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Postgraduate Course: Critical Reading in Health and Social Care 2 (ISSH11019)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Health in Social Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits10
Home subject areaInterdisciplinary Social Sciences in Health Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is part of the online e-learning programme in Health and Social Care.

This Critical Reading 10 credit course allows students the opportunity to explore a topic in depth with associated research and literature. The topic will be relevant to their workplace and professional development in their own country and will cover an area not substantially included in their core and option courses within the Programme. The topic will be selected in agreement with an allocated tutor who will supervise the students' progress.

The two 10 credit topics should be taken in the same year, but need not be in the same semester. If appropriate, one 10 credit course may be taken from elsewhere in the School if only one Critical Reading in Health and Social Care option is selected, with prior agreement of the Programme Director.

Each topic chosen as part of Supervised Critical Reading in Health and Social Care 2 is negotiated individually between the student and their supervisor/course organiser. Topics will be related to an aspect of health and social care. Supervisors will help in the selection of a topic. This may include (but is not restricted to):

service user and carer inclusion
ethics and boundaries
knowledge exchange
public health
issues of capacity and consent
narratives and life experience
counselling supervision
cognitive behavioural therapy
supporting change

Students may choose a topic from this course as their dissertation topic with the agreement of the Programme Director. This may help the student by enabling them to continue researching an area of interest and relevance within their organisation and after having begun work on the literature review.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Flexible, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 05/08/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate a detailed understanding of a substantial body of literature and research on a topic relevant to the MSc programme and their local context
2. Reflect critically on the empirical and theoretical content related to their chosen topic
3. Demonstrate an understanding and critical evaluation of the topic
4. Demonstrate the ability to source literature
5. Synthesise the available literature to develop new arguments
Assessment Information
The course is assessed by a literature review (2,000 - 2,500 words). This will enable students to evidence their learning by taking a critical approach to the subject under investigation whilst relating it to (for example) children, older people, people with a physical or learning disability, carers, staff or whole organisations.
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Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserMs Karen Watchman
Tel: (0131 6)51 3925
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