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Social policy draws on the intellectual traditions of the political and philosophical sciences as a basis for its approach to understanding topics such as equality, fairness, social justice, social citizenship, freedom or liberalism. These concepts are important when tracing the key ideas and principles which have influenced both past and current developments of welfare provisions in the UK, or when thinking critically about why we have needed policy and legislation to ensure equality of treatment for people of various social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. By developing a sound understanding of these topics, students will be better equipped to develop informed responses to some of the key challenges facing governments today and which are explored in more depth through other social policy modules: should governments promote equality of access to higher education by subsidising fees for all? Now that we are living in a ¿global village¿, should we be thinking about welfare needs from a global citizenship perspective? Is it fair that some people earn high incomes but still receive child benefit? Are policy-makers today still influenced by neo-liberal values about the role that market forces should take in meeting social needs?
This module provides an introduction to student skills, learning skills, IT skills, communication skills and elements of Health Informatics that prepares the student for work in the clinical environment of the National Health Service as an Assistant/Associate audiology practitioner.
The module will prepare students for their professional role as a healthcare science practitioner in Cardiology. Students will gain an understanding of their role in the patient pathway and the importance of evidence-based practice that considers patient-centred care.
This module will build upon the tenets of Business Management for Healthcare (SHF201) to explore the need for effective marketing, financial management and the development of core business policy and procedures in managing private health care businesses.
This module considers key issues in osteopathy and health care practice based on reflection from student placements and learning. This module will be delivered through group discussion and feedback sessions.
This module introduces students to the concept of evidence based practice and will provide an introduction to research methods.
The current and future challenges in health and social care make it essential for front line practitioners to have leadership skills and be able to influence and manage change to improve the care and outcomes for service users and contribute to drive forward service improvement. This module will provide students with the theory underpinning leadership and the management of change and the opportunity to explore and discuss their application in the context of clinical practice.
This is a themed, standalone study day which will lead to a certificate of attendance. There are no credit points attached to this module.
This module aims to develop students' critical awareness of the moral dimension of health care. Ethical analysis of relevant issues is based upon extant theory and principles. Students are encouraged to reconsider ethical issues in their day to day practice, against their developing knowledge and understanding of literature, and broader organizational/social/policy implications.
The module¿s objectives are to provide students with an appreciation of the connection between our concept of the person and our understanding of some of the conditions that are the objects of medical attention, including aspects of mental health, disability, genetics and dying.
This module introduces the legal system in England & Wales and its role in medicine. Students will be introduced to the nature of law and legal argument and learn how to evaluate case law in relation to consent to examination and treatment.