Contemporary Issues in Health M04HLSCoventry University
£ 597 - (667 €)
- Vocational qualification
- Scarborough (Grossbritannien)
Was lernen Sie in diesem Kurs?
Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
This module aims to provide a critical understanding of health and health care by locating it in its local, international, social, economic and political context; it encourages analysis of health and social care by considering current research, policy and practice in areas such as: systems and structures of health care delivery; methods and tools of service delivery; issues in inter-professional working; service user involvement and perspectives and other drivers which influence service planning, quality and delivery. Students’ own experiences and understanding of health and social care provision will form a valuable foundation for discussion and study.WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
The content of this module contributes to an in-depth knowledge of factors which influence health and health care. We aim for students to use this knowledge through application to enhance care quality through a range of skills including leadership and management, critical analysis and decision making.
We aim to enable students to emerge from this programme equipped with the knowledge to embrace the challenges of the rapidly changing health and healthcare environment. The module content supports the prospects of students aiming to be the leaders who contribute to Public Health strategy and lead quality improvement in Healthcare in the future.WHAT WILL I LEARN?
The module content will be shaped by current issues, with a focus on:
- The ideological and political local and international context of health policy.
- The policy process and contemporary policy issues in health.
- Organisational structures and systems for delivery of health care, including organisational configurations
- Shifting sites of care – institutional, intermediate and community.
- Models of service user involvement – patient/client, consumer or citizen.
- Market and quasi-market approaches, managerialism, approaches to the role of the voluntary and private sectors; international comparisons.
- The impact of current policy on structural inequalities in health and social wellbeing.
- Methods and tools of service delivery including global budget setting, rationing and prioritising mechanisms, assessment and care planning/management systems, evaluation and outcome measures, performance indicators, organisational accountability.
On successful completion you should be able to:
- Analyse critically developments in health and social policy and their implications for the delivery of health and social care at a local, regional and international level.
- Evaluate the appropriateness of identified systems and structures of health and social services in the context of demand, need, resources and available evidence of effectiveness.
- Using appropriate evidence, evaluate from a range of perspectives, including those of service users and professionals, the effectiveness of methods and tools for health delivery.
- Examine critically the extent and influence of service user and staff involvement in the planning and provision of health services.
- Assess critically the impact of social, economic and political factors on professional practice, planning and service delivery in health and health care.
- Explore ways in which research is used – and could be used – to shape the organisation and delivery of health care.
Autumn term: Tuesdays 4pm - 7pm
Induction will take place on the first day of each module (excluding Mentoring).
We welcome students with disabilities. We recognise that education is a right for all who can benefit from it and that students with disabilities have an equal right of access to higher education. Our staff also recognise that individuals with disabilities are the best source of expertise about themselves and their needs. All students with disabilities should be able to participate as far as is reasonably practical in the educational and social activities we make available. Such students should be encouraged to expect equal treatment as individuals and that they and their work will be considered solely on the basis of their quality.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
- Coursework 1: Annotated Bibliography (15% Module Mark).
- Coursework 2: 3500 word Essay (85% Module Mark).
To apply for this course and to download our full course prospectus, please see the information about the Continuing Professional Development courses run by the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.How will this course enhance my career prospects?
Students will have opportunity to develop a comprehensive knowledge of factors which influence health and health care and to refine higher level cognitive skills including critical analysis, problem-solving and decision-making ability necessary to play a key role in leading developments in Public Health or in Healthcare through research, education or leadership and management.APPLY FOR THIS COURSE ORDER A PROSPECTUS "