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Stand Alone Module
- 15 Weeks
- Start Dates:
- One half study day per week (9am-1pm)
- High Wycombe
- Available on request
- Key Contact:
- Michael Farquharson
- 01494 522 141
Is this course suitable for me?
This 30 credit module will be of interest to students working in a variety of settings such as day care centres, care homes, elderly care wards and EMI units.
This module will enable you to examine the inequalities that exist in both health and social care settings for the most vulnerable adults in society, analysing the complexities faced by vulnerable and marginalised individuals and groups.
Theories of vulnerability, stigma, prejudice, power and discrimination.
Theories of ageing, disability and social isolation
Vulnerable groups within society e.g.
- Older adults
- People with disabilities (including physical and learning disabilities)
- People with mental health issues
- Other vulnerable groups such as the homeless, travellers and asylum seekers.
Related and current national and local health and social care policy and how these impact on care delivery both within health and social care settings e.g.
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults legislation
- Disability Discrimination legislation
- Equality Legislation
- Mental Capacity Act
- Mental Health Act
- Care Standards Act
- Health and Social Care Bill
- Valuing People
- No Secrets’
- Death by Indifference
Strategies to facilitate the valuing and empowerment of people e.g.
- Social role valourisation
- Person centred approaches
- Partnership working
- Service user involvement
What will I learn?
On successful completion of the module, you will be able to:
1. Critically examine the concept of vulnerability and related theories.
2. Critically appraise health and social policy provisions for the vulnerable person or group.
3. Evaluate current health and social policy provisions for the vulnerable person or group.
4. Debate strategies that enable the vulnerable to be valued and/or empowered.
5. Demonstrate a critical awareness of current legislation and its role in protecting vulnerable adults.
Teaching and learning
The module will be delivered mainly in the classroom through some formal lectures and seminars. The students will be expected to work together to prepare classroom debate of some of the key concepts. Case studies will be given periodically to generate class deliberation of key areas.
Working in a practice area with minimum 6 months experience in an appropriate setting is required
- 120 level 5 credits (or equivalent)
- Support of your manager
- Opportunity to work outside usual practice area, if necessary, to gain specific clinical competence
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.
- Course_Enquiry_Letter (70.4 KB)
- Application_form (58.1 KB)
- Notes_for_Guidance (51.6 KB)
- Fee_Authoristaion_Form (61.1 KB)
- Clinical_Reference_Form (57.2 KB)
- Academic_Reference_Form (50.6 KB)
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Alternatively, if you call us on 01494 603 171 or email firstname.lastname@example.org we can post you a hard copy application pack.
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.