Risk enablement: creating a safe and effective person centred service

Key features

This 20 credit module, which can be taken at either degree level or masters level challenges and develops an awareness of relevant national and international policy which currently influences risk enablement. 

It will enable health and social care practitioners to critically examine the ethical reasoning and decision making skills that influence risk enablement practice. 

It provides a person centred approach which enables creative solutions to individual care. Strength based approaches will also be explored to generate innovative ways of working, challenging practitioner and organisational values to collaboratively assess and progress an individual’s evolving needs.

Module code

HEAD389 / APP750

Credits

20

FHEQ Level 

Level 6 - bachelors degree

Level 7 - masters degree

Location 

Blended learning approach with face to face delivery in Plymouth 

HEAD389 course details (degree level) 

  • Current national/international policies/evidence and priorities in relation to risk models and principles.
  • Appraisal of the ethical decision making processes involved in safeguarding regimes.
  • Exploration of organisational and professional cultures and the influence these have on person centred care.
  • Empowering a culture of risk taking.
  • Managing the complexity of risk enablement for service and patient.
  • Exploration of psychological wellbeing, choice and control, risk assessment versus risk enablement (to include awareness).
  • Financial and budgetary implications.
  • Personalisation in relation to care co-production with people and families and carers.
  • Psychology of risk/change for client, multi-agency working and service.
  • Person centred theory and safeguarding.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is coursework and essay.

(Please note that the assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit.)

APP750 course details (masters level)

  • Current national/international policies/evidence and priorities in relation to risk models and principles.
  • Appraisal of the ethical decision making processes involved in safeguarding regimes.
  • Exploration of organisational and professional cultures and the influence these have on person centred care.
  • Empowering a culture of risk taking.
  • Managing the complexity of risk enablement for service and patient.
  • Exploration of psychological wellbeing, choice and control, risk assessment versus risk enablement (to include awareness).
  • Financial and budgetary implications.
  • Personalisation in relation to care co-production with people and families and carers.
  • Psychology of risk/change for client, multi-agency working and service.
  • Person centred theory and safeguarding.
  • Collaborative working.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is coursework and essay.

(Please note that the assessment details are provisional – if you require further information please contact the module lead or the Professional Development Unit.)

Admissions information 

Additional information and documentation required for the application process.

Access to: 

  • application forms 
  • change of name forms
  • pre-course information
  • downloadable guides
  • student card.

Visit our admissions homepage for full details. 


Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on these modules:

  • you need to be a registered health and social care professional working in clinical practice
  • to study the module at degree level you must have previously studied at level 5 (i.e. Foundation degree or equivalent)
  • to study the module at masters level you must have previously studied to graduate level.
Each student will be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit (PDU). Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.
Medical students who are looking to intercalate should also contact the PDU for information on the specific entry requirements for our intercalated programme.

Fees and funding

Funding

This module is commissioned by Health Education England and you may be eligible for funding through your employing trust.
To apply please contact your trust’s education coordinator who will guide you through the application process.
If you work in the private, independent and voluntary sector, please contact your employer who will advise you.

Fees

For those who are self-funding, please see our Professional Development module fees page.

Module dates

This module will not run for the year 2019/20. The next planned delivery will be 2020/21. Exact dates to be confirmed.  

Please contact the Professional Development Unit Admissions team for further information.