20 credits at level HE5
This module will build upon the knowledge gained from the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health module at HE4. It will focus upon Political and social influences on Public Health and Public Health policies and relevant social policies from 1900 to 1979. The rise of professionalisation in Health and Public Health services related to Community settings will also be addressed. Students will be encouraged to forge links with both the Social and Environmental Determinants of Health module and examples drawn from contemporary society in order to demonstrate a more cohesive understanding of this module.
Political ideological influences on Health and Public Health Policies e.g. Marxism, Liberalism, Feminism.
Social influences on Health and Public Health policies
Development of the professionalisation of health and health service provision and conceptualise key sociological theories to show both the causes and effects of this e.g. Weber and bureaucracies, leadership.
The 200 hours notional time given to this module will be allocated as follows:
- 42 hours for classroom work with seminars, group work and discussion, interactive learning (role play) and some student led sessions where appropriate.
- 38 hours for consolidation of classroom work
- 120 hours for working on and preparing assessments
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Demonstrate familiarity with a range of political perspectives and relate these to Health and Public Health policies from 1900 to 1979.||Present arguments for key poltical ideologies and their impact on Health and Public Health policies.|
|2.||Display an understanding of the evolution and changing nature of Public Health and Public Health Policies.||Provide written analysis of trends and key issues affecting the changing nature of Public Health and Public Health Policies|
|3.||Identify and analyse professionalisation in health and in health service provision.||Provide written analysis of key sociolgical theories in relation to the rise and impact of professionalism on health and health service provision.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Debate||2,000 word Essay on development of Public Health||2,000 word Essay on Professionalism|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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|Host Subject Group:||Health, Social and Community Studies|
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