Community Development and Engagement.

Module summary

Module code: OMED1381
Level: 6
Credits: 15
School: Education, Health and Human Sci
Department: Human Sciences
Module Coordinator(s): Kafui Adjaye-Gbewonyo


Pre and co requisites

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


The aim of the module is to introduce students to the theory and practice of community development, practice and engagement. Its focus is on looking at the various means of approaching community development and engagement from the various viewpoints of stakeholders and community development specialists from both UK and international arenas. Students will also be encouraged to critically reflect upon theory and practice and how it can be used in the public and voluntary sectors to integrate community development and action within the health and social care arena.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to:
1. Critically explore the theoretical aims and nature of community development and action.
2. Critically explore the practical aims and nature of community development and action.
3. Demonstrate ability to apply various of means of approaching community development and action.
4. Demonstrate a capacity to facilitate and undertake an aspect of community development and action within a health and social care context.

Indicative content

Community development in public health and health and social care Community health action.
Social action and social capital.
Community sustainability and strategic partnerships.
Methods of applying community development and health action.
Factors that can impact on communities such as inequality, poverty, social exclusion, discrimination and social inclusion.
Comparative analysis of community development practice at global level.

Teaching and learning activity

The primary form of teaching will be in the form of guided lectures and on-line teaching and learning.


Method of Summative Assessment: Report: Strengths, Weakness Opportuni ties, Threats (SWOT) Analysis.
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3&4.
Grading Mode: Numeric.
Weighting: 100%.
Pass Mark: 40%.
Word Length: 2500 words.
Outline Details: Choose a community project/community organisation of interest and produce a SWOT to help inform it
and develop in the future.

Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning:
Students will also be encouraged to share information and practice through group work and classroom discussion. An initial draft of work on the SWOT will be submitted so that students can gain feedback and more information.

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