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 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.

Health and Wellbeing in Society– Students embark on exploring the factors which contribute to good health, and students learn the importance of factors which influence people’s health and well-being within society. These include social, economic, political and environmental drivers. Students gain knowledge of prevention methods for ill health and tools for health improvement within the community. The module focuses on social determinants of health and health promotion. As well as commenting on how to reduce health inequalities in society.

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 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 how 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 individuals with diverse backgrounds. The module reviewed 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 its impact on the industry. The module provides students with a clearer understanding of the voluntary sector. The module focuses on students’ understanding of the relevant employability skills needed within the healthcare sector. 

Contemporary Debates – Analysing contemporary debates in healthcare, such as the ageing 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 reviews 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 society. The module explores the social class variation of a 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 global challenges faced globally. 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.

Media, Crime and Control – (Criminology Students) – The students will explore how media portrays crime and evaluate media bias.  Students will be encouraged to apply criminology theories within the context of media and crime. Students will explore the presentation of crime and how it impacts people’s perception of crimes. Students will be able to compare different media and see where people source their news and whether this influences people’s perceptions. 

Foundations of Criminology (Criminology Students) –  In this module, students will be studying criminal behaviour and the causes and consequences of crime. As well as looking at the criminal justice system. In this module, theories of crime will be embedded throughout. 

Criminal Justice in Modern Britain (Criminology Students) – This module will provide a definition of the crime justice system, and showcase the process. Theories and models of  the criminal justice will be explored. A discussion on the development of crime in society, and ways in which this could be prevented through community safety initiatives will be commented on. Students will review trials of crime and explore the alternative to traditional court settings. The module will explore the development of the criminal justice system in England and Wales, including the youth justice system. 

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 they need to successfully move through the programme into their working life.

Level 5

Inter-agency Working- Exploring the leadership skills needed to

successfully lead a team. 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 what characteristics make a great leader in health and social care. The
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 gathering, analysing, and developing meaningful conclusions. The module allows students to develop their research plan, which they can develop further for their dissertation in level six. Students can 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 is 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 the 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 aims to introduce major concepts and principles of modern public health.

Financial Control and Budgeting – The module aims 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 review the impact climate change has on human health. Students are allowed 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 reviews the importance of creating a social care landscape that meets everyone’s needs. This refers to 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 module aims to introduce the students 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.

Media, Crime and Control – (Law Students) In this module, students are provided with an overview of mainstream, digital and social media scopes. The students learn the concepts of media discourse, media’s social construction, and how media portrays crime. As well as seeing whether this influences people’s interpretation of crime and individuals. Students are provided with the tools to complete a critical analysis of a range of media discourses throughout the module.

Level 7

Research Methods of Enquiry – This module provides students with a practice-led, knowledge-applied approach to research within the public health sector.

Dissertation – This is a triple module, the final bridge for students between a PG Diploma and a Master of Public health. Students must complete a research project (systematic review or project management). The module involves 600 study hours, whereby students demonstrate the planning, development, analysis and evaluation of a public health topic.

Leadership and Project Management – This module focuses on professional development and service improvement within the ever-evolving health and healthcare enivorment. Students develop the skillset to critically appraise organisations’ practices and apply leadership concepts.

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