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Stand Alone Module
Assessing Needs and Outcomes
Methods and Measurement
- 14 Weeks
- Start Dates:
- Every Thursday
- Uxbridge Campus
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- The Enquiries Team
- 01494 603 171
Is this course suitable for me?
This module is suitable for people working in all areas of health and social care, within NHS, Local Authority and Third Sector organisations.
This module enables you to systematically search for and critique research regarding health and welfare needs and outcome measurement tools, with the aim of developing critical appraisal skills. Having identified areas of service development, you are supported to consider the validity and application of outcome measurement tools to advanced practice.
This module will explore;
- Perspectives, purpose, approaches, methods and tools of quantitative and qualitative health and welfare need assessment
- Determinants and mapping of health and health distribution
- Health inequalities and inequities
- Research methods and measures of association
- Statistical analysis
- Information sources for health and welfare
- Measurement tools: Reliability, validity, appropriateness and responsiveness
- Using data derived from needs assessment in planning and evaluating health, welfare and health care: aligning needs assessment and outcome measures
- Purpose, perspectives, methods and approaches to quantitative and qualitative outcomes measurement
- Application of outcome measurement to areas of practice
- Critical appraisal skills
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
- Determine the interdependent relationship between research, knowledge, theory and practice.
- Rationalise perspectives and methodological approaches in the design of research strategies, specifically in relation to care needs and outcomes.
- Determine the reliability, validity and applicability of need assessment methodologies and measurement approaches, with reference to specific groups, populations and contexts of care.
- Appraise, evaluate, select and apply appropriate outcome measures to determine the effectiveness of services and interventions locally to your own area of practice.
Teaching and learning
Topic presentations (lecture style) will introduce you to the context and principles of health and welfare need assessment and outcome measurement. Student-focused activities, in groups and independently, will encourage critical thinking around the complexities and applicability of need assessment and outcome measurement.
Considerable autonomy in learning development is expected; you will be expected to undertake a wide degree of self-directed learning in addition to making use of the texts and materials identified within each session of the module. Supported by access to tutorials, email, phone and individual face contact with lecturers, you will need to demonstrate an ability to study module topics systematically and critically, in addition to communicating ideas clearly.
- Registered professional qualification (e.g., nursing, public health, social work, policy development)
- 60 level 6 credits (or equivalent)
- Normally a minimum of 2 years experience in a relevant practice area
How to make an application
Please contact the Enquiries Team on 01494 603 171 or email email@example.com
We hope to have a fully on-line application system shortly, but in the meantime, to apply for a course, please download and print these forms, completing them fully and posting back to the address below.
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- Application_form (58.1 KB)
- Notes_for_Guidance (51.6 KB)
- Fee_Authoristaion_Form (61.1 KB)
- Academic_Reference_Form (50.6 KB)
- Clinical_Reference_Form (57.2 KB)
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Students funded by the NHS or other employer
If the cost of your course is being funded by your employer, please contact your education lead or manager for guidance as to how they would prefer you to make an application.