Module title: Health Policy and Public Involvement

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

Module code: NMS11170
Module leader: Deborah McCraw
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Generic - School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Car
Prerequisites

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

2018/9, Trimester 3, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jackie Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.



Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback: Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. Feedback will be provided on the self-assessment questions and Case Studies, both of which will have outline solutions developed by the module leader. This will enable you to self-assess your progress and understanding. Appropriate online feedback will be available automatically and immediately the assessment is completed.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment: will be provided throughout the module in the form of one component – two elements, namely Formative Assessment (10 x end of unit progress activities); and a Case Study Report. 1.The End of Unit progress test are integral in testing the learners knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit– 10% of final module mark.
2. End of Module Assessment – 90% of final module mark. This will take the form of one piece of assessment - a 4000 word assignment to describe the implementation of health policy into practice and critically appraise the impact of public involvement in the formulation of healthcare policy in relation to lifestyle choices (LO 1-6),this will be submitted in week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1-6 2 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2018/9, Trimester 3, Online,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Deborah McCraw
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums. To support learning, you will have access to a weekly ‘virtual office slot’ – and the module leader will be available for synchronous contact. Module specific materials which will comprise of the undernoted:
• Module introduction/overview, including learning outcomes, and summary of key learning points.
• Eleven units of learning - an introductory unit, followed by ten subject specific units.
• Narrated PPTs, covering key learning points for each unit.
• Podcasts/vodcasts further explaining key concepts (where appropriate)
• Recorded keynote lectures/guest speakers (as appropriate).
• Case Studies and outline solutions.
• Two online discussions instigated and moderated by the module leader.
• Self-Assessment Questions.
• Reflective Exercises.
• End of Unit Progress activities.
• Links to core module academic materials; book chapters / journal articles / case materials etc.
• Examples of assessments - & outline solutions.
• A database of Frequently Asked Questions.
This module will provide you with the opportunity to apply new knowledge within the context of your experience, reflecting on and learning from this, and developing abilities to apply this to new situations. You will be taught how to analyse, synthesise and solve complex unstructured business problems, and to develop interpersonal skills and to be able to interact effectively with a range of specialists. The module also develops an active approach to study and the capacity for independent learning.


Formative Assessment:
Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. Feedback will be provided on the self-assessment questions and Case Studies, both of which will have outline solutions developed by the module leader. This will enable you to self-assess your progress and understanding. Appropriate online feedback will be available automatically and immediately the assessment is completed. Reflective Exercises within each unit will also require you to apply the theory to your own experience – your reflections will be captured in an online reflective portfolio which you will be able to review and print off if you wish.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment will be provided throughout the module in the form of one component – two elements, namely Formative Assessment (10 x end of unit progress activities); and a Case Study Report. 1.The End of Unit progress test are integral in testing the learners knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit– 10% of final module mark.
2. End of Module Assessment – 90% of final module mark. This will take the form of one piece of assessment - a 4000 word assignment to describe the implementation of health policy into practice and critically appraise the impact of public involvement in the formulation of healthcare policy in relation to lifestyle choices (LO 1-6),this will be submitted in week 15. Sample assessments will be available (if appropriate) together with model answers and marking schemes to facilitate self-assessment of your knowledge and understanding, and identification of areas of weakness to aid your preparation for assessment.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1,2,3,4,5,6 2 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1,2,3,4,5,6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 10
Component 2 subtotal: 90
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 1, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jackie Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.



Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback: Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. Feedback will be provided on the self-assessment questions and Case Studies, both of which will have outline solutions developed by the module leader. This will enable you to self-assess your progress and understanding. Appropriate online feedback will be available automatically and immediately the assessment is completed.

Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment: will be provided throughout the module in the form of one component – two elements, namely Formative Assessment (10 x end of unit progress activities); and a Case Study Report. 1.The End of Unit progress test are integral in testing the learners knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit– 10% of final module mark.
2. End of Module Assessment – 90% of final module mark. This will take the form of one piece of assessment - a 4000 word assignment to describe the implementation of health policy into practice and critically appraise the impact of public involvement in the formulation of healthcare policy in relation to lifestyle choices (LO 1-6),this will be submitted in week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1-6 1 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100
2019/0, Trimester 2, Online, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Online
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Jackie Johnston
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
You will be provided with responsive, engaging and interactive online learning materials which will include a general introduction to the topic and how to study the module online, together with core academic theory relating to the topic. You will also be directed to a variety of electronic sources including e-books, e-journals and other web-based resources, to support your learning. A mix of reflective exercises, case studies and self-assessment questions (with diagnostic feedback) for each unit will engage you in the learning process. The online materials will encourage you to reflect upon your experiences and learning. You will be encouraged to form your own independent groups and to interact via the VLE through discussion forums.


Formative Assessment:
Formative feedback: Formative assessment and feedback will be provided throughout the module and will cover all learning outcomes. Feedback will be provided on the self-assessment questions and Case Studies, both of which will have outline solutions developed by the module leader. This will enable you to self-assess your progress and understanding. Appropriate online feedback will be available automatically and immediately the assessment is completed.


Summative Assessment:
Summative assessment: will be provided throughout the module in the form of one component – two elements, namely Formative Assessment (10 x end of unit progress activities); and a Case Study Report. 1.The End of Unit progress test are integral in testing the learners knowledge and understanding of the key concepts within each unit– 10% of final module mark.
2. End of Module Assessment – 90% of final module mark. This will take the form of one piece of assessment - a 4000 word assignment to describe the implementation of health policy into practice and critically appraise the impact of public involvement in the formulation of healthcare policy in relation to lifestyle choices (LO 1-6),this will be submitted in week 15.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Groupwork (Independent Study) 4
Online Tutorial 5
Independent Learning Guided independent study 191
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Digital Examination (not Centrally Timetabled) 10 1-6 2 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Report 90 1-6 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4000
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module outlines the major aspects of health policy, public health issues and public involvement. In relation to health policy, it will explore the definition, translation of political vision into action and the formulation and implementation of policy that is for the benefits of staff, patients and the public and that is responsive, flexible and patient-centred. The economics of healthcare will be explored and workforce policies will be examined, as they impact on the overall delivery of healthcare policy and strategy. Aspects of public health will focus on how the public is encouraged to stay healthy and to make lifestyle choices that contribute to improving the health of the nation. All of this will be underpinned by the need for public involvement at all levels of the care process and will emphasise the impact of strong public involvement at strategic level.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Critically examine the process of converting political vision into health policy
LO2: Examine how policy is implemented in practice.
LO3: Explore utilitarian approaches to health improvement and the impact on populations.
LO4: Explore the impact of rights on improving lifestyle choices.
LO5: Critically appraise how the current policy of patient-centred care is implemented in practice.
LO6: Critically analyse the impact of strategies for public involvement.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Recommended - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (2009) A YEAR OF PROGRESS TOWARDS HIGH QUALITY CARE FOR ALL (DARZI REPORT): DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 2009th ed.
Recommended - DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (2011) DEVELOPING THE NHS COMMISIONING BOARD: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, 2011st ed.
Recommended - FAIRMAN, D. CHIGAS, D. MCCLINTOCK, E. DRAGER, N. (2012) NEGOTIATING PUBLIC HEALTH IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD GLOBAL HEALTH DIPLOMACY IN ACTION: SPRINGER NETHERLANDS., 2012nd ed.
Recommended - NHS (2006) HEALTHY DEMOCRACY: THE FUTURE OF INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: NHS., 2006th ed.
Recommended - SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE (2007) BETTER HEALTH, BETTER CARE: A DISCUSSION DOCUMENT,: SCOTTISH EXECUTIVE, 2007th ed.
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