Applied Health and Social Care BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

Course length: 1 year full-time, 1.5 yrs part-time

Overview

Top-Up Award

The BA/BSc (Hons) Applied Health and Social Care Top-Up award is designed to take students who have completed a range of level 5 qualifications and work experience to progression to a full honours degree. It helps students to apply theory and practice in both health and social care settings and offers a platform for employment in health or social care.  It can also act as a springboard to a professional career in health and social care services. The course pulls together theory and practice for those who wish to work with people in a caring environment. It is suitable as a base for those who wish to move onto one of the many health or social professions or those who want to keep their options open. There are two routes to achieve this top-up award via a BA and BSc which have different UCAS codes for submitting an application. 

Course Content
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 or social care. It will provide a range of educational experiences that enable students to work in a multi-cultural environment within the UK and internationally. It will enable students to develop a professional and caring approach to their work with individuals and communities, and to become reflective learners and practitioners.

Career opportunities
The BA/BSc Health and Social Care can open doors to a number of career possibilities in health. It can offer a springboard to professional training for instance in nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy or social work. There are a number of opportunities for a career within the NHS, health promotion officer or practice manager for instance, also NHS graduate opportunities in leadership and management. Outside of the NHS there are many opportunities for a graduate in health and social care: project work; care manager; charity work, working with children, families, the elderly or people with special needs and mental health disorders. 


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

Entry requirements are flexible and recognize a range of academic qualifications, as well as work experience. All applicants will need to have 120 credits at level 4 and 120 credits at level 5 and obtain Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance. For example a relevant HND or foundation degree qualification.

You will also need five GCSEs at grade C or above, including GCSE English Language, or a recognised equivalent. For alternative qualifications please see our entry requirements page

Fees

2017/18
Total course fee (full-time/part-time) £9,250 *
(Home and EU students)
For students who have completed their Foundation Degree at Newman and are continuing on to the part-time top-up - £6,450

* Please note for 2018/19 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.

Applied Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Top-Up


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


BA TOP UP DISSERTATION - optional module


MODULE TITLE : BA TOP UP DISSERTATION

MODULE CODE : HEU609


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/or 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, the application of theoretical principles and must have include research appropriate for a social science based degree, with the use of qualitative and/or mixed methods research. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 40.00
Independent : 350.00
Placement :
Total :  390.00

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 science based research.

  • 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, social science based research relevant to the health and social care 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 for science based research 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 - 100% JOURNAL ARTICLE (8000 WORDS)

BA TOP UP WORK LINKED RESEARCH PROJECT - optional module


MODULE TITLE : BA TOP UP WORK LINKED RESEARCH PROJECT

MODULE CODE : HEU610


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module forms an alternative option to undertaking the 40 credit capstone as an independent final module of the BA Applied Health and Social care 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/or social care to complete a project that is of benefit to the organisation or to a community setting. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 40.00
Independent : 250.00
Placement : 100.00
Total :  390.00

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 for a health and/or social care setting.  
  • Enable students to work collaboratively in a health and/or social care setting with an employer.
  • Generate confidence and security in students’ employability on graduation
  • Encourage students to produce a research report 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 a social science based research
  • 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 research report 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/or 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 (6000 WORDS)

Component 2 - 20% REFLECTIVE ACCOUNT (2000 WORDS)

DEVELOPING RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC SKILLS


MODULE TITLE : DEVELOPING ACADEMIC SKILLS

MODULE CODE : HEU607


MODULE SUMMARY :

This module is designed to equip students with the necessary research and academic skills to achieve in the final year of their degree.  They will critically reflect on their own capabilities and needs as independent learners in higher education, be supported in the use of academic language and communication to produce clear, critical written work, with skills in referencing a variety of academic sources appropriate to the level of study.  They will also develop a greater understanding and appreciation of research towards the development of their own piece of independent research, including search, retrieving and using academic sources and skills for undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research. 

CONTACT HOURS :

Scheduled : 40.00
Independent : 160.00
Placement :
Total :  200.00

MODULE CURRICULUM LED OUTCOMES :

This module aims to:

  • Develop academic reading and writing skills, critical thinking and appraisal

  • Gain experience of academic writing using academic sources to support the development of an argument.

  • Develop skills in understanding and acting on written feedback of their written work. 

  • Develop digital information skills including effective use of the library and academic sources such as databases, statistics and peer reviewed journal articles. 

  • Develop skills in research methodology for undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.

LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES :

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

 

  • Demonstrate critical thinking and appraisal skills

  • Demonstrate academic writing, reading and communication skills using accepted academic writing styles and referencing academic a range of sources appropriate to the level of study. 

  • Retrieve, critique and utilise academic sources to underpin academic research activity

  • Demonstrate critical reflection of their own capabilities and needs and learners in higher education. 

  • Demonstrate an appreciation of research in health and social care and an understanding of methods used for undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.

METHOD OF ASSESSMENT :

Component 1 - 20% LITERATURE SEARCH REPORT (1000 WORDS)

Component 2 - 40% RESEARCH PROPOSAL (1500 WORDS)

Component 3 - 40% ESSAY (1500 WORDS)

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SOCIAL CARE


CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SOCIAL CARE


Module Title: Contemporary Issues in Social Care

Module Code: HEU608

Module Summary:
The aim of this module is to develop student’s critical understanding of current contemporary issues in social care; locally, nationally and internationally. Students will develop the ability to critically evaluate the impact and importance of current contemporary issues in social; care for service users, service provision, for professional development and the wider health and social care environment.

Semester of Delivery: One

CATS Value: 20

ECTS Value: 10

Contact Hours:

Scheduled: 30
Guided Tasks: 10
Independent: 160
Placement: 0
Total Hours: 200

Programmes for which this Module is Mandatory: BA Applied Health and Social Care Top Up.

Programmes where this Module may be taken as an Option: None

Module Curriculum Led Outcomes:
This module aims to:
•Enable students to critically debate, discuss and evaluate current issues in social care practice and provision; locally, nationally and internationally.
•Enable student to formulate a coherent argument from diverse sources around issues that that contribute, enhance and form barriers to effective social care practice.
•Enable student to critically reflect on their own practice in terms of anti-oppressive practice.

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

•Critically debate the historical, political, cultural and policy underpinning for current issues of importance in social care practice and provision.
•Critically analyse the nature of legislative and political processes that inform and underpin contemporary issues in social care.
•Critically debate and discuss the nature and necessity for anti-oppressive practice in social care; locally, nationally and internationally.
•Critically evaluate the significance of globalisation on social practice and provision.
•Critically debate and discuss an issue of current social care practice, developing a critical and coherent argument using a range of academic sources.

Assessment:

Component 1: Reflective Essay 1000 words (30% weighting)
Critically reflect on own practice in terms of current social care practice

Component 2: Essay 3000 words (70% weighting)

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)

Applied Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) Top-Up


Year 1 modules


DEVELOPING RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC SKILLS

Module Title: Developing Research and Academic Skills

Module Code: HEU607

Module Summary:
This module is designed to equip students with the necessary research and academic skills to achieve in the final year of their degree. They will critically reflect on their own capabilities and needs as independent learners in higher education, be supported in the use of academic language and communication to produce clear, critical written work, with skills in referencing a variety of academic sources appropriate to the level of study. They will also develop a greater understanding and appreciation of research towards the development of their own piece of independent research, including search, retrieving and using academic sources and skills for undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.
Semester of Delivery: One

CATS Value: 20

ECTS Value: 10

Contact Hours:

Scheduled: 30
Guided Online tasks: 10
Independent: 160
Placement: 0
Total Hours: 200

Programmes for which this Module is Mandatory: BSc/ BA Applied Health and Social Care Top Up.

Programmes where this Module may be taken as an Option: None

Module Curriculum Led Outcomes:
This module aims to:
•Develop academic reading and writing skills, critical thinking and appraisal
•Gain experience of academic writing using academic sources to support the development of an argument.
•Develop skills in understanding and acting on written feedback of their written work.
•Develop digital information skills including effective use of the library and academic sources such as databases, statistics and peer reviewed journal articles.
•Develop skills in research methodology for undertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.

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

•Demonstrate critical thinking and appraisal skills
•Demonstrate academic writing, reading and communication skills using accepted academic writing styles and referencing academic a range of sources appropriate to the level of study.
•Retrieve, critique and utilise academic sources to underpin academic research activity
•Demonstrate critical reflection of their own capabilities and needs and learners in higher education.
•Demonstrate an appreciation of research in health and social care and an understanding of methods used forundertaking quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods research.

Assessment:

Formative Assessment: Reflective Essay 1000 words
Critically reflect on their own capabilities and needs as an independent learner in higher education.
This is a formative piece of work that students must complete in order to pass the module. Feedback and indicative grade is given but will not count towards the overall grade for the module.

Component 1: Literature search report 1000 words (20% weighting)

Component 2: Research Proposal 1500 words (40% weighting)

Component 3: Essay 1500 words (40% weighting)

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.

Semester of Delivery: One and Two

CATS Value: 20

ECTS Value: 10

Contact Hours:

Scheduled: 30
Guided Task: 10
Independent: 160
Total Hours: 200

Programmes for which this Module is Mandatory: BSc Applied Health and Social Care Top Up

Programmes where this Module may be taken as an Option: None

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

Assessment:

Component 1: Project Report (4000 words) (100%)

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.

Semester of Delivery: One

CATS Value: 20

ECTS Value: 10

Contact Hours:

Scheduled: 30
Independent: 170
Total Hours: 200

Programmes for which this Module is Mandatory: BSc/ BA Applied Health and Social Care Top Up

Programmes where this Module may be taken as an Option: None

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 legislative framework concerning safeguarding vulnerable adults and children
Assessment:

Component 1: Group presentation: Role Play - Multi-agency case meeting, (10mins each student) (1000 word equivalent) (30%)

Component 2: Essay 2500 words (70%)

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.

Semester of Delivery: One and Two

CATS Value: 20

ECTS Value: 10

Contact Hours:

Scheduled: 30
Independent: 170
Placement: 7
Total Hours: 200

Programmes for which this Module is Mandatory: BSc/BA Applied Health and Social Care

Programmes where this Module may be taken as an Option: None

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

Assessment:

Component 1: ePortfolio (4000 words) (100%)

BSC TOP UP DISSERTATION

Module Title: BSc Top Up Dissertation

Module Code: HEU611

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, the application of theoretical principles and must have include research appropriate for a science based degree, with the use of quantitative or mixed methods research.

Semester of Delivery: Two

CATS Value: 40

ECTS Value: 20

Contact Hours:

Scheduled: 30
Guided Tasks:10
Independent: 350
Tutorial Supervision:10
Total Hours: 400

Programmes for which this Module is Mandatory: None

Programmes where this Module may be taken as an Option: BSc Applied Health and Social Care Top Up

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 science based research.
•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, science based research relevant to the health and social care 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 for science based research 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

Assessment:

Component 1: Journal Article (100%), (8000 words)

BSC TOP UP WORK LINKED RESEARCH PROJECT

Module Title: BSc Top Up Work Linked Research Project

Module Code: HEU612

Module Summary: This module forms an alternative option to undertaking the 40 credit capstone as an independent final module of the BSc Applied Health and Social care 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 that is of benefit to the organisation or to a community setting.

Semester of Delivery: Two

CATS Value: 40

ECTS Value: 20

Contact Hours:

Scheduled: 30
Guided Tasks: 10
Independent: 250
Placement: 100
Tutorial Supervision: 10
Total: 400

Programmes for which this Module is Mandatory: None

Programmes where this Module may be taken as an Option: BSc Applied Health and Social Care Top Up.

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 for a science based degree.
•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 research report 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 science based research
•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 research report 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

Assessment:

Component 1: Project report (80%) (6000 words)

Component 2: Reflective Account (20%) (6000 words).

Course code

UCAS Code -
L500 BSc Top-Up
L502 BA Top-Up

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