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Diversity and Equality - 15 credits - 2016/17 Entry

Course Overview

The essential course information

Course Code:
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City South

This course runs on the following dates:

Tuesdays from 27 September to 1 November 2016

As society is becoming more diverse we need to be able to respond appropriately and sensitively to the diverse needs of an individual within the society. Therefore:

  • The module will provide the opportunity to increase your awareness of diversity and inequality issues in health and social care.
  • Examine the relationship between diversity, exclusion and health.
  • Explore legal and professional responsibilities.
  • Discuss contemporary laws which protect individuals from unfair treatment.
  • To make decisions with confidence in care delivery to promote social inclusion of an individual.

We have a Disability Tutor who can help and support you.

This module could count towards a Top-Up Degree

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Course Details

The module is taught using a blend of interactive face-to-face and online methods. Lessons involve a mix of presentations, discussions, workshops and problem-based learning activities. The moodle site dedicated to the module provides a range of material with which you can interact and build your learning.

The contributions of people with experiences of exclusion are challenging and enlightening. By acknowledging diversity and challenging inequality will enable you to link theory and practice to provide a fair and equitable service. The wide variety of professional backgrounds amongst your colleagues’ means that you will be able to contribute to each other’s learning. You can then enhance your own understanding of issues relevant to your practice. Thus you will critically analyse the concepts of diversity, equality and their application in practice within the supportive multi-disciplinary group.

Assessment Methods

The module assessment consists of a 3,000-word essay based on practice.

Entry Requirements

No specific qualifications are required however, the students will be studying at level 6. The students need to be normally working in the health care sector.

Application Details

Please read the 'Online application and enrolment process' and 'Method of payment' information below before making your application.

If you're unable to use the online form for any reason, you can complete our PDF application form instead.

Online application and enrolment process
  1. Complete an online application form via the link. The form requires you to submit a completed authorised funding form which must be uploaded with the application. Alternatively, you can download a hard copy application form.
  2. When your submitted application form has been processed and approved, details of the module and enrolment details will be sent to the email address stated on your application form.
  3. You will be sent an email asking you to complete your online pre-enrolment. This must be completed before you enrol.
  4. Without proof of funding, you will not be able to complete your enrolment/receive online pre-enrolment email.  The funding form must be received within four weeks of the enrolment date; otherwise you will be withdrawn from the course.

Please submit your application as early as possible. We aim to give you a decision within two weeks of receiving your application. Please note that NHS Trust application deadlines may differ from our own and you should check with your NHS Trust training/education contact for confirmation of their deadlines.

Please ensure that you include full details of your qualifications and relevant work experience as part of your application.

Method of payment

The method of payment of your course fees will differ depending on whether you are a self-funding, sponsored or contracted/commissioned applicant. Definitions are provided below and you must choose the appropriate option when prompted. If you are unsure which funding method applies to you please consult your training/education contact in your NHS Trust prior to applying:

1) Self-funding

You are paying for the course and responsible for the fees.

Select 'Self Funded' when making your application.

2) Sponsored

Course fees are paid directly by the employer/NHS Trust which means we invoice your employer/NHS Trust to obtain payment.

To apply for this course you must download and complete the CPD Sponsorship Agreement Form, and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Sponsored (eg employer, NHS Trust, charity)’ when making your application’.

Download Financial Support Form Instructions

3) Contracted/Commissioned

The NHS Trust agrees with HE West Midlands for your course fees to be paid directly to the University from funds managed by HE West Midlands for pre-agreed programmes.

To apply for this course you must obtain a contracted/commissioned financial support form from your Trust contact and upload the completed form and submit it with your application. The upload facility is available in Section 3 of the application form: Fees and Sponsorship.

Select ‘Funded by HE West Midlands (Contracted/Commissioned)’ when making your application.


Course Leader

Andrew Walsh

Our Professional Navigators, Adele Millington and Nicola Clarke, are also on hand to offer guidance and will help you to choose which modules are best for you, taking into account your aims, professional or clinical experience, KSF requirements and your academic achievements.

Call Adele and Nicola on +44 (0)121 331 6162.