In this module students will explore the ways that different groups of people experience society, with a focus on discrimination and how to combat it. We will be looking at how we can place people with care and support needs at the heart of our work. We will then consider different ways of doing this within social care. Lived experience perspectives will underpin the module throughout, together with exploring the wishes and feelings of people with social care needs and lived experience.
You will work with peers from other subject areas on case studies centred on the concept of the family. You will learn how your different professions work together through group tasks where you will have to do exactly that.
The module is a combination of academic study skills and problem based learning designed to develop your skills and prepare you for undergraduate study. You will learn skills such as critical reading, academic writing and the importance of referencing. You will learn about working with others to solve problems. Learning Outcomes 1) Carry out defined investigative strategies and communicate results effectively in a given format 2) Use a range of digital tools to complete tasks effectively 3) Collect information to inform a choice of solutions to problems 4) Reflect on own and others' behaviours and capabilities against given criteria
This module will help students define social care and place social care provision in context in Britain today. We will explore how social care is funded and delivered in the UK by drawing on examples of social care providers from the private, voluntary and statutory sectors. We will consider how differing care and support needs are met through social care provision.
The module will introduce you to ethical issues within your field of study. You will explore issues of respect for others, cultural awareness, and equality and diversity in your subject. You will be faced with ethical dilemmas and will need to formulate responses that demonstrate your understanding of what it means to be an ethical practitioner.
In the academic and health community there is increasing discussion about variations in the risk of disease and differences in the health experience of individuals with diverse backgrounds. In the last three decades or more, differences in health outcomes and experience by different groups have received more and more attention. This module looks at how health is affected by various social and cultural factors and what is being done to address these challenges so that the health and well being of all groups in society can be improved.
In this module we will introduce you to a range of ideas and perspectives about communities and how children, adults and families are involved within communities. Communities are important social structures that in contemporary UK society are diverse; their needs impact and influence how we deliver social care services. We shall start by introducing the concept of communities, types of communities and how we define them and encourage you to explore your own place in communities that you belong to. We will explore the nature, concepts, theories and contemporary issues that confront different communities and legislation and policies that influence them. Communities can include people with care needs, lived experiences and also communities of practice such as social care practitioners. These require skills to contribute and belong to such as skills and knowledge of community challenges and engagement. All individuals belong to more than one community.
Health is considered as a positive and diverse value. The module aims to provide a broad foundation in Health Studies subjects through examining the various influences on health, both in the community and at the individual level. Students will be encouraged to discuss ways in which health can be understood and promoted with reference to recent theory and evidence.
The aim of this module is for students to gain an understanding of the funding, organisation and delivery of social care services in contemporary Britain. Students will need to show an understanding of the state, market and family and their respective roles within the mixed economy of welfare, as well as the purchaser/provider split and its implications for the funding and delivery of social care services. Students will be introduced to key policies and legislation and there will be a focus on core academic skills such as source selection, referencing, paraphrasing and academic writing, with students required to demonstrate their proficiency in each of these areas in order to progress from the module.
& nbsp; This module will& nbsp;focus on the enhancement of both volunteering and employability skills. Successful completion of the module will lead to the & #39;Silver& #39; Wolverhampton Enterprise and Employability Award Personal and professional benefits from this module;- & middot; Develop a better understanding of the voluntary sector and community organisations & middot; Understand skills which employers value -Develop personal communication and presentation skills -Identify and articulate relevant employability skills & middot; Introduction to useful contacts for the future & middot; Engage in active personal development & nbsp;
In this module we will introduce you to a number of key ideas that you will build on throughout your studies. The module aims to prepare you for ethical practice through an exploration of personal and professional values. You will study how ethical principles, values and ideology relate to, create, maintain and are challenged by disadvantaged groups.
The module aim is to provide opportunity to explore the concept of mental health from a range of perspectives. Students will gain an understanding of the range of mental health conditions and explore treatment options, service models and positive approaches to promote recovery. The module will draw throughout on service user's experiences, legislation and evidence to further enhance an understanding of mental health and wellbeing. The module is designed to allow flexibility of choice for participants to focus on areas of interest.
What are the current post 2010 public health priorities, and how will these be addressed? The module explores Public Health from a theoretical perspective, considering how government priority translates to policy and practical applications.
Globally violence undermines health and costs lives. Violence has therefore been declared as a major Public Health issue. This module will identify and review the spectrum of violence from individual/interpersonal violence to global/organizational violence. It will consider the impact this has on Public health and how Public Health can respond to violence and support victims of violence.
This module develops students' critical understanding of current health policy, and the policy-making process. It deepens understanding of the knowledge and skills needed to promote health in an effective, ethical and equitable manner.
To assist students to analyse and critique gender and sex in the arena of health through the application of both seminal and contemporary theoretical perspectives.
Health Promotion is a discipline that grows in strength, with increased focus on preventing ill health and tackling health inequalities. Health promotion incorporates health development, health improvement, health protection, and is a vital component of modern Public Health. This module builds the skills and knowledge needed for competent health promotion practice. It develops skills of assessing health need, in a setting of the student's choice. It enhances problem-solving skills by planning a strategy to promote health, based on sound evidence, theories and principles.