Core Module Information
Module title: Contemporary Health and Social Care Contexts for Physiotherapists

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HSC11137
Module leader: Michael Leavitt
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

Through a blended learning approach you will explore, examine and identify topics which may include:
Personal identity, empathy and sense of self reflection on own life experiences; Unconscious bias; Health and well-being monitoring; Resilience building; Human development across the lifespan; Ecological frameworks and social processes for individuals and communities (for example, housing, racism, poverty, education and employment opportunities, mental or physical ill health) and other sources of disadvantage that impact upon development and are associated with the risks of crime, marginalisation, isolation and exclusion, and inequalities in health and well-being; Relationships between social processes, disadvantage and social divisions; Different communities and their respective strengths and limitations; Developing community profiles; Understanding of who service-users might be; Voluntary, private and statutory organisations working with service-users and communities; Local, national and global contexts of health and social care – policy drivers, standards and practices Professionals’ roles in supporting individuals and families in different community setting to overcome inequalities in health and social care through universal services, community resources and resilience

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically reflect upon own development and sense of self, including personal and professional identity.
LO2: Critically discuss the need for monitoring of own health and wellbeing, and examine strategies for building resilience.
LO3: Critically appraise the needs and strengths of individuals in the context of human development across the lifespan.
LO4: Critically explore the implications of changing local, national and global health and social care context for individuals, families and communities.
LO5: Analyze the history, demographics and characteristics of specific communities, including resilience and barriers to equality in health and social care.
LO6: Critically evaluate the inter-related roles of service providers who work with specific communities, including voluntary, private and statutory organizations.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 2, BLENDED,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: BLENDED
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Michael Leavitt
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Tutorial 24
Face To Face Seminar 8
Online Guided independent study 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 148
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1-6 34 , WORDS= 3500
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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