International perspectives and practice requirements for health and social care practitioners (masters level)

Key features

This 20 credit masters-level module will provide you with the opportunity to explore current research and development related to a range of countries and ultimately incorporate what you have learned into a professional development plan towards considering career development within these contexts.

This module aims to develop your critical analysis of key drivers and research from a global health perspective and increase your understanding of current international health and social care professional practice. You will also develop critical reflection skills which will enable you to become a reflexive practitioner with an enhanced awareness of values informing your professional practice.

You will have the opportunity to debate the roles of international organisations, policy and legislation in shaping the health of populations, such as the World Health Organisation, and become familiar with the roles of key international professional bodies/ organisations whilst exploring your profession in a country or context of your choice.

Module code

ADV759

Credits

20

FHEQ level

Level 7 - masters degree

Location

Facilitated by distance learning approach including webinars, e-learning and tutorial support

Course details

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically appraise research and policy related to a global perspective of health.
  • demonstrate critical understanding of professional health and social care practice within a specific context.
  • reflect on knowledge, skills and attitudes and demonstrate capability through application of competencies in a different professional, international context.
  • demonstrate critically reflexive approaches to practice through identification of future learning needs related to career development goals in international contexts.

This module can be studied as a standalone module, as an optional module for the MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy programme or as an optional module towards some other MSc Advanced Professional Practice pathways - please contact the Professional Development Unit for further information.

Assessment

The assessment for this module is a 4,000 word critical evaluation.

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

Module dates

This module will commence in September 2017 with the following dates available for shared learning and tutorials:

13 September, 18 October and 29 November 2017.

(Occasionally delivery dates might be subject to change – always check with the module lead or Professional Development Unit).

Please be aware that all modules run to minimum numbers. In the event that there are low numbers, this module may be rescheduled to an alternative date. Some modules are also subject to maximum numbers – for further information please contact the Professional Development Unit. 

Entry requirements

To be considered for a place on this module:

  • you must be a registered health and social care professional or a health and social care worker who has previously studied to graduate level to study the module at masters level

You'll be considered and advised individually (where required) by the programme team and Professional Development Unit. Please contact the PDU or programme lead if you have any queries regarding your situation.

Fees and funding

Fees for 2017/18 academic year

Please see our professional development module fees page.

Funding

Funding for this module may be available through your employing trust. To apply please contact your Trust’s Educational Co-ordinator 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.