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Module

BMS3015 : Health and Illness: Professional and Societal Perspectives

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Shelina Visram
  • Demonstrator: Dr Lutz Sauerteig
  • Lecturer: Professor Eileen Kaner, Dr Michele Castelli, Professor Allyson Pollock, Professor John Wildman, Professor Clare Bambra, Professor Katie Brittain, Dr Chris Wilkinson, Professor Gill Rowlands
  • Owning School: Biomedical, Nutritional and Sports Scien
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

1. To provide an introduction to health care organisation and practice
2. To demonstrate the ways in which health care practice and organisation is shaped by science, society and individuals.
3. To develop understanding of how health care organisations shape the practices of professionals working within them

Outline Of Syllabus

This undergraduate module, based on multi-disciplinary research expertise and teaching strengths in relation to Health Service Research and Public Health within the University, provides an introduction to health care organisation, practice and policy in the National Health Service.

The NHS and international health care systems are introduced along with the roles of health care workers and multi-agency working. Health care policy and its importance is also introduced. Finally key features of current and future trends in health care practice and delivery are identified, including impact of ageing, improving the quality and safety in health care, the health of the population and public health. The key challenges to maintaining the health of society are also discussed.

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable