Mrs Chantal Patel
Head of Interprofessional Studies
Interprofessional Studies
Telephone: (01792) 602220


  • ASP101 The Philosophy of Social Policy: An Introduction to Concepts, Ideas and Ideologies

    Social policy draws on the intellectual traditions of the political and philosophical sciences as a basis for its approach to understanding topics such as equality, fairness, social justice, social citizenship, freedom or liberalism. These concepts are important when tracing the key ideas and principles which have influenced both past and current developments of welfare provisions in the UK, or when thinking critically about why we have needed policy and legislation to ensure equality of treatment for people of various social, cultural and ethnic backgrounds. By developing a sound understanding of these topics, students will be better equipped to develop informed responses to some of the key challenges facing governments today and which are explored in more depth through other social policy modules: should governments promote equality of access to higher education by subsidising fees for all? Now that we are living in a ¿global village¿, should we be thinking about welfare needs from a global citizenship perspective? Is it fair that some people earn high incomes but still receive child benefit? Are policy-makers today still influenced by neo-liberal values about the role that market forces should take in meeting social needs?

  • SHC137 Study Skills, Health Informatics and Health Service Practice

    This module provides an introduction to student skills, learning skills, IT skills, communication skills and elements of Health Informatics that prepares the student for work in the clinical environment of the National Health Service as an Assistant/Associate audiology practitioner.

  • SHC338 Evidence-Based Practice in Cardiology

    The module will prepare students for their professional role as a healthcare science practitioner in Cardiology. Students will gain an understanding of their role in the patient pathway and the importance of evidence-based practice that considers patient-centred care.

  • SHF301 Developing Business Management Skills

    This module will build upon the tenets of Business Management for Healthcare (SHF201) to explore the need for effective marketing, financial management and the development of core business policy and procedures in managing private health care businesses.

  • SHF302 Continuing Personal and Professional Development

    This module considers key issues in osteopathy and health care practice based on reflection from student placements and learning. This module will be delivered through group discussion and feedback sessions.

  • SHF309 Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods

    This module introduces students to the concept of evidence based practice and will provide an introduction to research methods.

  • SHF313 Ethics and Osteopathy

    This module aims to develop students¿ critical awareness of the moral dimension of osteopathic care and to encourage students to reconsider ethical issues in their day to day practice. This will be enabled through their developing knowledge and understanding of literature, and broader organisational/social/policy implications.

  • SHF314 Independent Study

    This module builds upon the knowledge and skills gained from SHF309 Evidence Based Practice and Research Methods and will enable the student to explore research in an area of interest in order to develop a literature review and a related patient information sheet.

  • SHGE20 Study Day - Perineal Suturing Workshop

    This is a themed, standalone study day which will lead to a certificate of attendance. There are no credit points attached to this module.

  • SHH313 Ethics in Health and Social Care

    This module aims to develop students' critical awareness of the moral dimension of health care. Ethical analysis of relevant issues is based upon extant theory and principles. Students are encouraged to reconsider ethical issues in their day to day practice, against their developing knowledge and understanding of literature, and broader organizational/social/policy implications.

  • SHN3055 Managing Complex Care in Rapidly Changing Situations (Adult)

    This module aims to give an overview of specialist aspects of nursing practice, especially when care can be considered complex and situations rapidly change. The module also aims to give a greater insight into the application of legal, ethical and professional issues to practice. This module draws on the content of modules within Years 1 and 2 and experiences in practice to consolidate the knowledge, skills and attitude for professional practice in the field of adult nursing.

  • SHP307 Persons and Illness

    The module¿s objectives are to provide students with an appreciation of the connection between our concept of the person and our understanding of some of the conditions that are the objects of medical attention, including aspects of mental health, disability, genetics and dying.

  • SHPM45 Introduction to Law and Medicine

    This module introduces the legal system in England & Wales and its role in medicine. Students will be introduced to the nature of law and legal argument and learn how to evaluate case law in relation to consent to examination and treatment.