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Faculty of Health Sciences

Understanding People and Societies

Continuing Professional Development Individual module

Level of study

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What you'll study

This module aims to introduce you to the theory and knowledge underpinning the practice of Health and Social Care. There have been numerous studies over many years documenting the need for a holistic approach to health and social care, and the realisation that a high percentage of care is delivered by non-registered professionals. This has created a need for education to non-registered professionals so that they can link the theory delivered on this module to practice.

The module will introduce you to definitions of health and what this means in relation to healthcare in our society. It explores the impact of non-registered health professional interventions on people within our society, and you'll consider the internal and external influences on a person's health. The module also aims to introduce the concept of social constructive health and bio determinism so that you can consider the calue of social models of care as well as medical models of care.

Starts in: Duration:
January 12 weeks (1 semester)

This module is delivered on Thursday afternoons on campus.

Benefit from the amazing facilities of our new £28-million Health Campus with its mock operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit.

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Developed with our NHS partners, our programmes are constantly updated to reflect the very latest in health care thinking.

Clinical placements give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Expert staff work with NHS clinicians to deliver programmes from ‘bite-size’ taster sessions to PhDs in some of the UK’s finest facilities.

Entry requirements

Fees and funding

Home/EU: £1,540 (per 20 credit module)

International: Please contact 

Funding may be available through your employer.