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PODY3015 Open Module 2 - Business Skills for Podiatrists

Module Overview

This is a compulsory module which enables student choice in their theoretical study and professional development. Each student will have an agreed, individually constructed learning contract to enable them to study in-depth and area of interest relevant to their professional qualification or one of the Curriculum Innovation Programme modules.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of the open module is to provide students the opportunity personalise their programme of study and prepare for their own unique future. Students will be expected to select two open modules (open module 1 and open module 2) for study in quadmester 2 at level 6 in the BSc (Hons) Podiatry programme. Students may choose to study a selected aspect of podiatry that is of interest, in greater depth through engaging with the literature and evidence base however students may choose to broaden their horizons through taking an interdisciplinary module as one of the two open modules. The interdisciplinary modules are available through the University’s Curriculum Innovation Programme (CIP) and are expected to help give students new perspectives and to develop those transferable skills that are seen to be essential for their future. The profession specific areas that may be available are: TBC The menu of CIP modules that could be available are: UOSM2000 Work and Employment in Theory and Practice UOSM2001 Business Skills for Employability UOSM2003 Education for Health and Wellbeing (not running in 2014/15) UOSM2004 Global Health UOSM2009 Ethics in a Complex World UOMS2013 Pathological Mechanisms of Disease UOSM2016 The Human Brain and Society UOSM2017 Intercultural Communication in a Global World UOSM2022 Social Enterprise UOMS2027 Health Policy and Economics UOSM2030 Body and Society UOSM2031 Engineering Replacement Body Parts UOSM2032 Making Sense of the Senses: How the Brain Works

Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • To critically explore an area of study and evaluate the evidence that underpins it
  • To be able to evaluate the knowledge gained and critically apply it to podiatry professional practice
  • To be able to reflect on your learning activity, the usage of research evidence within the topic of study and its contribution to becoming a lifelong learner
  • To be able to reflect on the application of knowledge gained to the different levels of global, national, local and personal practices, and how it will inform future personal and professional practice

Syllabus

Profession Specific: Advancing Clinical Practice: CIP Modules: Work and Employment in Theory and Practice - aims to introduce students to a broad range of perspectives on work, working lives and work organisations with a particular emphasis on how these are affected by variables such as globalisation, migration, technology and financial crisis. Business Skills for Employability - aims to help students be better prepared when looking for jobs, to sell themselves to prospective employers, to understand the issues that drive success in business and to convince employers they are able to be effective managers. Education for Health and Wellbeing - aims to introduce common health issues such as obesity, heart disease, alcohol abuse and smoking to students. Global Health – aims to help students understand how prepared we are for the impact of infectious diseases that spread quickly round the world and how we should globally manage the health risks that occur in today's society and lead to chronic diseases. Building the Human Body - is a unique opportunity to explore the amazing human body inside and out. Ethics in a Complex World - will help students to grapple with such questions, as well as to explore complex ethical concepts. Pathological Mechanisms of Disease - students will study a number of key topics including; disease and its affects on evolution, and visa versa and, the relationship between disease mechanisms and the global impact of disease. The Human Brain and Society - the aim of this module is to provide tomorrow's leaders and policy makers with a basic understanding of how the human brain functions and an appreciation of the importance of mental health for 21st century society. Intercultural Communication in a Global World – allows students to understand the complexities of working and studying alongside people from different cultures and linguistic backgrounds and the requirements to act and think in different ways and to challenge our traditional ways of working. Social Enterprise - this is an interactive and practical module aiming to inspire students to social entrepreneurship by giving them a comprehensive introduction to the social enterprise sector. Health Policy and Economics - will introduce students to the use of economic concepts and theory when talking and thinking about health, health care and health care systems. Body and Society - brings together Archaeology, Anatomy and Anthropology to explore a range of different disciplinary approaches to the human body in past and present. Engineering Replacement Body Parts - will introduce students to some of the current, cutting edge research on the use of tissue engineering, stem cells and bionic implanted devices in medicine. Making Sense of the Senses: How the Brain Works - gives an introduction about how the brain works and how it makes sense out of the sensory input, particularly the visual and the auditory senses. Science and Models in Society – helps students to understand our planet and how we should respond to challenges such as climate change, hunger and poverty and an appreciation of how current models have been used in the real-world.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods may vary according to the choices undertaken within the open module. It would be expected that modules would utilise a variety of technology enhanced learning activities, different teaching and learning methods including lectures, seminars, group work and practical work, and self-directed study.

TypeHours
Teaching30
Independent Study157.5
Total study time187.5

Assessment

Assessment Strategy

This may vary according to the type of learning activity undertaken and will be negotiated and agreed with the Programme lead. Academic assessment may be already set out as in pre-set educational activity such as an agreed Curriculum Innovation Programme module or other Faculty module.

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Negotiation of a learning contract 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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