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Improving Family Health and Wellbeing

Two students working in libraryCourse Description

This exciting module explores overarching principles of health and wellbeing and will enable you to relate these directly to individuals through the use of a family case study.

By completing this module therefore you will learn how you can make a difference and improve the lives of others, through your own holistic, evidence-based professional practice. The aim of this innovative module is to give you an understanding of the context of health and social care delivery within the United Kingdom and how a number of different professionals and services interact to meet the needs of individuals. 

What will you study?

The course is based around a family unit and you will adopt a holistic approach to exploring the health and wellbeing needs family and the individuals within it. Through this exciting and interactive learning programme you will work with other students from a range of countries, courses, and on a number of different activities which have been designed to develop both your knowledge and non-technical skills and thus support your development as a “highly employable” graduate.

This module includes a number of different approaches to teaching and learning. You will attend keynote lectures from our experienced academic teams to explore some of the key theoretical principles relating to the module.  The majority of the teaching however will be via interactive sessions, some of these are based around case studies and our academic staff will support you as you work in teams to develop solutions to the cases presented. 

The module includes a number of practical sessions that are delivered in our specialist facilities, including our simulation centre, science laboratory and gym facilities. You will also complete ‘quest’ days, which will allow you to explore different facilities to support health and wellbeing within the city and plan to visit some internationally renowned medical facilities. To support your learning, you will also have access to our virtual learning environment and a number of online simulation facilities, to support you in consolidating your learning. 

Additional information

Academic Status: Practice-based (non-credit bearing) at Level 6
Faculty: Health, Education and Life Sciences
Dates:  17 July - 5 August 2017 (three weeks)
Venue: City South Campus 
English language requirement: No formal qualification will be needed, although all classes will be taught in English
Academic Pre-requisites: Level 5 or equivalent
Fee: £2,000