the world
  • Research a specific health topic, gathering appropriate academic literature and data to support the research
  • Make effective use of data to report on the health of populations related to an individual health issue.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Digital Artifact (3000 words)

INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING


MODULE TITLE : INTRODUCTION TO WORK RELATED LEARNING

MODULE CODE : PLU404


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to equip students with the knowledge and self-management skills to make informed choices in preparing for work placement and the transition to employment or further study on graduation.  

Learners will be provided with the opportunities to develop awareness of the workplace, identify different career and study options, recognise and articulate their own experience, accomplishments and talents and plan and implement career management strategies for the short and long term.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 12.00
Independent : 88.00
Placement :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Support students in developing informed choices about the career pathways available to them, in relation to their subject choices.
  • Prepare students for work-based learning and the application / exploration of subject knowledge in the workplace.

  • Encourage students to make connections between their learning, placement choice, future job aspirations and contribution to society.

  • Enable students to build confidence in securing work placements and future employment.

  • Support students in reflecting upon their preparation for their work placement and future employment.  

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to:

  1. Examine how their experiences, accomplishments, and abilities relate to employer expectations.

  2. Demonstrate engagement with, and an understanding of, graduate employment pathways and employability issues relating to their own career aspirations.

  3. Research organisations for the purposes of securing a work placement.

  4. Reflect upon their learning and development.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Reflective Essay and Appendix, 2000 words

WORKING IN MULTI-AGENCY TEAMS


MODULE TITLE : WORKING IN MULTI-AGENCY TEAMS

MODULE CODE : HEU408


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will offer the basis for an understanding of working in interdisciplinary and multi-agency teams in health and social care.  It will explore the importance of team working in an ever changing environment and policy contexts of health and social care.  Communication is a key to effective team working; this will be explored looking at a range of theories and concepts. Students will also reflect on their own ability to work as an effective team member and a professional, reflective practitioner. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 15.00
Independent : 85.00
Placement :
Total :  100.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Employ theoretical knowledge and some experiential understanding of working inter-professionally and in teams in readiness for employment in multi-profession and multi-agency activities and organisations

  • Discuss the importance of communication in identifying and assessing areas of risk including fundamental ethical and legal issues

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Illustrate knowledge of the contexts in which teams function in health and social care settings with relation to the particular skills and values needed to work in health and social care

  • Demonstrate and consolidate an understanding of interpersonal and collaborative relationships and their impact on team members and others

  • Apply and evaluate teamwork theories, and the skills used in inter-professional practice

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% GROUP PRESENTATION (5 MINS PER STUDENT, 1000 WORD EQUIVALENT)

Year 2 modules


WORK PLACEMENT


MODULE TITLE : WORK PLACEMENT

MODULE CODE : PLU502


MODULE SUMMARY :

This year-long module offers learners the opportunity to apply and explore knowledge within a work-based context, through the mode of work place learning. The placement supervisor in the work place will negotiate the focus for the learner’s role on placement, with the learner. Students complete 100 hours in the work setting. The learner will reflect critically on different dimensions of the work place setting.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 10.00
Independent : 90.00
Placement : 100.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Encourage students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing their own placement in a workplace setting.

  • Encourage students to work constructively with their workplace supervisor and university placement tutor, taking ownership of the placement and of their independent learning throughout the experience.

  • Enable students to negotiate the relationship between academic theory and their understanding of workplace settings and their roles within those settings.

  • Encourage students to reflect critically on their experiences.

  • Encourage students to produce a reflective digital resource aimed at an external audience, to contribute towards work and study transitions.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have had the opportunity to: 

  1. Secure, negotiate and undertake a specific role in a workplace setting.

  2. Evaluate features of the workplace setting and their role within it.

  3. Critically evaluate the learning opportunities provided by the workplace experience and understand that learning will benefit current and lifelong learning, values and future employability.

  4. Present a creatively engaging argument within an appropriate digital medium for an external audience, which critically reflects upon an issue or interrelating issues affecting the workplace setting.

 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - % PLACEMENT REGISTRATION FORM

Component 2 - 60% WORK PLACEMENT REFLECTION (2500 WORDS)

Component 3 - 40% WORK PLACEMENT EVALUATION: DIGITAL RESOURCE (1500 WORDS EQUIVALENT)

APPLIED HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY


MODULE TITLE : APPLIED HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY

MODULE CODE : HEU507


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will enable the students to understand: the psychological models of health beliefs, behaviours and lifestyles in groups and individuals; child development and aging; mental health; beliefs and behaviours in illness and ill health; and how this relates to developing competence and practice.  The module will also enable students to understand psychometrics, exploring the use of qualitative and quantitative methods to develop metrics that measure psychological dimensions of health.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 33.00
Independent : 167.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • To equip students with the knowledge and understanding of key factors in understanding the psychology of health, Including:  health behaviours in groups and individuals: lifestyle factors, child development, adolescents and aging

  • To enable an understanding of contemporary and key debates in the psychology of health, illness, well-being and lifestyle. 

  • To enable students to understand the measurement of health and well-being in the development of psychological research tools.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, have the opportunity to:

 

  • Define, analyse and apply psychological modules of health to current issues in health and social care. 

  • Develop research skills including the development of psychological based tools to measure health. 

  • Critically debate and demonstrate an understanding of ethical, cultural and credibility issues related to the collection of data for the measurement of health and beliefs.

  • Critically define, interpret and apply psychological theories, concepts, and evidence to the understanding of health, illness, and well-being of individuals or groups. 

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Report

CREATIVE HEALTH PROMOTION


MODULE TITLE : CREATIVE HEALTH PROMOTION

MODULE CODE : HEU501


MODULE SUMMARY :

A broad understanding of the concepts of public health, health improvement, health promotion and health education is essential in the ever-changing policy context.  With increasing concern regarding the health society, the ability to influence health and well-being is a vital skill for the practitioner in health and social care.  Students will be able to critique and debate theoretical and ethical issues as well as exploring the practical aspects of implementing effective health improvement initiatives. This module will explore creative and innovative ways to convey health messages to individuals and groups.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 30.00
Independent : 170.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Offer the opportunity to explore issues around the prevention of ill health and health improvement at both policy and practical levels

  • Explore, analyse and evaluate practical aspects of health improvement with a focus on current policies, initiatives and approaches to promote and improve the health or health status of groups of individuals.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Define, analyse and apply models and approaches to promoting and improving health from both a collective and individual perspective

  • Consider creative and innovative approaches to improving the health of individuals and groups in order for them to reach their full potential

  • Recognise the importance of effective goal setting, planning and evaluation in the process of promoting and improving health

  • Debate the ethical issues relevant to promoting and improving health

  • Identify and, with tutor support, critically evaluate key interventions related to promoting and improving the health of individuals or groups

  • Work with others in a creative way to communicate health messages to individuals or groups.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 30% Group Presentation (7 minutes per student, 1000 words equivalent)

Component 2 - 70% Digital Artifact (2500 words equivalent)

RESEARCH APPRECIATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE


MODULE TITLE : RESEARCH APPRECIATION IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

MODULE CODE : HEU503


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module offers an appreciation of the value of research both for study and practice.   It is about understanding and reading research and being able to summarise reports succinctly for use in further research or towards evidence based practice.  This module can enhance practice by providing the practitioner with the necessary knowledge to be able to critically read and understand research reports and, where possible, make recommendations for change based upon a review of the literature.  Building on modules HEU402 and HEU403 this module intends to offer a more in-depth understanding of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 30.00
Independent : 170.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Building on modules HEU402 and HEU403 this module intends to offer a more in-depth understanding of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research 

  • Develop skills, knowledge and understanding of research design and literature review: Literature search, online and offline information resources, referencing, writing strategies, purpose of literature review, carrying out a literature review, the development of critical analysis, ethical and cultural implications in research design, academic writing and plagiarism 

  • Develop skills in data and information collection techniques: sampling, interviews, focus groups, survey design and use of secondary data 

  • Offer an understanding of planning research, identifying researchable issues, use of literature, libraries, and ICT, time, risk and task management, organising fieldwork and contacts, ethical, cultural, consent and confidentiality issues.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of research methods and techniques that can be applied in academic and work-based research

  • Develop research skills including critical analysis, literature searching, academic writing and referencing

  • Describe and evaluate different research philosophies, strategies and approaches.

  • Discuss ethical, cultural and credibility issues related to domestic, national and international research

  • Undertake a review of the literature of a topic related to health and social care

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of ethical concerns around research in health and social care.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Literature Search (3500 words)

THE HUMAN BODY 2: ILLNESS AND SOCIETY


MODULE TITLE : THE HUMAN BODY 2: ILLNESS AND SOCIETY

MODULE CODE : HEU504


MODULE SUMMARY :

Building on learning from module HEU403, The Human Body 1: Systems and Diseases, this module offers students the opportunity to develop learning about the systems and functions of the human body in order to enhance care and promote the individual’s full potential. This module also critically explores the sociology of health and illness through a range of theories, models and concepts.  Students will learn a range of practical skills and tests in in order to further explore the workings of the human body and its systems. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 30.00
Independent : 170.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Evaluate and analyse the anatomy and physiology of the human body in order to  enhance care and promote the individual’s full potential

  • Examine and differentiate a range of body systems with related changes across the lifespan and some common conditions

  • Analyse sociological concepts of health and illness over the life span

  • Demonstrate and interpret a range of practical tests that allow an understanding of the functions of the human body.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Evaluate and analyse how the basic body systems work and interact

  • Examine and differentiate the anatomy and physiology of the healthy human body, its functioning and the way it changes over time

  • Critically discuss the sociology of health and illness using a range of theories, models and concepts

  • Apply a range of practical tests and analyse and interpret the information to be delivered in the form of a written report.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 30% Laboratory Report (1000 words)

Component 2 - 70% Essay (2500 words)

GLOBALISATION, SOCIAL POLICY AND WELFARE


MODULE TITLE : GLOBALISATION, SOCIAL POLICY AND WELFARE

MODULE CODE : HEU505


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will offer students the opportunity to take a broader view of the world around them.  Exploring the concept of globalisation and what that might mean to economy, politics, policy development, health, well-being and welfare provision locally, nationally and internationally.  Students will discuss and debate issues such as the global-village and global citizenship; do they exist and if so, where and why?  They will define and debate issues such as hegemony and acculturation, and power distribution.  They will also have an opportunity to consider welfare provision and social policy around the world.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 30.00
Independent : 170.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Introduce students to the concept of globalization and the big issues affecting societies in order to provide an analytical framework with which to understand and critique conventional assumptions

  • Provide students with an understanding of the diversity of welfare in different countries

  • Examine a range of transnational and global social policies and their influences on national social policies

  • Study the broader political, social and economic context in which social policy is constructed and implemented

  • Develop skills in digital literacy in order to develop a digital artefact for the specific requirements of an organization.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Discuss and critically debate competing definitions of globalisation 

  • Critically assess the influence of global social processes on welfare, in particular, countries and regions

  • Apply theories and models of social policy analysis to a range of social policy areas such as migration, education, family, poverty and social exclusion and urban development

  • Develop a digital artifact to meet the requirements of an organization in health and social care.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% eMagazine (3500 word equivalent)

Year 3 modules


DISSERTATION (CAPSTONE) - optional module


MODULE TITLE : DISSERTATION

MODULE CODE : HEU601


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module builds on prior learning and offers students the opportunity for further development of skills and knowledge learnt throughout the course with the opportunity to further develop a topic in health and social care that has been of particular interest. The dissertation involves the development of an independent research project.  There are two ways of conducting the project: a piece of primary research involving the collection of data and analysis of a specific topic in health and social care or a literature based project involving the analysis of secondary data.  The project must include the critical analysis of relevant literature and the application of theoretical principles. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 30.00
Independent : 270.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  300.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Provide the student with an opportunity for personal development in applying prior theoretical and practical learning to a selected topic demonstrating her/his ability to carry out a sustained piece of independent work
  • Encourage individual thought, initiative, time management, good skills of written communication and in-depth understanding of a particular topic in health and social care.
  • Equip students with the skills to complete an article which could be submitted for publication in a peer reviewed journal.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Undertake a substantial piece of independent research relevant to the degree programme
  • Critically interpret data of different kinds and appraise the strengths and weakness of approaches adopted
  • Research and assess paradigms, theories, principles, concepts and factual information and apply such skills in explaining and solving problems 
  • Complete a sustained period of independent study, which includes: critical evaluation of literature and study design, application of appropriate methodology, theoretical framework and analysis 
  • Produce an article, which could potentially be submitted for publication in a peer reviewed journal.
  • Critically define, discuss and evaluate ethical issues related to the subject of the research to the standards of Newman University Ethics Policy.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 20% Research Proposal (2000 word equivalent)

Component 2 - 80% Journal Article (6000 word equivalent)

WORK LINKED RESEARCH PROJECT (CAPSTONE) - optional module


MODULE TITLE : WORK LINKED RESEARCH PROJECT

MODULE CODE : HEU602


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module forms an alternative option to undertaking the 40 credit capstone as an independent final module of the BSc Health and Social care and Top Up course.  It is designed to offer students ‘real life’ problem solving skills in undertaking a work linked project. Learners should complete a minimum of 100 hours in the work place. The project is often employer-generated or can be negotiated with an employer in health and social care to complete a project which is of benefit to the organisation or to a community setting.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 35.00
Independent : 265.00
Placement : 100.00
Total :  400.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Enable students to take responsibility for initiating, directing and managing a negotiated work linked research project
  • Encourage students to use appropriate research methods
  • Enable students to work collaboratively in a health and social care setting with an employer.
  • Generate confidence and security in students’ employability on graduation
  • Encourage students to produce a reflective digital artefact aimed at an external audience, to contribute towards work and study transitions.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Secure, negotiate and design a work linked research project
  • Develop a critical understanding of, and apply, research methods that are appropriate to health and social care contexts
  • Interpret and critically analyse gathered information
  • Make a clear and productive contribution to the organization through the development of recommendations arising from the work linked research project
  • Present a creatively and critically engaging argument within an appropriate ePortfolio environment with reference to academic peer reviewed  literature, demonstrating criticality with literature related to the topic
  • Critically reflect on working as part of team and negotiating with an organisation in meeting the needs of a health and social care setting or community group. 
  • Critically define, discuss and evaluate ethical issues related to the subject of the research to the standards of Newman University Ethics Policy.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 80% Project Report/eMagazine (6000 word equivalent)

Component 2 - 20% Reflective Account (2000 word equivalent)

HEALTHY COMMUNITIES


MODULE TITLE : HEALTHY COMMUNITIES

MODULE CODE : HEU603


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will give students a knowledge and understanding of key components of public health, taken from the stance of working with communities.  With a focus on well health and prevention it will explore the health of populations as opposed to the health of the individual. Students will define, critically analyse and apply the principles of collaborative working with diverse communities and a range of agencies.  This module offers students a knowledge of epidemiology, evidence based practice, building partnerships and alliances for health and the ethical and philosophical basis of public health

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 27.00
Independent : 173.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Investigate the scope and nature of contemporary public health across the UK and internationally, focusing on its development, current priorities and future challenges
  • Explore the major determinants of health and develop ways of promoting public health that address social and economic inequalities and are culturally sensitive and holistic
  • Practice multidisciplinary and multisectoral planning, development and evaluation of programs to improve the health of communities
  • Build an approach to promoting public health that is ethically sound and participative, recognizing the need for flexibility and mutual goal setting, and respecting the rights of individuals, groups and communities to autonomy and control
  • Encourage partnership, collaboration and mutual respect among different professional and lay groups working in public health
  • Examine ethical, political and professional dilemmas that arise in new practices and policies for promoting health and consider how these dilemmas may be tackled.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Define, critically analyse and apply the principles of collaborative working with diverse communities and a range of agencies
  • Critically examine the principles of, and various strategies for, community development and their application
  • Critically examine and define health and social care needs, distinguishing between population needs and individual needs
  • Critically examine the concepts of power, interests and ideology
  • Critically explore the use of strategies for improving health and wellbeing and the contribution to reducing inequalities and achieving longer-term equity.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% Project Report (4000 words)

SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE ADULTS AND CHILDREN


MODULE TITLE : SAFEGUARDING VULNERABLE ADULTS AND CHILDREN

MODULE CODE : HEU604


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module will set in context the issue of safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.  Exploring the history and social policy of safeguarding adults and children, offering classifications of abuse, providing definitions of who might become a vulnerable adult, exploring types of abuse, how to recognise abuse, reporting and monitoring abuse in various settings. The module will offer opportunities to critically debate and discuss issues such as risk and resilience, mental health, disability and aging, record keeping and confidentiality.  

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 27.00
Independent : 173.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Offer the opportunity to explore issues around safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults and children in a variety of contexts and settings
  • Defining and debating key concepts and understandings of abuse
  • Explore and critically analyse the work of various agencies in safeguarding and protecting vulnerable adults and children 
  • Offer an understanding of the role of law and social policy in protecting, reporting, recording and monitoring in safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Define, discuss and critically analyse the classifications and definitions of key concepts such as vulnerability, abuse, risk, resilience advocacy, dignity and respect
  • Debate and critically analyse the importance of recognising abuse, effective record keeping, monitoring and protecting vulnerable adults and children 
  • Debate issues around vulnerability in relation to aging, disability, mental health, illness and power relations
  • Critically analyse and define different ways that a vulnerable adult’s and child’s welfare can be affected by abuse and neglect
  • Critically reflect upon the effectiveness of multi-agency working in the legiPMative framework concerning safeguarding vulnerable adults and children.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 30% Group Presentation (Role Play, Multi-Agency Case meeting)

Component 2 - 70% Essay (2500 words)

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE


MODULE TITLE : LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

MODULE CODE : HEU605


MODULE SUMMARY :

This course will provide students with the skills to manage and lead effectively in complex, dynamic and interprofessional/multidisciplinary organisations. It will develop students both personally and professionally ensuring they have the tools they need to support future development and empower them to achieve their potential for career progression. Students will advance their knowledge of recent health and social care policy developments and consider the current and future health and social care needs of clients in order to ensure that the views of service users and carers are fully represented in the management of care processes.

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 27.00
Independent : 173.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to: 

  • Identify and analyse the qualities of effective leaders and managers in relation to self and other stakeholders
  • Examine and evaluate relevant government policy and the implications for leadership and management in health and social care
  • Evaluate alternative theories and research findings concerning leadership approaches, styles and functions in relation to multi-agency/integrated service provision
  • Analyse and reflect on theories and models related to the impact of leadership and management styles in health and social care
  • Analyse and reflect on theories and models related to the management of change.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to: 

  • Define, critically analyse and apply the principles and values relating to leadership and the management of change
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of the leadership and management of multi-professional, inter-professional, multi- and inter-agency teams
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge and critical understanding of leadership and management in creating a caring environment, managing relationships, critically reflecting on personal values required for leading ethical and quality care
  • Apply and critically analyse multi-disciplinary (academic and professional) perspectives in relation to leadership and management and critically analyse the relationships between these.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% ePortfolio (4000 words)

GLOBAL DIMENSIONS OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE


MODULE TITLE : GLOBAL DIMENSIONS OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE

MODULE CODE : HEU606


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module aims to provide students with an understanding of current issues of global health and social care, focusing on developing countries. The module will give an overview of the challenges in dealing with health and social care in the context of resource poor countries taking an interdisciplinary approach and will utilize various fields of knowledge including epidemiology, anthropology, education and political science to understand global health problems. Various cases from low and middle income countries will be presented. The students will also learn how, with increased globalization, the health of the developed and developing world is interconnected. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 27.00
Independent : 173.00
Placement : 0.00
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

 

  • Explain the basic concepts and issues of global health
  • Critically explore the health and social care in a developing country
  • Gather, utilise and critically analyse data from secondary sources, international and local policy to report on a topic important to the health and social care of a population or group in the developing world
  • Develop skills in digital literacy in order to develop and present a digital artefact to meet the requirements of an organisation in health and social care.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

Students will, by the end of the module, be able to:

 

  • Critically analyse current challenges of health and social care faced by resource poor countries
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of globalization and its effects on the health of populations in developing countries 
  • Discuss and critically debate the influence of factors such as culture, gender, and poverty on health and access to health and social care in developing countries
  • Critically evaluate the role that international and national agencies have in addressing global health issues
  • Research a specific health or social care topic, gathering appropriate academic literature and data to support the research
  • Apply the knowledge learnt to undertake a literature based project related to global health through the gathering and critical analysis of data, information and policy.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 100% eMagazine (4000 words)

Course code


L648

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