Core Module Information
Module title: International Health and Social Care

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

Module code: NMS11766
Module leader: Mary Abboah-Offei
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Allied Health and Social Care Sciences
Prerequisites

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

Description of module content:

This module aims to provide a learning experience that enables you to develop knowledge and skills essential to critical analysis of international health and social care trends, policies and systems. Such skills are required by healthcare managers and are important for keeping up to date with current, effective healthcare management practices. Within the module you will explore contemporary issues in international health and social care policies and systems. To achieve this, each of the three units you study will start by comparing the differences, for example in health trends, between the four countries of the United Kingdom before contrasting this with other countries. Unit 1 focuses on international trends in health and social care populations. You will be able to self-assess your confidence in relation to the analysis of data relating to the trends, differentiate between international and global health and reflect on key health and social indicators. This draws on research based information and current published data. In unit 2 you will be introduced to health and social care policy and critically reflect on the implementation of international health and social policy by national governments. This includes examination of the role of the European Union but more particularly, the World Health Organisation in addressing global health issues. Unit 3 enables you to build on the previous units through critical analysis of international health and social care systems. Socioeconomic and political drivers to variations in health and social care trends, policies and health care provision will be addressed by considering high and low income countries. Global challenges to health and social care systems are also addressed. Your knowledge and understanding of evidence based healthcare management will be developed through the exploration of the module content, online resources and through discussion with other students. Please note internet access is required to enable you to access module materials, participate in online discussions about contemporary issues in healthcare management and communicate with the team and your peers.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Analyse health and social care issues and trends in relation to a range of countries.

LO2: Critically reflect on the implementation of international health and social policy by national governments.

LO3: Evaluate international health and social care systems addressed within the module.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, Blended,
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Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Blended
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Patricia Perry
Module Organiser:


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 8
Online Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Tutorial 10
Independent Learning GROUPSCHEDULED 16
Face To Face Demonstration 4
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 100 1~2~3 Week 13 , WORDS= 3000 words
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
NMS11766 International Health and Social Care