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Throughout the Integrated Health and Social Care degree, we aim to support you to explore, discuss and evaluate social care services and health and welfare systems from a range of different perspectives.

You will research the history of health and social welfare provision, critically examine a range of professional roles, discuss the potential for service user involvement and analyse global health issues and government policy. In addition, you will debate a range of significant social welfare issues such as disability; equality and social justice; mental health; and the social determinants of health.

This degree also aims to equip you with knowledge about some of the issues and tensions of partnership and inter-professional working, involving service users, and why integration between health and social care might lead to higher standards of care.

This knowledge will prepare you for potential roles in a variety of health and social care settings, such as working with people experiencing mental health issues, in Domestic Violence services, or in Public Health teams.  It will also prepare you for post-graduate and/or professional study in this health and social care related subjects. 

Throughout the Integrated Health and Social Care degree, we aim to support you to explore, discuss and evaluate social care services and health and welfare systems from a range of different perspectives.

You will research the history of health and social welfare provision, critically examine a range of professional roles, discuss the potential for service user involvement and analyse global health issues and government policy. In addition, you will debate a range of significant social welfare issues such as disability; equality and social justice; mental health; and the social determinants of health.

This degree also aims to equip you with knowledge about some of the issues and tensions of partnership and inter-professional working, involving service users, and why integration between health and social care might lead to higher standards of care.

This knowledge will prepare you for potential roles in a variety of health and social care settings, such as working with people experiencing mental health issues, in Domestic Violence services, or in Public Health teams.  It will also prepare you for post-graduate and/or professional study in this health and social care related subjects. 

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, Northumbria University

City
Newcastle

Start
September 2020

Fee Information

Module Information

Book An Open Day / Experience Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Integrated Health and Social Care. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

In the first year of the degree, the modules you study cover the foundations and some of the key concepts of health and social care and some of the different professions involved in health and social care (such as nursing, occupational therapy, social work etc.). You also learn about the history of health and social care services and how they have developed over time and you begin to debate issues of social justice and needs, and how the environment in which we live can affect our health. In addition, you are introduced to different ways of learning at university and how academic research is carried out.

In the second year, you learn about different international systems for organising and providing health and social care services, and some moral and ethical dilemmas that arise when providing care for people. You also learn about communication skills and professional boundaries, different perspectives on caring for older people and you will begin to develop your skills as a research in your own right. You also get to choose an optional module that may allow you to pursue and learn more about an issue you are particularly interested in.

In the third year, you explore changing policy landscapes of health and social care and begin to learn about management and leadership approaches. You also discuss legal, ethical and governance issues relating to social care and examine what we mean by safe and effective practice. You will also carry out a research project of your own, supported by a supervisor.

Book An Open Day / Experience Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

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The teaching staff on this course come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are interested in lots of different research and policy areas. We have qualified social workers, nurses and occupational therapists teaching on the programme and staff who have previously worked with young people, in housing services, local authorities, and with User Led Organisations (ULOs) and disabled groups.

Our staff’s research interests cover issues such as patient safety, school food, resilience amongst young people, disability rights, health inequalities amongst traveller communities, the involvement of service users, the concept of Madness, how health policies are implemented, family policy, and poverty.

Book An Open Day / Experience Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

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The Coach Lane Campus offers modern teaching facilities, two cafes, a well-equipped library and plenty of space for group work and individual study.

You will be part of a growing multi-disciplinary department that includes education, social work, children and young people, public health and community wellbeing. Our academic team are actively involved in some of the ‘real issues’ that face individuals and communities through their research into health inequalities, poverty, welfare rights and advice, child protection and service user involvement.

We work in partnership with a range of different organisations outside of the university and we encourage learning outside of the classroom as much as we can. This involves trips to local health and social care organisations, health walks and tasks for students to do off-campus.

Book An Open Day / Experience Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Integrated Health and Social Care. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

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 approach on this course.

In the first two years of study, you will learn about a range of research approaches, from people who are actively involved in carrying out research around health and social care issues. For example, some of our staff are involved in a new £16 million national project to address health inequalities in the country and the prevention of poor health.

Our staff are also involved in writing books, book chapters, journal articles and reports for government and charitable organisations. These works are intended to be read by a wide range of people, including students, other academics, policy makers and practitioners. For example, Colin Cameron who teaches on this degree has edited a widely used student textbook on Disability Studies

These experiences will hopefully inform your studies into Integrated Health and Social Care and how you approach your research project. You will be encouraged to identify and select topics you are interested in, and to think about potential research issues from a range of perspectives.

In your final year, you undertake a research project that will allow you to study a topic you are interested in in detail and help to prepare you for the professional and/or academic world beyond this degree.

Book An Open Day / Experience Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

Visit an Open Day to get an insight into what it's like to study Integrated Health and Social Care. Speak to staff and students from the course and get a tour of the facilities.

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. 

Book An Open Day / Experience Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

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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.

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 and use the links and networks we have with local employers to improve your employability. A number of extra-curricular career development and employability sessions, focusing on different professions and aspects of job-hunting run throughout the year.

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.

Book An Open Day / Experience Integrated Health and Social Care BSc (Hons)

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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 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

Entry Requirements 2020/21

Standard Entry

120 UCAS Tariff points
From a combination of acceptable Level 3 qualifications which may include: A level, BTEC Diplomas/Extended Diplomas, Scottish and Irish Highers, Access to HE Diplomas or the International Baccalaureate

Find out how many points your qualifications are worth using the UCAS Tariff calculator: www.ucas.com/ucas/tariff-calculator

Subject Requirements:
There are no specific subject requirements for this course

GCSE Requirements:
Students will need Maths and English Language at minimum grade 4 or C, or the equivalent.

Additional Requirements:
A suitable DBS Enhanced Certificate is required.

International Qualifications:
We welcome applicants with a range of qualifications from the UK and worldwide which may not exactly match those shown above. If you have taken qualifications outside the UK you can find out how your qualifications compare by visiting our country page www.northumbria.ac.uk/yourcountry

English Language Requirements:
International applicants are required to have a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with 5.5 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

There are no Additional Costs

Fees, Scholarships and Discounts

Click here for information on all fees, scholarships and discounts

Fees and Funding 2020/21 Entry

UK/EU Fee in Year 1**: TBC

Undergraduate fees are set by Government and are subject to annual review. Once these have been approved we will update fees/funding information for UK and EU students.


International Fee in Year 1: £15,500

Scholarships for 2020/2021 entry have not been announced. Please visit the 2019/2020 international scholarship page for the 2019/2020 scholarship offer.


ADDITIONAL COSTS

TBC


Scholarships and Discounts

20/21 fees and funding information has not been confirmed. 19/20 information is listed below.

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Click here for International undergraduate funding and scholarships information.

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How to Apply

Applications via UCAS

Most full-time and sandwich first degrees, extended degrees, DipHE and HND courses require that application is made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) Clearing House.

If you are at school or college, staff there will advise you on how to apply. If you are not at school or college, you can apply using the UCAS secure, web-based online application system ucasapply.

Applicants apply via UCAS apply wherever there is access to the internet, and full instructions and an online help facility is available. Application details can be checked and printed at any time, text for personal statements and references can be copied and pasted into applications from a word processing package, and applications can normally be processed by the relevant Clearing House within one working day once submitted. More details on apply can be found on the UCAS website at www.ucas.com.

  • The UCAS institution code for Northumbria University is NORTH N77

If you wish to defer your entry, you should ensure you indicate this in section 3i of the application form. Full details of application deadlines and the application fee can be found on the UCAS website. Please note, however, we are unable to consider applications for deferred entry to our Teacher Training, Nursing, Midwifery and Operating Department Practice programmes.

Application Deadlines

Equal consideration is given to all applications received at UCAS by 6.00pm on 15 January. Details of all UCAS deadlines can be found on the UCAS website www.ucas.com.

UCAS will accept applications up to 30 June, but we can only consider these if there are still vacancies in relevant subjects. You are advised to check with the University before applying for popular courses which may already be full. Candidates applying for any courses after early September must follow the UCAS Late Registration Procedure, and we will provide the appropriate form.

Decision Making Process

When we receive your application it will be forwarded to the Admissions Tutor who will consider your application in accordance with the University’s Admissions Policy.

Most subject areas do not require applicants to attend an interview as part of the selection procedure. However, if the standard procedure is to interview candidates, this is specified in the degree programme entrance requirements. Some courses, such as Health, Social Work and Teacher Training, require specific checks or requirements to be put in place during the normal selection process. These are detailed on the individual course details pages.

Fairness and Transparency

The University is committed to a system of admissions that ensures fairness, transparency and equal opportunities within the legal framework of the UK and best practice. All reasonable effort will be made to ensure that no prospective or existing student is unreasonably treated less favourably on the grounds of age, race, colour, nationality, ethnic origin, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital or parental/carer status, political belief or social or economic class, or any other type of discrimination.

What Happens Next

You will receive one of the following from UCAS or our Admissions Office:

  • Conditional offer which depends on you achieving certain grades from forthcoming examinations, completing relevant checks, or other requirements prior to entry. You may be asked to send us a copy of your certificates/qualifications once these have been received to enable us to confirm your offer. Not all examination results are sent to Universities via UCAS.
  • Unconditional offer if you have already satisfied entry requirements.
  • Reject your application.

Tuition Fee Assessment

Tuition fees are set at different levels for Home/EU and International Students. Before you begin your course the University must establish your tuition fee status. In many cases, the University will be able to make this assessment without requiring any additional information.

Guidance can be found on the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) website www.ukcisa.org.uk to help you understand how Higher Education Institutions (HEI’s) make an assessment on your fee status.

Selection Process

Interviews

Applicants who may not have the standard entry qualifications are welcome to apply and may be interviewed. Some courses will interview as part of the selection process. This applies particularly to courses in art and design, teaching and health.

Health Screening

Applicants for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Primary (Early Years) and Social Work will be required to complete a health questionnaire, and you may be required to attend a doctor or nurse assessment at the University Health Centre.

Prior to beginning your programme, all applicants to Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy are advised to start a course of Hepatitis B vaccinations, available from your own GP. In addition, Midwifery applicants must provide evidence before they commence training that they are immune to Hepatitis B or have Hepatitis B non-carried status.

Applicants to these courses who have had contact with MRSA in the previous 6 months may be asked to provide evidence that they are not colonised by submitting negative swabs results prior to commencement of training. Alternatively, you may be screened on commencement of the programme.

All applicants will receive vaccination screening at the University Health Centre on commencement of their programme.

Disclosure of Criminal Background

To help the University reduce the risk of harm or injury to any member of its community caused by the criminal behaviour of other students, it must know about any relevant criminal convictions an applicant has.

Relevant criminal convictions are only those convictions for offences against the person, whether of a violent or sexual nature, and convictions for offences involving unlawfully supplying controlled drugs or substances where the conviction concerns commercial drug dealing or trafficking. Convictions that are spent (as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) are not considered to be relevant and you should not reveal them - unless you are applying for one of the courses outlined within the following paragraph.

If you are applying for courses in teaching, health, social work and courses involving work with children or vulnerable adults, you must complete the section of your UCAS application form entitled ‘Criminal Convictions’. You must disclose anycriminal convictions, including spent sentences and cautions (including verbal cautions) and bindover orders. Further information on how to complete this section is available from the UCAS booklet ‘How to Apply’. For these courses, applicants are required to undergo police clearance for entry and will need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) enhanced disclosure form. 

The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups, including children. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). Access to the DBS checking service is only available to registered employers who are entitled by law to ask an individual to reveal their full criminal history, including spent convictions - also known as asking 'an exempted question'. The University is such a 'registered employer' and will send you the appropriate documents to fill in if you are offered a place in the course.

If you are convicted of a relevant criminal offence after you have applied, you must tell UCAS and the University. Do not send details of the offence; simply tell UCAS and the University that you have a relevant criminal conviction. You may then be asked to supply more details.

Anti-fraud Checks

Please note that both UCAS and the University follow anti-fraud procedures to detect and prevent fraudulent applications. If it is found that an applicant supplies a fraudulent application then it will be withdrawn.

Plagiarism

Applicants suspected of providing, or found to have provided, false information will be referred to UCAS if their application was made via UCAS. The same is true for applicants who are suspected of omitting, or found to have omitted, information that they are required to disclose according to UCAS regulations. Applications identified by UCAS’s Similarity Detection software to contain plagiarised material will be considered on an individual basis by Admissions Staff, taking into account the nature, relevance and importance of the plagiarism. The University reserves the right to cancel an application or withdraw any offer made if it is found that an application contains false, plagiarised or misleading information.

Extra

The Extra process enables applicants who have not been offered a place, or have declined all offers received, can use EXTRA to apply for other courses that still have vacancies before Clearing starts. The Extra process normally operates from late February until the end of June and Applicants should use the Course Search facility at UCAS to find which courses have vacancies.

Clearing

If you have not succeeded in gaining a place at your firm or insurance university, UCAS will send you details about Clearing, the procedure which matches course vacancies with students who do not have a university place. Information about degree vacancies at Northumbria is published in the national press; and you can also find information on our dedicated Clearing web pages during this period. We operate a Helpline - 0191 40 60 901 - throughout the Clearing period for enquiries about course vacancies.

Adjustment
If an applicant has both met and exceeded the conditions of their firmly accepted offer, they will have up to five calendar days from the time their place was confirmed (or A level results day, whichever is the later) to research places more appropriate to their performance. Applicants will have to nominate themselves for this system, and their eligibility will be confirmed by the institution they apply to adjust to.

Going to University from Care
Northumbria University is proud of its work in widening participation of young people and adults to university. We have recently been successful in being awarded the Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education. This mark was created to recognise institutions who go that extra mile to support students who have been in public care. To find out more, visit our Going to University from Care web page.

Disabled Students

Northumbria welcomes enquiries and applications from disabled students whether disability is due to mobility or sensory impairment, specific learning difficulties, mental health issues or a medical condition. Applications from disabled students are processed in the usual way, but applicants should declare their disability at the application stage so that the University can contact them to assess how to meet any support needs they may have. Disabled applicants may be invited to visit the University so that this can be done in person.

To find out more contact:
Disability Support Team
Tel +44 (0)191 227 3849 or
Minicom +44 (0)191 222 1051

International Students

The University has a thriving overseas community and applications from International students are welcome. Advice on the suitability of overseas qualifications is available from:

International Office
Northumbria University
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 8ST
UK
Email: international@northumbria.ac.uk
Tel +44 (0)191 227 4274
Fax +44 (0)191 261 1264

(However, if you have already applied to Northumbria and have a query, please contact internationaladmissions@northumbria.ac.uk or telephone 00 44 191 243 7906)

Provision of Information

The University reserves the right at any stage to request applicants and enrolling students to provide additional information about any aspect of their application or enrolment. In the event of any student providing false or inaccurate information at any stage, and/or failing to provide additional information when requested to do so, the University further reserves the right to refuse to consider an application, to withdraw registration, rescind home fees status where applicable, and/or demand payment of any fees or monies due to the University.

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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PP0428 -

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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PP0431 -

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 multi-professional/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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Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

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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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Health and Life Sciences Work Placement Year (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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Modules

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

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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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PP0558 -

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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PP0559 -

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 multi-professional/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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PP0560 -

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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Year in International Business (This is made up of 5 modules studied in Newcastle (Semester 1) & Amsterdam (Semester 2) (Optional,120 Credits)

This overarching module descriptor covers the Year in International Business which is made up of 5 modules which students study in Newcastle (semester 1) and Amsterdam (semester 2).

This additional year of studies has been designed to develop students’ business awareness and their soft skills through a semester of study in the UK followed by engagement in studying in Amsterdam and working on real business projects to further enhance and develop this knowledge, skills and attributes.

Semester 1 in the UK comprises three 20-credit modules aimed at students new to business and management, which also equips the students for a semester in Amsterdam, working in teams on a “real-world”, client facing project. Of the modules studies in Semester 1 provide students with the “soft”, “analytical” and “project management” skills necessary to embark on a “real-world” client-centred consultancy project in Semester 2. In Semester 2, students will work move to Amsterdam and study two modules on Northumbria licensed premises. The first module, Group Business Consultancy Project, is a Level 5 40 credit Consultancy Project providing a supported and challenging experience with real business supervised by Northumbria and possibly Dutch academics. The final module complements the development of business knowledge and application through a contextualised consideration of International Business. This will also add to the Business Consultancy experience, thereby guaranteeing a coherent business experience.

The modules are outlined below:

Semester 1
HR9505 Managing People at Work (20 credits)
SM9511 Global Business Environment (20 credits)
AF5022 Financial Decision Making (20 credits)

Semester 2
AT5000 Digital Business (20)
AT5001 Group Business Consultancy Project (40 credits)

In semester 1, students will learn in an environment aligned to that of business students on full time programmes. A mixture of large group and small group sessions will take place. In semester 2, in accordance with the experiential learning pedagogical approach in the Business Clinic operated at Newcastle Business School, the group consultancy work will involve students working in groups, facilitated by academics but also independently and amongst their peers in collaborative project work to provide real business consultancy. Assessment has been developed in accordance with Northumbria’s Assessment for Learning principles including a broad mix of assessment appropriate to the learning outcomes being assessed and with opportunities for formative feedback.

A student who passes all modules will, on successful completion of their undergraduate programme of study, have the title “(Year in International Business UK and Amsterdam)” added to their degree award title. Students who do not pass 120 credits will have those modules that have been completed recorded on their transcript.

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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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Health and Life Sciences Work Placement Year (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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PP0642 -

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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