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Throughout the Integrated Health and Social Care degree, we aim to support you to review, debate and evaluate different health and welfare systems, as well as current debates and developments in this academic area.

You will research the history of health and social welfare provision, critically examine a range of professional roles, analyse global health issues and government policy, as well as debate a range of significant social welfare issues such as disability, equality and social justice; migration and asylum; health and the life-course and the integration of health and social welfare services.

This degree also aims to equip you with an understanding of the issues and tensions of working across professional and organisational boundaries and why better integration between health and social care can lead to higher standards of care and service delivery.

This knowledge prepares you for potential roles in a variety of health and social care settings, in the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as for further, post graduate and/or professional study in this discipline. 

Throughout the Integrated Health and Social Care degree, we aim to support you to review, debate and evaluate different health and welfare systems, as well as current debates and developments in this academic area.

You will research the history of health and social welfare provision, critically examine a range of professional roles, analyse global health issues and government policy, as well as debate a range of significant social welfare issues such as disability, equality and social justice; migration and asylum; health and the life-course and the integration of health and social welfare services.

This degree also aims to equip you with an understanding of the issues and tensions of working across professional and organisational boundaries and why better integration between health and social care can lead to higher standards of care and service delivery.

This knowledge prepares you for potential roles in a variety of health and social care settings, in the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as for further, post graduate and/or professional study in this discipline. 

Course Information

UCAS Code
L5L5

Level of Study
Undergraduate

Mode of Study
3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department
Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location
Coach Lane Campus

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2019

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We’re ranked among the UK’s top 10 universities for student satisfaction with social work courses. We cover social work, community studies, family therapy, Early Years teaching, mental health professional practice and Integration of Health and Social Care.

The underpinning philosophy of the department is a commitment to the values of social justice and equality. This philosophy allows synergies to be made with colleagues across the department and faculty from a range of professional backgrounds, which stimulates rich research opportunities.

This course is delivered by highly skilled academic staff, all of whom have extensive professional/vocational experience in a variety of health and social care settings, as well as being experts in their own academic disciplines.



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A key purpose of our assessment strategy is to foster your development in taking responsibility for evaluating, judging and improving your performance by actively using a range of feedback. These capabilities are at the heart of autonomous learning and of the graduate qualities valued by employers and in professional practice.

Assessments will encourage you to demonstrate progressively complex levels of analysis and synthesis throughout the three years of the course. Your performance will be assessed through the demonstration of knowledge and academic skills, the use of key literature and research and the achievement of the module learning outcomes.

Independent work in the final year is increased in order to allow you to demonstrate your intellectual development in terms of the presentation of ideas based on wider reading of research and other evidence, and the exploration and critical analysis of authentic practices. 

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The Coach Lane Campus offers modern teaching facilities, an active Students’ Union, a library and a range of sports facilities.

The course is taught using Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) as it supports different learning styles, and encourages reflection. You will use the e-Learning Portal to access electronic reading lists, videos, blogs and other materials to enable you to prepare and undertake research for taught sessions and assessments. Electronic discussion boards such as wikis and blogs are used for networking, support and review. 

Electronic assessment and marking (EAM) will facilitate digital feedback on your work from tutors, and Lectures will also be visually/sound recorded to enhance your learning opportunities.

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The research rich learning approach, which encourages you to become an active inquirer and participant in your own learning, is at the heart of the teaching and learning strategy for this course.

In the first two years of study, you will be exposed to a range of research approaches, which will inform your studies into Integrated Health and Social Care. You will be encouraged to identify and select topics you are interested in, and to conceptualise research issues.

In your final year you will undertake a research project that will strengthen your graduate attributes and prepare you for the professional and/or academic world beyond this degree.

Our internationally renowned Social Work and Communities research activity is aimed at making a positive difference in the lives of disadvantaged individuals, groups and communities all over the world.

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As part of your Integrated Health and Social Care degree, you may have the opportunity to undertake a work placement or spending a year studying at a partner institution abroad. This real world experience will give you confidence, contacts and a clear advantage over other candidates in a recruitment setting.

The Work Placement and Study Abroad Year modules are 120 credit modules which are taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6.

If one of these options is chosen, and you are successfully selected, you will undertake either a guided work placement at a host organisation or a study placement at a host Educational Institution. These are Pass/Fail modules and do not contribute to your degree classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year or Study Abroad year are recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module or a 120 credit Study Abroad Placement and on your degree certificate in the format – “BSc (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (with Work Placement Year)” or “BSc (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (with Study Abroad Year)”.

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You will be encouraged to explore a range of career pathways throughout your degree and develop an understanding of contemporary ways of working in the field of Integrated Health and Social Care engaging with a range of employers, alumni and external agencies. As part of this process you will be formally linked to an outside agency for the duration of your degree. This agency could be in the Public, Private, Voluntary or Charitable Sector, and will play an important role in affording you an opportunity to apply and test your academic leaning against “real world” organisational settings.

You will be supported to develop key professional and personal skills (such as one to one work, group work, interviews and presentations) throughout the course. You will be encouraged and supported to engage with volunteering opportunities.

The skills learnt and assessed through the course will develop your employability, and you will have acquired the characteristics of a Northumbria graduate – the ability to think independently, work collaboratively, and apply innovation.

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Course in brief

Who would this Course suit?

If you are passionate about contributing to the development of a healthy, fair and caring society, the innovative and cutting edge Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) from Northumbria University offers you an alternative to a “clinical” training programme by providing you with an outstanding academic and applied educational experience of Integrated Health and Social Care as a catalyst for a future career in this growing area.

Entry Requirements 2019/20

Standard Entry

GCSE Requirements:

A good GCSE profile is expected including Maths and English Language at minimum grade C or equivalent.  If you have studied for a new GCSE for which you will be awarded a numerical grade then you will need to achieve a minimum grade 4.

UCAS Tariff Points:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including one or more of the following:

GCE and VCE Advanced Level:

From at least 2 GCE/VCE A Levels 

Edexcel/BTEC National Extended Diploma:

Distinction, Distinction, Merit 

Scottish Highers:

BBBCC - BBBBC at Higher level, CCC - BCC at Advanced Higher 

Irish Highers:

BBBBB  - ABBBB to include

IB Diploma:

120-128 UCAS Tariff points including minimum score of 4 in at least three subjects at Higher level

Access to HE Diploma:

Award of full Access to HE Diploma including 18 credits at Distinction and 27 at Merit

Qualification combinations:

The University welcomes applications from students studying qualifications from different qualification types - for example A level and a BTEC qualification in combination, and if you are made an offer you will be asked to achieve UCAS Tariff points from all of the qualifications you are studying at level 3.  Should the course you wish to study have a subject specific requirement then you must also meet this requirement, usually from GCE A level.

Plus one of the following:

  • International/English Language Requirements:

    Additional:

    A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate is required.

    Applicants from the EU:

    Applicants from the EU are welcome to apply and if the qualification you are studying is not listed here then please contact the Admissions Team for advice or see our EU Applicants pages here https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/international/european-union/eu-applications/

    International Qualifications:

    If you have studied a non UK qualification, you can see how your qualifications compare to the standard entry criteria, by selecting the country that you received the qualification in, from our country pages. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

    English Language Requirements:

    International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 with 6.0 in each component (or approved equivalent*).

    *The university accepts a large number of UK and International Qualifications in place of IELTS. You can find details of acceptable tests and the required grades you will need in our English Language section. Visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/englishqualifications

Fees and Funding 2019/20 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: £9,250

International Fee in Year 1: £15,000

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Throughout your studies you will be required to undertake an attachment to an external organisation. Depending on the location and the frequency of your visits you may incur additional costs for travel. These are course related costs and are not included in your fee. You may also incur costs in relation to your study abroad year or your placement year. These are course related costs and are not included in your fee.

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Modules Overview

Modules

Module information is indicative and is reviewed annually therefore may be subject to change. Applicants will be informed if there are any changes.

PP0425 -

Learning at University (Core, 20 Credits)

This module aims to provide formal academic induction across your whole first year of study, introducing you to the academic literacy practices required to perform successfully in higher education. The module will equip you to become effective, active, independent learners throughout the rest of your degree. It will enable you to recognise appropriate approaches to study in higher education and begin to develop the academic skills, qualities and competencies expected of students on the programme. The module has been designed to support you to recognise and debate key concepts of your degree by encouraging you to actively engage in discussion and debate to enable you to make-sense of the subject-curricula and discourse communities of the discipline area and to develop your own standpoint.
The module will illuminate how to use, at various points throughout the programme, the expertise and resources on offer in a range of formats via, for instance, the Northumbria Skills framework including Skills Plus.

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Introduction to Academic Research (Core, 20 Credits)

This module provides you with an introduction to academic research within health and social sciences disciplines. In an increasingly information-rich society, knowledge and skills in research play an essential role in enabling society to anticipate, and respond to, unexpected challenges and change. Therefore, understanding and using research are recognised as essential requirements for all professionals to inform service improvement. This module is designed to develop your understanding of the nature, purpose, principles, practical challenges and ethics of research by examining a broad range of research methodologies and methods. You will also learn essential concepts and languages in research.

The focus of the module is on specific and very important aspects of research for you:
• Understanding the role of research;
• Introduction to research methodologies and how these underpin different forms of knowledge;
• Introduction to research methods and their strengths and weaknesses;
• Reviewing and critiquing literature with methodological appropriateness and with particular reference to the application to practice;
• understanding the importance of the ethical issues in research;
• Application of knowledge to practice and putting research to use.

This module will support you to develop the research skills and knowledge necessary that are transferable across disciplines. This module will assist you in the conception, development, documentation, delivery and reporting of your independent research. The module is invaluable in providing you with a solid foundation from which to develop your independent research, including final year project.

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Foundations of Health & Social Care Policy and Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

Improvements in living standards and the introduction of new technologies have had a significant impact on life expectancy of both older people, who live longer than ever before, and younger people with disabilities, who are enjoying longer and a better quality of life. This module has been designed to allow you to consider ways in which health and social care can be conceptualised and experienced through a variety of different methodologies. These include, exploring levels of analysis and professional and lay perspectives on health and social care. The underpinning eclectic concepts of health and social care will be examined in an integrated way. In addition you will be encouraged to explore ethical issues in health and social care such as equity, choice, need, autonomy, freedom, rationing and justice.

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Professional Practice and the Health & Social Care Workplace (Core, 20 Credits)

This module aims to provide an introduction and understanding of contemporary key issues in professional practice in Health and Social Care, and to enable you to relate the impact of various professions and their practice to the subject of Integrated Health and Social Care. It will enable you to make links between current research based evidence and social and health care policy and professionalism. Issues covered will include the changing nature of and challenges to professional practice; multi-professional and multi-agency working, changing health and social policies and their impact on practice, nature and understanding of professional knowledge and evaluation of the contribution of research. As part of this module you will also begin your “attachment” to a named outside agency. This attachment will allow you to develop links with this agency, throughout your wider degree programme, with the intention of providing you with opportunities to consider the practical application of your theoretical learning to the professional/workplace areana. This attachment will also form part of your formative assessment for this module.

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Investigating Health & Social Service Provision (Core, 20 Credits)

In this Module you will explore the structure of health and social care provision in the public, private and voluntary sectors. You will also research the history and development of these services, and the wider social and political contexts influencing their evolution. You will analyse user involvement in the development and provision of services, as well as discussing emerging trends affecting the current development of service provision.

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Inequalities and Social Justice (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will be introduced to a range of concepts and theories related to Public Health, Social Determinants of Health, Needs analysis, and User Involvement. You will explore a wide curriculum including Inequalities in health, mechanisms for need assessment and user participation. You will debate emergent themes and issues based upon contemporary research in his field. The Module aims to introduce you to the concepts and principles related to Public Health, Inequalities in Health, and Needs Assessment. This will enable you to explore and debate theoretical positions related to inequalities, social justice, and the analysis of need. The Module aims to give you a firm theoretical basis to explore these issues in subsequent Levels of your degree, and to support your conceptual understanding of contemporary debates about inequality and social justice within integrated health and social care.

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Research in Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

This module will help you to further develop knowledge from the module ‘introduction to academic research’ through development of a deeper understanding of the research process.
The overall module aim is to support you in developing your research skills and knowledge. You will also further develop your ability to analyse and critique research literature and to consider its application to practice. The module will provide you with a strong grounding in a range of research methods. It will also enable you to understand the philosophical and theoretical frameworks that underpin these methods and the research process as a whole. Undertaking this module will help you to prepare for your final year dissertation / project

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Mending the Gap: Collaborative Learning with Service Users (Optional, 20 Credits)

Working collaboratively, you will begin to reflect upon the way that gaps in knowledge and experience between professionals and service users/clients have been used to explain and justify unequal power relations. You will explore the ways in which narratives and representations are formed and circulate in everyday life in order to create stereotyped expectations and assumptions about different groups within society, and begin to identify ways of overcoming these. You will critically reflect on your own value base in relation to participation and collaboration with people with whom you have until now perhaps had limited contact and upon the implications of this learning experience for your own future professional practice. You will learn about the importance of valuing the voices, experiences and perspectives of marginalised people in Guidance and Counselling practice and in the co-production and ongoing development of Integrated Health and Social Care services.

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MAD Studies (Optional, 20 Credits)

This module invites you to explore the concept of ‘madness’ with a consideration of ‘mental health’, ‘distress’ and ‘wellbeing’ through the perspectives of mental health service users and/or ‘survivors’. The survivors’ movement reject biological and genetic explanations of their mental health, they celebrate their difference and challenge the legal constraints placed upon them. In essence this is a political alignment within both the ‘anti psychiatry’ and ‘holistic’ movements in the UK and internationally. This module will therefore introduce you to the principle theorists Foucault, Laing, Beresford and LeFrancois. In addition the contested importance of mental health ‘recovery’ in current mental health provision will be explored along with critical challenges to diagnosis, treatment and potential stigma. Recovery refers to the affirming process of discovering (or rediscovering) a positive sense of self and accepting and coping with the reality of any ongoing mental health distress. This in turn includes a critic of the biological determinism often associated with any mental health pathology. The module will take a historical perspective to the field of madness including topics of architecture and art as well as the early interpretations and treatments. Intersectionality will also be considered through the relative influences of gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation providing a fuller understanding of how these effect the mad narrative.

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International Perspectives on Health and Social Care (Core, 20 Credits)

This module will enable you to debate issues of citizenship, nationality, rights and duties in relation to health care and social welfare, through an understanding of forms of social capital and 'social ills' from a global perspective. You will analyse the development, implementation and diffusion of health and welfare policies in particular areas of the world, (for example India, China, the Pacific Rim), and assess their impact on the wellbeing of local populations.

The module aims to foster an understanding of the benefits and principles of comparative social policy analysis, as well as enabling you to debate issues of citizenship, nationality, rights and duties in relation to health and welfare provision through an understanding of the global and local distribution of social goods and social ills.

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Moral & Ethical Dilemmas in the Health & Social Care workplace (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will learn about the differences between morals (which define personal character), ethics (the social systems in which morals are applied), values (beliefs or ideals about what is good or bad or desirable and undesirable) and principles (the action-oriented expressions of values). Exploring the relationships between these, you will consider moral and ethical dilemmas in the health and social care workplace as involving conflicts between two or more ethical principles. This will involve you in learning about and reflecting upon concepts including justice, equality, inequality, rights, power, entitlement, citizenship, difference, dependence, independence, needs, distribution, and privatisation. These will be discussed in relation to issues such as the right to self-determination, the need for confidentiality, differences between your own and service users’ morals and values, the importance of human relationships, and the need to retain professional integrity and boundaries. You will also explore contemporary debates and arguments around, for example, who makes decisions about what constitutes quality of life or contrasting claims to the right to ‘assisted living’ with claims to the right to ‘assisted dying’.

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The Older Person in Health & Social Care systems (Core, 20 Credits)

The Module aims to introduce key theories that attempt to explain “modern ageing”, including the notion of the Third and Fourth Ages, ageism, the diversity of older people, and the impact of professional and political agendas on health and social care policies, and their effect in the delivery of appropriate interventions for individuals and groups. By exploring different social theories, you will consider how societies have attempted to give shape to, the personal lives of older people, and you will develop an understanding how personal experiences of being older are constituted not only through chronological age, but also through issues of social class, (dis)ability, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. This module introduces you to current debates regarding ageing and later life. You will consider historical contexts of “old age, work and welfare”, and debate why some societies expect individuals to stop work at a defined age and the impact this has on their lives. You will debate both the challenges and opportunities ageing societies bring at local, national and global levels, in and around the areas of health and social care, and consider changing societal attitudes as to what constitutes an “older person”, including the impact of the media.

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Communication Skills & Professional Boundaries (Core, 20 Credits)

The aim of this Module is to debate the development of boundaries as an important stage in the practice of various groups of practitioners in health and social care, exploring opportunities for collaborative working and evaluating the success of this in terms of the agenda of multiprofessional/integrated working. It will afford you opportunities to analyse concepts associated with collaboration, (or lack of), between “professionals” working in health and social care. You will also engage with and analyse the nature of, and challenges to, professional practice which have emerged as a result of multi-professional and multi-agency working. You will also consider theories of communication between professional groups focussing in particular on the use of “professional language” as a barrier to integrated working. You will also consider, in consultation with your named external agency, the practical issues associated with collaboration, (or lack of), between “professionals” working in health and social care settings, and the impact on service delivery. This will include you considering examples of models from past and current literature, critical evaluation of case studies and the evidence and personal knowledge based on your own, and other students and staff experiences, by engaging in exercises allowing reflection on individual experiences as a consumer of health and social care and consider these in terms of concepts from the module. and a changing health and social context in which professional working is influenced by policies - policies determined by the state which do, or have the potential to, impact on the realities of professional working and may not always correspond to real or perceived professional interactions and/or interventions.

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Health and Neighbourhood Renewal (Optional, 20 Credits)

In this module you will critically examine the interplay between public health; community-based health and social care provision; and community regeneration policies. You will develop skills in community profiling; critical analysis of the policies of regeneration; and critically reviewing community participation in health and social care delivery. The aim of this Module is to analyse and debate how public health and social care priorities are linked with the study of ‘communities’. Through an exploration of community development as an approach to working with communities you will evaluate lay health perspectives of health and social care. Theories of participation and empowerment will be debated and you will be introduced to different approaches to undertaking participative needs analysis exercises with communities. The Module also analyses how regeneration policies interact with wider health and social care policies.

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Integrated Health & Social Care: Study Abroad (Optional, 120 Credits)

The Study Abroad Year module is a full year 120 credit module which is available on degree courses which include a study abroad year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6. You will undertake a year of study abroad at a European University under the ERASMUS+ exchange scheme or at an approved partner University elsewhere. This gives you access to modules from your discipline taught in a different learning culture and so broadens your overall experience of learning. The course of study abroad will be dependent on the partner and will be recorded for an individual student on the learning agreement signed by the host University, the student, and the home University (Northumbria). Your study abroad year will be assessed on a pass/fail basis. It will not count towards your final degree classification but, if you pass, it is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Study Abroad Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “BSC (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (with Study Abroad Year)”.

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Integrated Health & Social Care: Work Placement (Optional, 120 Credits)

The Work Placement Year module is a full year 120 credit module available on degree courses which include a work placement year which is taken as an additional year of study between levels 5 and 6 (the length of the placement will be determined by your programme but it can be no less than 30 weeks and no more than 52 weeks). You will undertake a guided work placement at a host organisation. This is a Pass/Fail module and so does not contribute to classification. When taken and passed, however, the Placement Year is recognised in your transcript as a 120 credit Work Placement Module and on your degree certificate in the format – “BSC (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care (with Work Placement Year)”. The learning and teaching on your placement will be recorded in the training agreement signed by the placement provider, the student, and the home University (Northumbria).

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Management and Leadership in Integrated Health & Social Care (Core, 20 Credits)

In this module you will appraise contemporary management and leadership in Integrated Health and Social Care settings by reviewing the skills and knowledge needed to manage successfully. You will compare theories and concepts underpinning management and leadership in health and social care initiatives in relation to political, social, cultural and professional perspectives in the workplace, by drawing on real life examples. The aim of this Module is to prepare you to work effectively within management settings by giving you insights into the running of a wide variety of integrated health and social care initiatives in the public, voluntary and private sectors, and as such this module lends itself to a continuation/enhancement of the links you have formed with your external agency agency in the first 2 years of your degree.

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Law, Ethics & Governance in Integrated Health & Social Care Practice (Core, 20 Credits)

You will study ethical theory and law as it pertains to practice in Integrated Health & Social Care. Specifically you will look at the legal framework which governs contemporary health and social care in England. Further to which you will explore variations in ethical and legal responsibilities globally. You will appraise issues of vulnerability and safeguarding in health and social care in relation to children and adults using a person centred approach.

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Safe and Effective Practice in Integrated Health & Social Care (Core, 20 Credits)

This module will involve you in thinking about the non technical skills which often underpin human error. You will consider error from the perspective of the organisation, individual professionals and teams and patients/service users and their family. You will analyse human behaviour in the context of health and social care service design and delivery. Specifically the relationship between systems, technology and human behaviour will be explored to expose opportunities for avoidable harm and opportunity to mitigate against harm.

You will draw upon learning from previous modules and in conjunction with your module ‘management & leadership in health & social care’.

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Changing Landscapes and Policy Critiques in Integrated Health and Social Care (Core, 20 Credits)

The aim of the module is to engage you in critical discussion and analysis of emerging trends in contemporary health and social care issues and policies. You will build on existing knowledge and develop your understanding of the changing social and political contexts for health and social care issues and policies. This module also allows you to develop knowledge and expertise in relation to an area of interest through independent enquiry.

The module encourages you to develop an understanding of local, national and global perspectives on emerging trends and contemporary issues and to explore a range of theoretical frameworks.

You will examine health and social care contexts including organisations, neighbourhoods and communities and explore the contribution of local authorities and other public sector organisations, families, business and voluntary organisations. You will also evaluate the impact of health and social care policies on particular communities, professionals and/or organisations and critically reflect on policy and practice using research evidence.

You will be encouraged to explore a range of question in relation to an emerging issue. For example:

What are the challenges facing organisations delivering health and social care?
What impact do health and social care policies have on professionals and service users?
What roles do professionals and service users have in developing health and social care policies and practice?
What are the ‘drivers for change’ in relation to Health and social care?

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Core Project (Core, 40 Credits)

Building on research understanding and skills developed throughout your programme, this module will introduce you to key ideas, perspectives and activities in social research relevant to Integrated Health and Social Care. You will develop knowledge and understanding about what and how things can be ‘known’ (epistemology), ways of seeing the world (paradigms), approaches and traditions in research (methodology), collecting or generating data (methods) and analysing or interpreting findings (analysis). In addition, you will understand how to relate each of these elements into a coherent research project and will appreciate relevant ethical issues that apply to your research.

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