Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Integrating Health and Social Policy DUMF2067

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • 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 within the context of 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 Sector Leadership 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 addressing 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:

 

1. Articulate an awareness and understanding of 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. Express an understanding of the trends, issues and values in health and social policy and practice (for example, in relation to demographic changes and pressures)

 

3. Identify key developments in the nature of health and social policy and practice within changing social, economic and political contexts, particularly in relation to processes of health and social 'integration'

 

4. Demonstrate familiarity 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).

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.