Year 1 (national level 4):
- Work-Based Learning in Health and Social Care Settings 1 (20 credits)
Explore the central concerns of health and social care in a practical setting. Examine the complexities surrounding the understanding of knowledge, theories, issues, and skills required when working within health and social care practice. Demonstrate the knowledge and skills through work-based learning to increase your employability when you graduate.
- Applied Qualitative Research Methods (20 credits)
Gain an understanding of the theory and practice of qualitative research methodologies and methods in social science. Discover the history of social science research and the philosophical and methodological debates which have underpinned the emergence of contemporary social science. Carry out your own research, investigating an aspect of contemporary social life, learning how to think about, organise, manage, and report on social scientific research.
- Understanding Health and Social Care (20 credits)
Explore the central concerns of health and social care knowledge, topics, issues, and service users from the origins of the Welfare State through to contemporary society. Examine the complexities of what we mean by health and how inequalities in health are endemic.
- Exploring Psycho-Social Theory (20 credits)
Consider the roles that biology, psychology and sociology may play in inherent individual behaviour, in order to understand the complexities of individual and collective behaviour in contemporary society. Interpret and apply these theoretical perspectives to specific issues within different areas of social sciences.
- Developing Independent Learning and Professionalism in the Social Sciences (20 credits)
Develop your study skills and personal qualities required in an academic and professional context. Explore the social contexts in relation to the practical and emotional effects of transitioning into Higher Education and the impact of this on your learning. Reflect upon this, learning strategies and mechanisms of support to facilitate the transition.
- Dimensions of Health and Social Care (20 credits)
Explore what we understand health to mean and the multifactorial perspectives which contribute towards this understanding. Examine biomedical and social understandings of health and illness and the impact of social class, gender, ethnicity, and place, as well as the impact of the media and how health and illness is represented therein.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.