Teaching and learning methods
The module involves lectures and guest lectures from different disciplines. The lectures revolve around the themes of measuring and comparing health, and policy climates of health and social care. Learning activities include lectures and independent study. Students are expected to carry out some reading in advance of each session, in order to be able to participate in discussions.
Expectations for the module: It is expected that students will listen to all lectures weekly. In addition students should aim to read 2-3 of the recommended readings (key readings are marked with a star *) for each lecture. Following this guidance will improve subject knowledge, enhance ability to write well-argued and well-evidenced assignments, and facilitate achieving higher grades.
Module communication: Students are welcome to contact module convenors and lecturers by email.
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Resources & Reading list
Module resources will be available on Blackboard, such as lecture PowerPoint slides, audiorecordingsof lectures, key readings, coursework details, discussion boards and wikis, references andmodule updates. Students will be provided with guidance to use Skype for verbal/visualcommunication with tutors and to prepare and submit a PowerPoint presentation using Drop-Off..
Focus on Older People.
Dannefer, D. and Philipson, C. (2010). The SAGE Handbook of Social Gerontology. London: Sage.
Phillips, J., Ajrouch, K. and Hillcoat-Nallétamby, S. (2010). Key Concepts in Social Gerontology,. London: Sage.
Glasby, J. (2017). Understanding Health and Social Care. Bristol: The Policy Press.
Johnson, M.L., Bengston, V.L., Coleman P.G. and Kirkwood, T.B.L. (2005). The Cambridge Handbook of Age and Ageing. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.