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This module provides an introduction to the relationship between economics and social policy and the way in which economic ideas, approaches and analysis can contribute to policy development. A brief history of economic thought provides a backdrop to the development of welfare economics and debate about the involvement of the state and the market in social welfare and wellbeing. The structure and operation of public expenditure management in the UK is explored, along with an examination of how money is spent across different sectors, services and social groups. Examples of theory, policy and practice are drawn from health economics and other fields.
Given the environmental and social challenges of population ageing, migration and globalization, future generations will increasingly face questions of how to maintain sustainable environments whilst also ensuring human well-being. Taking examples from areas such as food, public health, climate change, planning, development and transport, this module will examine how social policies are evolving to tackle our growing concerns relating to human well-being and environmental sustainability.
This module explores the important concept of citizenship and its applications in social policy. It does this by examining equality and diversity policies, focusing on different theoretically-driven debates about the need for, and impact of, such policies. Building on level 4 social policy modules, students will also have the opportunity to gain more understanding of key concepts such as rights, justice, fairness and equality. As a further aim, the module sets out to help students develop a critical awareness of issues associated with applying equality and diversity policies in the workplace and to the topic of asylum. A particular focus is given to recent legislation dealing with age discrimination, and comparisons are drawn with other national contexts.
This module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of issues and constructs related to childhood and child health and welfare for children aged 0 ¿ 11 years. It offers students a sociological perspective on childhood health risks, statistics, policies and promotion campaigns. Using the analytical tools of sociology, students will learn to evaluate critically epidemiological findings, differential health outcomes, health problems, and public health initiatives in light of their historical, social and cultural contexts.
This module provides students with a sound introduction to some of the key theories and contemporary debates within the sociology and psychology of health and illness. It will enable students to understand the significant influence of social factors in people¿s interpretation and experience of health and illness and will also explore social relations in formal health work. The module will also consider the relationship between psychology, health and illness and the essential contribution of psychology to medicine and health care.
This module provides coverage of main approaches to qualitative research. Qualitative analysis will be taught via a practical/conceptual, rather than a theoretical approach. Instruction is given in the use of performing qualitative analyses. The objective of this approach is to ensure competency in the understanding of the uses of qualitative analysis, and the main strengths and weaknesses of this approach. The course will lead to the ability to perform analysis, and enable interpretation of such analyses.
This module provides a comprehensive overview of the statistical methods and research designs used in applied clinical and health psychology. The module examines the parameters of ethical research practice and introduces students to the key concepts and a limited number of qualitative methods commonly used in applied psychology.
This module starts with a 3-day intensive employability boot camp covering the key skills that are essential in the work place (Self-management, business and customer awareness, team-working, communication, problem solving & psychological literacy). Following this, a work-placement (35+ hours) will be undertaken which can be spread-out over a number of weeks (e.g., one day per week) or over a shorter time period (alternative working patterns can be made in agreement with the module leader). A limited number of local placements can be provided or self-sourced placements can be accommodated (judged on a case-by-case basis for suitability). Please note that, students who apply to this module are applying for any number of placement opportunities in general and not applying to one specific placement of their choice. Eligibility/ selection criteria for the module: 1. Completed Bronze Swansea Employability Award (students who have yet to complete the Bronze level of the Swansea Employability Award can do so here: https://myuni.swan.ac.uk/employability/swansea-employability-award-overview/ by the end of June) 2. Statement explaining why you would like to take part in this module and what you hope to gain from it (300 ¿ 500 words). 3. Attendance record throughout your degree (If mitigating circumstances have affected your attendance, this will be considered during selection).
In this module students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the wider context of health care management. The social, cultural and economic context within which health and illness are defined and experienced and how these impact and influence the organisation and financing of health care and health systems will be critically explored.
This module considers the impact of individual and societal influences on health and illness. Theory and evidence from the disciplines of psychology and sociology will be considered within the context of healthcare provision.
This module will introduce the student to normal anatomy and physiology, as well as key sociological and psychological concepts.
This module will enable students to build upon the employability skills they acquired from the SHH118 Careers and Employability module. It is designed to encourage students to enhance their employability through a supported programme of work experience and achievement of the Swansea Employability Award (SEA) silver level award. Students will develop key transferable employability skills and achieve specific employability competencies through the production of a Personalised Placement Learning Record.
This module is taught in alternate years to combined groups of level 5 and level 6 students. The distinction between the levels is obtained through different learning outcomes and assessment questions. Building on the cognate level 4 module, this module further explores key contemporary debates and research approaches in the sociology of health and illness.
This module will introduce students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and MSc Physician¿s Associate Studies to the core concepts in sociology and psychology that will underpin holistic practice.
In this compulsory module students will develop a critical understanding and appreciation of the wider context of health care management. The social, cultural and economic context within which health and illness are defined and experienced and how these impact and influence the organisation and financing of health care and health systems will be critically explored.
SHH114 Sociology of Health and Illness I
This module provides students with a sound introduction to some of the key contemporary debates within sociology of health and illness. It enables students to understand the significant influence of social factors in people’s interpretation and experience of health and illness and also explores social relations in formal health work.
SHH212 The Sociology of Health and Illness II
Building on the cognate Level 1 module, this module further explores key contemporary debates and research approaches in the sociology of health and illness.