This module consists of two student selected components in public health and medical humanities. These aim to offer student choice and to develop students' professional knowledge, skills, and values and behaviour through reflective practice.
Further details will be provided on Blackboard
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Critically engage with public health data, policy and practice
- Critically evaluate representations of health and medicine in the wider cultural environment
- Manage uncertainty in an unfamiliar learning environment
- Gather relevant information and present it clearly and appropriately, verbally or in writing
- Participate in peer review and give and receive peer feedback
- Practise reflection and write a reflective account
- Demonstrate different ways of thinking about medicine and health
- Take responsibility for your own learning and personal and professional development
- Identify features of effective academic poster design
- Work effectively in a team
- Explore material and techniques from the arts and humanities and assess their effectiveness
- Demonstrate a willingness and ability to study health topics using the arts & humanities
- Develop a critical understanding of how health, illness and disability are experienced in the community
- Identify the social determinants of health and health inequalities
- Participate in a creative process and identify its effect on personal and professional development
- Produce an academic poster which includes an interactive component and logic model
- Access public health information sources and use the information in relation to health improvement
- Demonstrate listening, observation, interpretive and presentation skills
- Communicate and work effectively with teachers of other disciplines
- Communicate effectively and negotiate with peers
- Recognise the rights and the equal value of all people
- Create a piece of drama, writing, art work, music, a resource or presentation
- Demonstrate knowledge of a local health issue
- Work effectively in collaboration or independently
- Determine how the arts and humanities may enable you to develop self-knowledge and support well-being
- Demonstrate an awareness of how health behaviours are affected by the diversity of the patient population
- Adopt an approach to medicine that is constantly questioning and reflective
- Identify and analyse different perceptions and experiences of health and illness
- Demonstrate a wider perspective on health that includes the role of doctors in health improvement, addressing the social determinants of health and health inequalities
In the Health Improvement component, students work in groups to design a health improvement intervention for use with a particular target group in a healthcare setting such as a GP surgery or hospital, or a community setting such as a school or charity. Students choose a local health topic; select a target group and setting; research the background and evidence for the topic; identify the issues involved; create ways of intervening that will address the issues and produce an academic poster that demonstrates the work. Students also evaluate the intervention & reflect upon their performance and the team work.
In the Medical Humanities component, students explore an area of medicine through the humanities and produce a piece of creative work either independently or in small groups. Students can choose from art, music, film, theatre, creative writing, philosophy, history and global health. They also reflect upon the experience and document what they have learned that they can take with them into future professional practice.
In order to meet the learning outcomes, the syllabus will contain teaching in the following areas:
Team Working & Leadership
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The module will be taught through a range of learning and teaching strategies using face to face and online methods which will include:
|Wider reading or practice
|Preparation for scheduled sessions
|Completion of assessment task
|Supervised time in studio/workshop
|Practical classes and workshops
|Total study time
Resources & Reading list
Blackboard. Please see the Blackboard module page for current resources. The full reading list for this module is available on the Library Online Reading List at: http://soton.rl.talis.com/
Students who fail the supplementary activity will be offered a repeat year.
Students may fail an assessment if unsatisfactory attendance or performance means that they cannot achieve all of the learning outcomes because there is not enough time during the module to complete the necessary work.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.