Health and Social Policy & Practice DUMF2065

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course examines contemporary health and social policy in relation to historical precedents and political and theoretical influences. It explores the policies that shape substantive domains such as public health, housing and welfare benefits, as well as emergent 'integrated' ground.     

Timetable

This course will be offered as 1 X 2hour session (lecture/seminar) per week over the whole academic year.

Requirements of Entry

Normally a pass at D3 or above in a Level 1 Health and Social Policy core course.

Excluded Courses

None

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Examination, (40%) [predominantly addressing ILOs (1) & (2)];

1x 2000 policy analysis report (40%) [predominantly addressing ILOs (3) & (4)];
Group oral policy analysis presentation (20%) [predominantly addres
sing ILO (4)].

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

The aims of the course are:

 

1. To introduce students to the key structures and cultures that shape health and social policy and practice (for example, in relation to the nature of the NHS, local government and the Third Sector).

2. To familiarise students with trends, issues and values in health and social policy and practice (for example, in relation to demographic changes and pressures). 

3. To identify key developments in the nature of health and social policy and practice within changing social, economic and political contexts (for example, in relation to processes of health and social 'integration').

4. To provide students with the theory, knowledge and skills with which to engage in critical analysis of health and social policy and practice (for example, in relation to demographic changes and pressures).

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to demonstrate:

 

1. Knowledge of the key structures and cultures that shape health and social policy and practice.

2. An understanding of the trends, issues and values in emergent health and social policy and practice.

3. An awareness of the relationship between social economic and political change and changes in the nature of welfare provision

4. Critical awareness and application of the theory, knowledge and skills with which to engage in analysis of issues relating to health and social policy and practice.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.