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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

HECS1100 Learning Together; Working Together

30 creditsClass Size: 500

Module manager: Natalie Van Der Gucht
Email: n.vadergucht@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Programme entry requirement

Module replaces

HECS1089

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module will introduce students to information literacy and evidence based practice that underpin professional practice. Students will explore skills such as communication and team working needed for effective practice with service users/carers, members of their own professional group and others involved in health and social care. Sociological and psychological theory will be introduced to support the student to develop professional practice that is person centred.

Objectives

This module will provide students with an inter-professional environment within which they will begin to explore fundamental concepts which underpin contemporary health and social care practice.

Students will begin to develop their knowledge and understanding of the nature and expectations associated with their chosen profession and how their profession integrates with the other professions represented within their inter-professional learning group.

The concepts 'patient/ person centeredness/service user and carers' will be explored.

Students will consider their values and attitudes and reflect upon these in relation to their development as practitioners. Students will learn about the proficiencies they need in relation to partnership working.

The influence of diversity and difference upon wellbeing and practice and legal and ethical practice will be considered.

The module will introduce key psychological and sociological theories which underpin these proficiencies.

Information literacy and evidence based practice will underpin the module.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students will:
- Begin to develop Information Literacy skills e.g. search, retrieve and evaluate the content and quality of the information retrieved from a variety of sources
- Understand the need for practice which is grounded in research based evidence.
- Be able to identify the impact of social and psychological circumstances experienced by service users and carers on their health and wellbeing.
- Be knowledgeable about the skills, abilities and qualities required for effective person centred professional practice within health and social care.
- Be aware of the impact of personal, professional and societal values and attitudes upon professional practice.
- Understand how health and welfare services, non-statutory organisations and community networks have developed

Skills outcomes
None. Cross disciplinary module.


Syllabus

Working within structured inter-professional learning groups students will explore personal motivations and aspirations for undertaking their chosen programme. They will begin to develop their knowledge and understanding of the nature and expectations associated with their chosen profession and how their profession integrates with the other professions represented within their inter-professional learning group.

The concepts 'patient/ person centeredness/service user and carer will be explored. Students will reflect upon and learn about the proficiencies they need to develop to enable them to work with service users and carers and each other.

Students will explore how diversity and difference may influence wellbeing and practice and consider issues related to legal and ethical practice. Students will be introduced to the key psychological and sociological theories which underpin these proficiencies

Social psychology and sociology will inform discussion about social influence and judgement attitudes and prejudices, pro-social pressure, social pressure and conformity.

Information literacy and evidence based practice will underpin the module. Students will be introduced to the research process and types of research enquiry underpinning the evidence used to inform health and social care strategy and practice. They will learn how to find, evaluate and use information within the context of the key module themes.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Directed Study1201.00120.00
Group learning301.0030.00
Lecture101.0010.00
Tutorial241.0024.00
Private study hours116.00
Total Contact hours184.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Private study time will be spent reading literature and completing online guided study packages in preparation for, and as an extension to, work undertaken during the inter-professional tutorials and preparing for the summative assessment. Students have the opportunity to feedback on the guided study and undertake additional group work to extend and apply their learning. Students also have a formative workbook to complete during their placement exposure (week 6-8, part of HECS1098) to explore service provision and third sector partners
Throughout the module there will be an increasing emphasis upon independence in learning.
16 hours will be timetabled for group work. Students will use this to explore how their profession integrates with other professions and to prepare for the group assessment task.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

As a learning set group, the students will have the opportunity for feedback on a draft of the group project prior to submission. They will receive feedback from the group project and their marks before submission of the individual essay.
Students will be asked to attend a group academic support session in which their plan for the essay will be discussed with the tutor and peer colleagues. Students can access support in accordance with the School of Healthcare guidelines.


Monitoring of Progress:
Student learning will be monitored through their participation within the tutorial sessions and group work activities and completion of their online guided study package.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay2000 words70.00
Group Project1500 words30.00
Written WorkFORMATIVE: Workbook0.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

There is no compensation between the elements as they examine different aspects of the module.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 16/09/2020 11:27:31

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