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 on case studies centred on the concept of the family. You will learn how different professions work together through group tasks.
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.
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.
In this module you will be introduced to the idea of research and necessary knowledge and skills required in becoming a researcher. You will learn about research process and an introduction to the different type of research approaches and methods. You will have the opportunity to explore contemporary social care issues to test your research skills. This module will enable you to exercise employable skills by identifying an area of interest that will contribute to setting the foundations to you developing research skills and prepare for future studies.
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.
This module will examine the purpose and uses of research while exploring contemporary issues and debates in the way research is conducted. The module will outline methodological issues and equip students with skills necessary to evaluate existing research and understand how it can be used to inform their understanding and practice.
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.
This module will consider the key stages of interventions in social care, whether in terms of work with individuals, groups or communities. Practitioners in social care organisations - whether in statutory, private or voluntary sectors - work with different assessment frameworks and methods (including systemic social practice), designed to assess levels of need with a multidisciplinary approach. However, in some way, most will follow the progress of making an assessment and engaging with a service user through care planning processes and delivering appropriate needs led/person centred intervention. Students on completion of this module will be able to identify (1) the skills that are necessary to support these practices, and (2) how these practices can be needs led and /or person-centred.
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 will discuss a comprehensive and contemporary range of issues that affect young people in their personal lives and in the wider community. The position of youth and the challenges they face within the community will be explored using appropriate theories, methods and models.
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.
This module will give the opportunity for an in-depth study of a social care topic of your own choosing. This could be based around your personal, volunteer or work experience; it could be something that has particularly interested you during the course.
This Module will develop students’ knowledge and skills required to be an effective leader in the Social Care sector. Students will explore the key characteristics of successful leadership including developing self-awareness, emotional intelligence, resilience and managing stress. The module will enable students to examine the concept of power and influence and the art of persuasion in order to lead professionally, ethically and positively whilst working in complex multi-disciplinary environments.
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.
In this module we will introduce you to the issue of innovation in social care and the current and future role of technology. The module will outline some of the current challenges facing the sector e.g. a larger and increasingly aging population and people with severe, multiple and complicated needs. Innovative and technological solutions have a role in tackling these challenges. The module will develop student’s ability to critically evaluate the challenges and solutions to these issues. This module will further equip students with employability skills to work in practice with these challenges and implement strategies and solutions that are based on technology and innovation