Health and Social Care Context

Health and Social Care Context

  1. Unit level: 4
  2. Unit Code: F/503/7164
  3. GLH: 60
  4. Credit value: 15
  5. Unit grading structure:Pass
  6. Assessment guidance: Should include a study of one area of Health and/or Social Care
  7. Unit Aims:
    To develop an understanding of a health and/or social care area in which students would like to work. They will develop their understanding in order to critically evaluate the impact of legislative frameworks in the context of local practice.
  8. Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand the structural organisation of a chosen health and/or social care area
      • Analyse organisational structures within the chosen area
      • Analyse individual functions and roles within organisations in the area it
    2. Understand the implications of legislative frameworks in the chosen health and social care area
      • Analyse the legislative frameworks impacting on the chosen area and explain their intended functions
      • Evaluate the way in which legislative frameworks have been interpreted in terms of regulation, codes of practice and standards in the chosen area
      • Assess the impact of policies, legislation, regulation, codes of practice and standards on organisations and working practices in chosen area
    3. Understand external influences on a chosen health and/or social care area
      • Analyse the factors and organisations which have influenced government decisions on health and social care
      • Assess the impact of social values and attitudes on health and social care
      • Assess barriers to access for health and social care and how effectively these have been overcome
    4. Understand the individual rights underpinning delivery of health and social care to service users
      • Analyse the individual rights that underpin health and social care practice
      • Evaluate the importance of these rights in health and social care
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