20 credits at level HE5
Enabling students to extend their knowledge and understanding of contemporary issues in primary health care;
To critically appraise current initiatives.
The module presents the opportunity for students to make reference to the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (DoH 2004), enabling students to identify reflect and gather evidence of their progression through the dimensions and levels outlined in the document.
Concepts of community, changing ideas and models in health care, the evolution of the ‘New Public Health’;
Contemporary patterns of mortality, morbidity and disability; current health problems;
Determinants of health status – environmental influences, inequalities in health, disadvantage and disease;
The social construction of health and illness - cultural influences, sociological and psychological factors;
The role of primary care in meeting health needs and its organisation;
Community participation – consideration of community initiatives and specific projects; Principles, systems and approaches to audit.
Students throughout will be facilitated by a variety of teaching methods which facilitates a student-centred approach eg lectures, seminars, group work/discussion, critical analysis of major issues, video, group/individual tutorials, reflective practice. Of the 200 hours notional time devoted to this, 37.5 will be classroom based, 42.5 will be consolidation of this in private study and 120 will be assignment based work.
The assessment will take the form of a 5000 word essay.
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Outline key concepts of primary health care recognising and describing influences on the health status of the community.||Identify specific theories and concepts in order to analyse selected primary health care issues and practices.|
|2.||Trace the evolution of the changing ides in health care in the modern era.||Explain how practice has evolved through changing ideas in the primary health care sector.|
|3.||Critically analyse community initiatives in health care.||Produce a critical analysis of a selected aspect of current primary health care provision.|
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||A 5000 word essay.|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
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Primary Health Care
Primary health care research and development
Department of Health: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm
Kings Fund: http://www.kingsfund.org.uk/
National Primary Care Research and Development Centre: http://www.npcrdc.ac.uk
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