Teaching Experience (University Level)

Level 3

The Structure of Business- The module explores the different types of businesses and critical elements that are the foundations of a business. Students explore the strength and weaknesses of legal frameworks and finance-generating opportunities. 

Improving health for individuals and populations and Foundation – This module provides the student with an insight into how to promote health. The module explores approaches to health that focus on persuading or empowering individuals to change and on changing the environment within which people live for the benefit of the collective (e.g. communities or populations).

Skills for Academic Study – The module takes the student through academic, personal and professional skills essential to academic study, including problem-solving, referencing and basic research skills.

Developing Academic Writing: The module support students in learning the key skills they need to succeed in undergraduate studies. These include time management, self-study, identifying credible sources and how to apply them to their work. Thus, providing the students with the ability and self-confidence to develop as independent learners.

Level 4

Planning and Managing Resources – Reviewing the importance of resource allocation and considering the cost-effectiveness of services. Discussing financial shortfalls, managing fraud, and healthcare finances. The module aims to develop an basic knowledge and understanding of management theory and practice in resource planning, controlling and decision-making. Resource management will be explored with an emphasis on the understanding and use of appropriate theories to explain the ways in which business organisations respond to issues and problems within a health-related context.

Communication and Collaboration in Managing the Professional Environment – Understanding the codes of practice and how to develop a successful team. The module explores the role of team roles and the delegation of tasks to suitable candidates. 

Health as a Social and Cultural Issue – Reviewing the variations in the risks of diseases and differences in health experienced by an individual with diverse backgrounds. The module focused on reviewing the different challenges different communities may face and how these challenges have been addressed. 

Preparation for Volunteering and Employment in Health and Social Care – Exploring the importance of volunteering in healthcare settings and the impact it has had on the industry. The module provides students with a clearer understanding of the voluntary sector. The module focuses upon students understanding the relevant employability skills needed within the healthcare sector. 

Contemporary Debates – Analysing contemporary debates in healthcare, such as the aging population, dignity in death, and vaccinations. The module encourages students to gather research and develop theoretical arguments on healthcare issues. 

Making Sense of Society – An introduction to sociology, reviewing the theories developed by Marx, Durkheim, and Weber. The module discusses how the rise of capitalism has impacted today’s society, and the impact of gendered power dominance has impacted the community. 

Social Policy and Society – Reviews different political perspectives and political ideologies and how these impact society both positively and negatively. The module looks back on the historical policies and compares them with today’s political topics such as Brexit and Tax. 

Sociology of Health – The module reviews social thinkers and sociological perspectives debating how these have impacted on society. The module explores the social class variation of community and the variety of social structures’ effect on health and access to healthcare services.

Meeting the Needs of Service Users – Reviewing care values and the importance of developing relationships with service users. The module reviews different care plan strategies and healthcare theories of how to successfully meet the needs of the service user while considering the pressures upon services and possible constrictions due to funding or other elements. 

Social, Political, and Ethical Issues in International Healthcare – Exploring how healthcare differs globally and considering how the Western world impacts developing countries. The module delves into healthcare policies and systems, exposing the different challenges faced globally in healthcare. As well as reviewing natural and human-made disasters and examining the short and long-term effects on people’s well-being. 

Fostering Dignity and Respect – Reflecting upon personal values vs values of care and considering those who may feel excluded socially and the impact this has. The module reviews ethical issues, Human Rights, stereotyping, and empathy

Effective Interdisciplinary Study (Psychology Module) – Skills for Interdisciplinary Study is designed to alleviate student concerns by gradually and incrementally introducing the student to the academic, professional and personal development skills that they need to successfully move through the programme and into their working life.

Level 5

Inter-agency Working- Exploring the different leader skills needed to
lead a team successfully. The module explores Health and Social Care agencies
(councils, health boards, and commissioners) and the importance of their role
when developing a service. 

Leading Teams in Health and Social Care – Exploring the basics of leading a team and the required
characteristics of what makes a great leader in health and social care. The
module reflects upon leadership theories.

Introduction to Research Methods for Health – The module provides students with an introduction to the research progress, focusing on how to gather, analyse, and develop meaningful conclusions. The module offers students to develop their research plan, which they can develop further for their dissertation in level six. Students are provided the opportunity to demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies and data collection techniques. 

Health Promotion – The module provides students with an introduction of the importance of education and the promotion of health to encourage well-being. The focus on the activities are for the students to address how they would communicate and implement someone’s health intervention, and establish the barriers that may affect them. An exploration of health promotion models such as: Health belief model, Ottawa Charter, Ecological Models, Stages of Change (Trans-theoretical) Model and Social Cognitive Theory. As well as this, the students learn to distinguish the five approaches to health promotion: behavioural changes, medical, education, client centred and societal changes.

Public Health – The module aim is to introduce major concepts and principles of modern public health.

Financial Control and Budgeting – The aim of the module is to explore the differences and links between health and social care provision in the UK and globally.

Level 6

Environmental Management and Sustainable Health – The module reviews the impact climate change has upon human health. Students are provided the opportunity to explore the concepts of environmental management, and how local and global policies impact climate change and sustainable development. 

Quality Management in a Care Setting – The module focuses on reviewing the importance of creating a social care landscape that meets everyone’s needs. This refers upon both staff and service users needs. Thus, creating a united vision of health.

Business Analysis Planning – The module helps to develop management skills needed in healthcare settings by developing the student’s ability to make sound judgements based on data.

Research Methods and Final Project – The purpose of the module is to introduce the student’s to health and social care research methods and assess their ability to conduct independent, academic research.

Global Health and Sustainability – The overall aim of this module will be to analyse the meaning of sustainability within the context of global health and review the historical theories about sustainability.

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