Introduction to Caring for Individuals Across the
Health and Social Care Department
1. Overview 2
2. Learning and Teaching Strategy 2
3. Module Communications 2
4. Module Description 2
5. Expected Learning Outcomes and Assessment 3
6. Assessment Deadlines 3
7. Module Calendar 4
8. Formative Assessment 5
9. Indicative Reading 5
10. Guidelines for the Preparation and Submission of Assignments 6
11. Procedures for Examinations 8
12. General Assessment Criteria Level HE4 10
13. Assessments 11
Tutor: Charlotte Malone
Tel: 0161 280 8636
Module Pre-requisites: None
2. Learning and Teaching Strategy
The module is delivered via a two hour class plus a one hour computer room session per week over 13 weeks. Tutorial attendance will also be required. To complete the module successfully you must also allocate a substantial amount of independent study time.
Most sessions comprise a formal lecture of approximately 90 minutes and a seminar. Weeks 2, 4 and 9 will include tutorials (group and individual) in which you have the opportunity to discuss your progress on the module with the tutor.
3. Module Communications
The tutor’s contact details are provided at the top of this page. Please check your college email address and the Moodle area dedicated to this module regularly as many module communications are channelled through these media.
Your Bury College tutor will normally aim to respond to your email messages within 3 working days of receipt; however, responses will be longer in holiday periods.
4. Module Description
This module aims to provide you with a contextual understanding of care across the life stages and skills utilised within the health care sector. You will discuss relevant underpinning theories of ageing and explain how they may be used to understand effective care as a professional operating within the health care sector. You will explore fundamental safeguarding policies and methods and recognise the importance of effective planning and interpersonal interaction with service users and health care professionals.
This module serves to develop employability skills with particular emphasis on the following: 1. Communication (D,T,A) 2. Teamwork (D,T,A) 3. Organisation and Planning (D,T,A) 4. Self-Awareness (D) 5. Initiative (D,A)
5. Expected Learning Outcomes and Assessment
LO1: Outline different types of care for children and the professionals involved.
LO2: Illustrate an awareness of the concept of safeguarding.
LO3: Explain theories of ageing.
LO4: Summarise care needs for adults.
6. Assessment Deadlines
Oral Assessment and Presentation
06th Feb 2015
03th April 2015
7. Module Calendar Trimester 1 (06Jan – 21 Apr 2014):
Different types of care for children, child care settings and child care legislation.
Safeguarding vulnerable individuals and groups.
Professionals across the life stages.
Transitions and adolescence – theories and concepts.
(Assignment 1 due in)
Reading Week 7
Multi-agency and multi-disciplinary working and the National Service Framework for Older People.
Dementia and the National Dementia Strategy and the modernisation agenda.
Theories of ageing: physical and psychological aspects of ageing.
Care at the end of life and Bereavement and loss.
Workshop (Assignment 2 due in)