Modules may include:
Research Methods (20 credits)
In this module you will have the opportunity to develop research skills, techniques and methodologies with which to assess the work of others. It will provide underpinning knowledge of research and ethics for conducting your own research. This module links to the dissertation module and provides the proposal for the dissertation and application for ethical approval.
Protecting from Harm; Safeguarding Individuals, Families and Communities (20 credits)
Reflecting the workplace, in this module you will focus on the practice theory safeguarding vulnerable individuals, children, families and communities in health and social care. It explores societal attitudes within the workplace and government policy regarding whistleblowing and the impact on practice. This module also allows you to reflect and examine your own attitudes and perceptions to safeguarding individuals, families, and communities.
Specialist Provision in Health & Social Care (20 credits)
You will focus on specialist provision in the health and social care sector within this module, exploring the evolving nature of this provision and examine the political and social context of these changes. This will include the role of statutory, voluntary and private provision to support vulnerable individuals, families and communities. You will have the opportunity to examine the sector and identify an area of specialist provision. The assessment allows you to devise a project to meet the needs of service users.
Contemporary Discourse (20 credits)
This module gives you the opportunity to unpick contemporary issues in the health and social care sector. This module also encourages you to think deeply and engage critically in debate. The sector has evolved substantially over the years and graduates in the field need to be literate in the main discourses that have shaped current thinking and practice. You will have the opportunity to investigate a contemporary issue, which has an impact upon service users within health and social care. This issue will be self-selected depending upon interest, role in the sector and expertise.
Dissertation (40 Credits)
You will carry out a major piece of research, within this module, choosing a topic of your choice relating to health and social care. You will develop your skills and knowledge through primary (where appropriate) and secondary research. It links with the research methods module where ethical clearance will be sought prior to the commencement of the dissertation.
If studying on a full time basis, you will study 120 credits over the 1 year course and the part time basis, you will study 80 credits in the 1st year and then the 40 credit dissertation module in the 2nd year of their course.