Foundations of Policy, Practice and Inequalities in Health and Wellbeing

  • Module Title: Foundations of Policy, Practice and Inequalities in Health and Wellbeing (core)
  • Module Code: HSC103
  • Credits: 4
  • Level: 4

This module introduces students to the central concerns of health and social care knowledge, topics, issues and service users from the origins of the Welfare State through to contemporary society. Students are supported and encouraged, to explore the complexities of what we mean by health, and how inequalities in health are endemic; as well as a true understanding of the place of social care within this paradigm.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this module successful students will be able to do the following:

  1. Understand how policy is implicated in health and social care practice
  2. Demonstrate an appreciation of the many influences affecting health, including social power
  3. Apply knowledge and suggest future developments to tackle inequalities in health and social care
  4. Collate, examine and compare theoretical and empirical information relating to the material covered in the module

Teaching & Learning Methods

Scheduled Activities Hours
Teaching and learning contact time. 40
Independent Study

Includes but is not limited to a combination of private study and reading, revision, preparation of formative work and summative assessment.

Placement N/A
Total Hours 300

Assessment Methods

Title  Word Count % Summary

Presentation designed to test all learning outcomes.



Presentation 2000 word

Limit (+/-10%)

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