Module/Course Description

Course Title: Psychosocial Context of Health

Course Code: UU-HCM-1060-UG

Programme: Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Management - BL

Credits: 4.00

Course Description:

Course/Module Description:

Psychosocial health is defined as a state of mental, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being. The thinking portion of psychosocial health is known as mental health.

Course/Module Objectives:

The main objectives of the course are:

  1. To make students aware of the organizational and financial structure of the health care provision
  2. To identify the role of politics in the development of health legislation and state welfare implementation provision
  3. To address the developing relationship between the student and the contemporary role of healthcare within the profession and the need for continuing development
  4. To outline the approaches to the measurement of health with reference to epidemiological, demographic and social indicators using information retrieval systems.

Course/Module Learning Outcomes:

After completion of the course students are expected to be able:

  1. To explore the key influences on the development of contemporary nursing organization
  2. To link current issues in nursing to the historical development of the profession, current policy issues, and continuing professional development
  3. To explore the way that nursing may be able to influence policy making now and in the future, identifying any likely obstacles
  4. To demonstrate a growing understanding of the concept of accountability from a personal, professional and legal perspective
  5. To understand the legal frameworks relating to management of care.

Prerequisites: UU-BA-IND100-UG

Prerequisites Categories: -

Typical Module duration: 4.0


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