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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Health & Social Care Short Name: MGTHCPOLICY
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: ASHTON J Mrs (HSC)
Number of credits: 20 Number of ECTS credits: 10
Module Availability
Semester 1
Assessment Pattern
A report on the management implications of implementing one aspect of current health and social care policy. The policy selected should be within the last two years.
2,000 words (100%)
Module Overview
Module Aims
To examine the wide range of current health and social care policy in statutory and non-statutory care provision
To assess the effects of these policies, and how they have affected change in the delivery of care
To assess what factors affect quality of care
To demonstrate an understanding of the implications of resource management and how these may affect the quality of care
To evaluate leadership styles and how these may affect the delivery of care
To evaluate the basic skills of management and reflect on how these would affect the student’s personal management style
To place management and policy in the socio-economic and political context of modernisation
Understand the legal and inter-agency frameworks of continuing health and social care
Integrate the research outcomes of users’ experience to meet clinical governance and best value requirements of continuing improvement
Learning Outcomes
On completion of the module, the student should be able to:

Subject knowledge and understanding
have a detailed knowledge of health and social care policy
explore the application of policy and how this affects quality of care
appraise own management skills and evaluate how these can be enhanced and applied.

Cognitive skills
demonstrate a questioning approach to evidence-based practice with a view to constantly improving care delivered to clients.
reflect on own personal management and leadership style
analyse the effects of policies on the delivery of health and social care.
read and evaluate government policy and associated national relevant reports

Practical skills
practice in accordance with NMC code of professional conduct and demonstrate a basic knowledge of professional regulation and self regulation.
participate in the process of clinical audit.

Key / transferable skills
demonstrate search skills for appropriate reports and legislation
apply basic management skills and style to practical scenarios
manage information from a wide range of sources
take responsibility for own learning
self-reflect on management abilities, review how these can be improved and draw up a plan of implementation.
Module Content
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Taught: Negotiated sessions
Self-directed learning: 155 hours
Selected Texts/Journals
This is reading that is essential for your understanding of issues/concepts that will be covered by the module content.

Baggott R 2002 Health and Health Care in Britain Macmillan, Basingstoke

Brechin A 2000 Critical Practice in Health and Social Care Oxford University Press

Cole G A 2003 Management Theory and Practice Letts Publication

Dept of Health 1999 Clinical governance quality in the NHS HMSO, London

Dept of Health 1999 Effective care co-ordination in mental health service. Modernising the care programme approach

Dept. of Health. 2007 Commissionsing Framework for Health and Wellbeing.

Ham C 2004 Health Policy in Britain 5th edn Palgrave.

Lazenbatt A 2002 The evaluation handbook for health professionals. Routledge

Leathard A 2003 Inter-professional collaboration. Brummer-Routledge.

Naidoo J, Wills J 2001 An Introduction to Health Studies Palgrave Press

NHS Executive 1996 An audit pack for monitoring the care programme approach

British Journal of Health Care Management
Community Care
Health Service Journal
Health and Social Care Management
Journal of Nursing Management

Last Updated
27TH JULY 2010