PP0560 - Health and Neighbourhood Renewal

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What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will critically examine the interplay between public health; community-based health and social care provision; and community regeneration policies. You will develop skills in community profiling; critical analysis of the policies of regeneration; and critically reviewing community participation in health and social care delivery. The aim of this Module is to analyse and debate how public health and social care priorities are linked with the study of ‘communities’. Through an exploration of community development as an approach to working with communities you will evaluate lay health perspectives of health and social care. Theories of participation and empowerment will be debated and you will be introduced to different approaches to undertaking participative needs analysis exercises with communities. The Module also analyses how regeneration policies interact with wider health and social care policies.

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. You will understand the theoretical debates underpinning public health work with communities

2. You will have the knowledge to review the values and aims of a community development perspective on health and social care

Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:

3. You will be aware of the skills and knowledge needed to undertake integrated health and social care work in community settings

4. You will be able to Identify and analyse health and social care needs in relation to community regeneration

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
5. You will have an enhanced awareness of the political, cultural, social and ethical issues inherent in work with communities

How will I be assessed?

Summative

You will analyse emerging issues in relation to integrated health and social care and communities.
This will be an open exam, and students will choose 2 questions from a total of 4, writing 1000 words on each.

2,000 words 100% final mark ML 01,02,03,04,05)


Formative (ML01, ML03)
You will undertake a 1000 word critique of an article on either public health and communities or Integrated health and Social Care with Communities

You will receive feedback on the summative assessment via:

Written comments on assessed work, highlighting strengths and weaknesses and indicating pathways to the further development of knowledge and skills. Areas of concern will be linked to positive advice on how to address issues.

Pre-requisite(s)

N/A

Co-requisite(s)

N/A

Module abstract

The aim of this Module is to analyse and debate how public health and social care priorities are linked with the study of ‘communities’. Through an exploration of community development as an approach to working with communities you will evaluate lay health perspectives of health and social care. Theories of participation and empowerment will be debated and you will be introduced to different approaches to undertaking participative needs analysis exercises with communities. The Module also analyses how regeneration policies interact with wider health and social care policies. The module will support you to development of knowledge and understanding about the changing social and political contexts for health and social care policies through directed and independent enquiry. Your learning will be research/enquiry based and you will be required to work collaboratively and individually to gather and examine a range of evidence and data to critically analyse the contemporary issues in integrated health and social care though the analysis of policy, historical contexts and using theoretical frameworks.
This Module will help to develop practical skills in needs analysis that will useful in a future career in health or social care planning.

Course info

UCAS Code L5L5

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 & Community Wellbeing

Location Coach Lane Campus

City Newcastle

Start September 2019 or September 2020

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