Composition of the course
During classroom-based sessions there will be some traditional taught sessions involving lectures and seminars and you will be expected to engage in interactive activities which may include debate, discussion, group work, problem solving and participant-led presentations. There will also be some simulated learning based on practice skills.
All modules will have supported directed learning activities which are completed in your own time. These are activities that you undertake without formal direction from the University in order to complete assessments and to maximise your learning on the course. This may require you to complete some pre-reading in order to prepare for a taught session or some reflective work to consolidate your learning after a taught session.
The use of service-user/carer case studies and scenarios will help you to think about appropriate judgements, behaviours and actions for future work experience in a safe and supported environment. An introduction to the virtual learning environment (accessing information from computers) will start in the first module and support will be provided to help develop IT skills where necessary.
Throughout the course you will be encouraged to develop an e-portfolio which can help you organise your academic work, think about and reflect on your educational journey and provide a useful resource for employers. The e-portfolio is not marked, but it is a way of capturing positive and constructive feedback, helping you to develop in confidence and independence and to reflect as part of your learning process.
The course is taught by lecturers from a range of backgrounds in health and social care.
This course does not include any practical placements.