15 credits at level HE5
This module will help you to understand diseases and disorders of each of the body systems and to recap on how progressive illness is treated via the Western health system within mainstream health care. You will learn how and why the different physiological systems are affected by disease and will be able to critically evaluate a study of the control of a disease, social factors relating to illness, and cost implications to the health service in both the UK and globally. Some consideration of the epidemiology of each disease and worldwide patterns of different diseases will also be discussed. You will conduct research into the methods and roles of complementary therapy practice use within treatment of disease/disorder and explore their use/place in providing a supportive client care plan through the analysis of case studies.
• Comparison of the UK health care provision with that of other area e.g., Asia;
• Factors which cause disease;
• Political, economical, sociological and historical perspectives on medicine;
• Factors affecting the control of disease;
• Cost implications of treating disease;
• Epidemiology of disease and worldwide patters of disease;
• Physiological processes maintain health and homeostasis;
• Pathology in relation to both traditional and complementary therapy care;
• Research and study skills e.g., primary and secondary research, understanding and interpreting data;
• Transferable skills e.g., learning to learn, problem-solving, numeracy.
The module will be delivered using a variety of teaching and learning methods including: lectures, tutorials, class-based activities, research, and case studies. A blended learning approach will be used. The emphasis will be on active learning. You will examine case studies and will be encouraged to discuss and share your experiences and practices with other students on the programme. This student-centred approach will encourage interaction and participation. For your assessment you will undertake a research project.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Understand differences and similarities between the healthcare provision in the UK and one other geographical area.||1.1 Compare the UK health care provision with that of another geographical area (e.g., Asia).|
|2.||Understand factors that cause disease.||2.1 Describe common factors that cause disease.|
|3.||Identify political, economical, sociological and historical perspectives on medicine.||3.1 Explain political, economical, sociological and historical perspectives on medicine.|
|4.||Explore the control of disease, social factors relating to illness, and the cost and implications to the health service.||
4.1 Investigate how a specified disease is controlled in the UK, the cost of controlling the disease and the implications to the health service and patients in terms of cost versus control.
4.2 Investigate the epidemiology of disease and worldwide patterns of different diseases.
|5.||Understand how physiological processes maintain health and homeostasis.||5.1 Explain how physiological processes maintain health and homeostasis.|
|6.||Relate pathology to both traditional and complementary therapy care.||6.1 Critically examine a disease in relation to its care methods in both traditional and complementary therapy practice. You should include a variety of complementary therapies.|
|7.||Have demonstrated academic skills at level 5.||
7.1 Demonstrate the following in your assessed work:
(i) appropriate structure and good presentation;
(ii) correct use of English (e.g., grammar, punctuation, spelling, style);
(iii) correct use of Harvard referencing;
(iv) theoretical knowledge appropriate to level 5.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Research project 2,700 words|
Before taking this module you must have successfully completed the following:
No restrictions apply.
Ahmed, N., Dawson, M. Smith, C, and Wood, E. (2006) Biology of Disease. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis
Arnould–Taylor, W. E. (1997) Arnould-Taylor's principles and practice of physical therapy (4th Ed.). Cheltenham: Stanley Thorne Publishers
Berne, R. and Levy, M. (2000) Principles of Physiology. St. Louis: Mosby
Connor, J., Morgan, K., and Harwood-Pearce, V. (2006) Anatomy and Physiology for Therapists. Oxford: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Fox, S. and Pritchard, D. (2001) Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology for the Massage Therapist. Chichester: Corpus Publishing Limited
Fritz, S. and Grosenbach, J. (2008) Mosby's Essential Sciences for Therapeutic Massage: Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics and Pathology 3 ed. St. Louis: Mosby
McConnell, T. (2007) The Nature of Disease: Pathology for the Health Professions 1st Ed. Baltimore: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Marieb, E. N. (2008) Essentials of Human Anatomy and Physiology, 9th Ed. London: Pearson Education
Reid, R. and Roberts, F. (2005) Pathology Illustrated, 6th Ed. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone
Tortora, G. J. and Grabowskil, S. (2003) Principles of Anatomy and Physiology, 10th Ed. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley
Waugh, A. and Grant, A. (2001) Anatomy and Physiology in Health and Illness. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone. Netlibrary. http://www.netLibrary.com/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=114775 [7 June 2009]
Journal of anatomy
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