The aim of this module is to develop understanding of the psychological factors which influence human behaviour throughout the lifespan and how these apply to health and social care settings
Upon the successful completion of this module, the student should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
• Understand theories of lifespan development
• Analyse how psychological theories are applied to health and social care practice
• Examine social and biological determinants of human behaviour displayed in health and social care contexts
Please refer to your module descriptor for relevant reading for this module. Your tutor will also provide links to relevant articles on Moodle, which you will be expected to read and discuss as part of your weekly learning activities.
Students are required to produce a written and logically structured reflective essay (2000 words) that will have a particular focus on the ways in which psychological theories are applied to health and social care practice, with particular emphasis on their own career goals.
Consider the following points:
· Reflect on psychological theories and researches you have presented for completing task 01.
· Explore your role as a health care professional in applying the learnt psychological perspectives, as your duty to care.
· Discuss how you would relate this learning to health and social care practice.
NOTE: The guidance offered below is linked to the five common assessment criteria Research-informed Literature
Your work must be informed and supported by scholarly material that is relevant to and focused on the task(s) set. You should provide evidence that you have accessed a wide range of sources, which may beacademic, governmental and industrial; these sources may include academic journal articles, textbooks, current news articles, organisational documents, and websites. You should consider the credibility of yoursources; academic journals are normally highly crediblesources while websites require careful consideration/selection and should be used sparingly. Any sources you use should be current and uptodate, mostly published within the last five years or so, though seminal/important works in the fieldmay be older. You must provide evidence of your research/own reading throughout your work, using intext citations in the main body of your work and a reference list that is alphabetical at the end of your work. Please use the Harvard referencing system.
Knowledge and Understanding of Subject
Your work must demonstrate the growing extent of your knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the subject area. Knowledge relates to the facts, information and skills you have acquired through your learning. You demonstrate your understanding by interpreting the meaning of the facts and information (knowledge). This meansthat you need to select and include in yourwork the concepts, techniques, models, theories, etc. appropriate to the task(s) set. You should be able toexplain the theories, concepts, etc. meaningfully to show your understanding. Your mark/grade will also depend upon the extent to which youdemonstrate your knowledge and understanding; ideally eachshould be complete and detailed, with comprehensive coverage.
Your work must contain evidence of logical, analytical thinking, evaluation and synthesis. For example, toexamine and break information down into parts, makeinferences, compile, compare and contrastinformation. This means not just describing What! but also justifying: Why? How? When? Who? Where? At all times, you must provide justification for your arguments and judgements. Evidence that you havereflected upon the ideas of others within the subject area is crucial to you providing a reasoned and informed debate within your work. Furthermore, you should provide evidence that you are able to makesound judgements and convincing arguments using dataand concepts. Sound, valid conclusions arenecessary and must be derived from the content of your work. There should be no new informationpresented within your conclusion. Where relevant, alternative solutions and recommendations may be proposed.
1.Extent of research and/or own reading, selection of credible sources, application of appropriate referencing conventions.
2.Knowledge and Understanding of Subject Extent of knowledge and understanding of concepts and underlying principles associated with the discipline.
3.Analysis, evaluation and synthesis; logic, argument and judgement; analytical reflection; organisation of ideas and evidence
4. Practical Application and Deployment Deployment of methods, materials, tools and techniques; application of concepts; formulation of innovative and creative solutions to solve problems.
5. Skills for Professional Practice Attributes in professional practice: individual and collaborative working; deployment of appropriate media; presentation and organisation.