PP4000 - Children, Young People in Health and Social Care

What will I learn on this module?

Children and young people’s health and social care needs are often overshadowed by the health needs of older adults, and arguably services are less responsive to addressing their health concerns. In this module you will develop a detailed understanding of the context surrounding children’s and young people’s health, the policy and clinical drivers shaping health and social care services, and the impacts they have. The content will cover a range of problems from accessing healthcare, to safeguarding, child protection and mental health service provision. The adolescent phase is a unique time when the individual transitions from dependency on parents and other adults to acquiring independence and transitioning to adulthood with greater autonomy and self reliance. You will acquire critical knowledge of how young people engage in self management of illness such as Type 1 diabetes or access support in their transition to independence from living in care. The module will offer an ideal opportunity to re-examine the place of children and young people in the context of current health and social care policy such as those policies which advocate choice for children and young people in relation to their (health) care.

How will I learn on this module?

Teaching and learning strategies for this module will include lectures to outline the main concepts, trends and theories. Facilitated group discussions will be integral to the module where you will explore key concepts in more depth to draw out individual and collective analysis. You will be expected to engage with directed independent study tasks, as well as working in informal groups to present your ideas. Online forums and discussion groups will also be introduced to enhance your learning.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Lecturers will facilitate seminar groups to support academic development. You will have access to lecturers at specifically designated times via online forums; email; group tutorials and one to one meetings. Formative and summative assessment tasks include ‘feedforward’ in preparation for assignments, and ‘feedback’ to identify aspects of students’ strengths and also aspects which require development. Contact details for all tutors for this module are available in the module handbook and via the Electronic Learning Portal (eLP).

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:

1. Reflect upon the challenges and obstacles facing children and young people in accessing, negotiating and engaging with health and social care systems.

2. You will identify relevant emerging issues
and themes which impact upon children’s and young people’s health and social care.

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. You will be able to debate the
influences upon different types of service provision for children and young people.

4. You will be able to discuss theoretical debates involving children and young people in relation to health and social care.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment

A case study selected from the academic literature, critically analysing the challenges facing children/young people accessing, interacting, and engaging with health and social care services.

Summative Assessment

A critical essay on a set title from a choice of three options. (2000 words). (MLOs 01, 02, 03, 04,
05)

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

Children and young people’s health and social care needs are often overshadowed by the health needs of older adults, and arguably services are less responsive to addressing their health concerns. In this module you will develop a detailed understanding of the context surrounding children’s and young people’s health, the policy and clinical drivers shaping health and social care services, and the impacts they have. The content will cover a range of problems from accessing healthcare, to safeguarding, child protection and mental health service provision. The adolescent phase is a unique time when the individual transitions from dependency on parents and other adults to acquiring independence and transitioning to adulthood with greater autonomy and self reliance. You will acquire critical knowledge of how young people engage in self management of illness such as Type 1 diabetes or access support in their transition to independence from living in care. The module will offer an ideal opportunity to re-examine the place of children and young people in the context of current health and social care policy such as those policies which advocate choice for children and young people in relation to their (health) care.

Course info

UCAS Code L5L6

Credits 20

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 3 years full-time or 4 years with a placement (sandwich)/study abroad

Department Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2024 or September 2025

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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