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 explores how world power is exercised and how it shapes our lives. It examines the relationship between citizens and the state through considering a series of major ideological perspectives, from Marxism through to Libertarianism. It compares different approaches to answer central questions about why contemporary society is as it is, and asks what a better society would be like.
This module explores how power is exercised and how it shapes our lives. It examines the relationship between citizens and the state through considering a series of major ideological perspectives from Marxism through to Postcapitalism. It compares different approaches to answer central questions about why contemporary society is as it is, and asks what a better society would be like.
To develop an understanding of the role played by animals in human politics and culture, and an appreciation of how that role has evolved historically and geographically. The module will also explore the significance of animals in the production of both profit and knowledge in capitalist societies. Ethical issues concerning the use of animals by humans will also be considered.
Humans have highly variable sexual behavior. What counts as sex, how it is socially regulated, and what people do in sex varies greatly between cultures and over time. This module examines the role of social arrangements and discourses in the social construction of sexualities.
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, key sociological and psychological concepts and principles of health promotion. Completion of this module supports the student in acquiring the knowledge to apply understanding of abnormal physiology to patient physical states. Through a variety of learning strategies the student is supported to appreciate how health education and health promotion can have a positive effect upon patient wellbeing.
This module explores key contemporary themes and debates within the sociology of health and illness including health promotion and the sociology of risk, the experience of illness and health care in contemporary society, deviance and stigma in relation to illness, lay-professional interactions, the sociology of the body and the sociology of death and dying. The module will encourage students to draw upon both debates in the public sphere (e.g. news and/or social media) and key research studies to further their understandings of these issues.
The module identifies and offers scope for the consideration of various ethical challenges inherent in some public health endeavours which are sometimes uncritically accepted/adopted. In addition, aspects of public health activities such as screening and immunisation are considered with regard to ethical principles. Other areas of public health interest such as rising levels of inequality in health and lifestyle choice will be presented as ethical dilemmas.
This module is a compulsory module in the MSc Health Care Management programme. It will analyse the forces and processes that shape modern health care policies, discussing the phases of policy formation, implementation and evaluation. Theories and models of the policy making process will be examined as they relate to actual practice and the potential obstacles to `perfect implementation¿ will be studied. A series of contemporary issues such as rationing, patient and public involvement, and policy divergence after devolution will be discussed.
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.