Foundations of Health & Social Care
This module will provide you with a grounding of what it is like to work in the health and social care sector. You will be able to apply the knowledge and understanding gained from this introductory module to your chosen placement.
Life Course Approaches to Health & Social Care
The intended aims of this module are to equip you with the required knowledge and understating of human growth and development in relation to the expected life courses. It will focus on the learning theories and developmental milestones. Particular focus will be in the form of discussion in relation to the factors which may impact on growth and development and their impact on the individual, family and society.
Furthermore, this module will look at human growth and development over the life span from a ‘practitioner basis’. It will give you the opportunity to explore the care needs associated with each life stage; from birth to end of life care.
Equality & Diversity in Practice
This module will necessitate the examination of individual prejudices and biases and exploration of the judgements we as humans make about one another and about groups within society. The underpinning theories relating to discriminatory behaviours will be studied as will the practices applied within work settings to ensure that all children and young people have access to the same opportunities. The legislation relating to discrimination and to individual rights will be covered and the policies that are derived from these laws scrutinised with particular focus on their application.
This module will provide a structured and supported process for you to develop reflective skills based upon your own learning and achievement, and to plan realistically for your own personal education and career development, and to support you in developing personal skills and increased self-awareness.
This module will also develop your academic skills to enable you to meet the requirements of study at HE in a variety of contexts and to develop the specialist study skills relevant to your course of study and professional aspirations.
Work Based Learning
To provide an opportunity for you the student to understand and reflect on practices and issues within the vocational area of health and social car. You will identify the knowledge and skills required to carry out work related projects and recognise areas of strength and weakness that will enable you to prepare an action plan for further development to support their career aspirations
Disability & Activities of Living
This module will explore equality and diversity, person centred practice, rights, alternative and augmentative communication methods, understanding specialist services and provision, social model of disability, disability studies, empowerment, daily living within home and community and addressing the concept of taboo and inclusion.
Critical Perspectives of Mental Health
Strong links to industry (Mental Health Charity – Blyth Star Enterprises).
Students may have the opportunity to visit the provision within Blyth Star and apply the theory they have investigated in the classroom to practice.
Working with Children, Young People and Families
This module will allow you to consider the importance of engaging and working with children, young people and their families within a health and social care context.
The module will explore the diverse nature of parenting and the impact upon children, young people and work based practice. Students will consider and explore the changing structure of the family unit within contemporary society.
You will explore the role of education, and the pathways available to children and young people. You will be expected to critically evaluate various influences in relation to formal and informal teaching and evaluate the suitability of certain techniques in relation to individual needs.
The PFD module provides a medium whereby you can give serious consideration of future career goals and enable you to realise these goals. A clear awareness of individual strengths, areas for future development, personal qualities and aptitudes will emerge as the programme of study is delivered. You will capture evidence of their continuing personal and professional development, showing its relevance to their future chosen pathway. You will reflect on vocationally related practice, showing how your practical experience has contributed to their professional development and how you will continue to develop your knowledge and skills within your future practice.
Work Based Learning
The aim of this module is to develop the skills, knowledge and professionalism of students through their vocational experience. An appropriate sector related project will be identified in discussion with the placement Mentor and you will be expected to propose, plan, organise and follow the project through to completion by applying strategies learnt in class and within the work setting. The focus will be on vocationally related practice and the module will help to develop research and organisational skills.
Safeguarding within Health & Social Care
This module will also give you the opportunity to explore the following:
• Policies & procedures within the health and social care workplace.
• Assessing risk within the workplace and how to approach this effectively.
• Empowerment of children, young people and vulnerable adults