Contemporary Issues in Health and Social Care

Module summary

Module code: OMED1009
Level: 6
Credits: 30
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Human Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): Julia Morgan

Specification

Pre and co requisites

Foundation Degrees (e.g., FdA,
FdSc) Diplomas of Higher Education (DipHE)
Higher National Diplomas (HND)

Aims

This module provides practitioners in health and social care with opportunities to develop a
critical understanding of the importance of working in partnership with service users and with other professionals. Practice and policy examples from across the globe will be used to support a comparative approach.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1. critically examine the relationship of policy, research and practice within health and social care.
2. critically explore the results of inequality on service demand and provision, and the effects of anti-discriminatory practice.
3. critically evaluate the concepts of user involvement, partnership working, advocacy and empowerment and reflect upon their impact on service development and delivery.
4. critically analyse the effectiveness of multi-agency collaboration within health and social care practice.

Indicative content

Personalisation, person centred care and service user involvement.
Concepts such as empowerment, advocacy, partnership working and relevant models of partnership working.
Policy within health and social care.
Multi agency collaboration /working within health and social care Integrated Care.
The importance of anti-discriminatory practice and an exploration of how inequality can impact on service users.
Comparative global analysis of partnership working at the global level.
A focus on some contemporary issues in Health and Social Care policy and practice.
How to write a report.

Teaching and learning activity

Learning needs will be met with lectures and discussion which focus on case studies.

Assessment

Method of Summative Assessment: Report
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,&3.
Grading Mode: Numeric.
Weighting: 50%.
Pass Mark: 40.
Word Length: 2500 words.
Outline Details: Write a report outlining the benefits and challenges of service user involvement in health and social care for a particular service user group. Make recommendations for how this group of service users could be involved.

Method of Summative Assessment: Essay.
Learning Outcomes: 1,2&4
Grading Mode: Numeric.
Weighting: 50%.
Pass Mark: 40.
Word Length: 2500 words.
Outline Details: Multiagency working with other Professionals is said to be important in Health and Social Care Practice.
Critically discuss this and relate to your own practice and/or examples from the literature.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:
Plan of report and plan of essay.

Students are not required to pass all elements of summative assessment in order to pass the course.