Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module aims to give you an understanding of the UK health trends and the factors that affect these trends. Through clinical case studies and small group tutorials, you will explore why the UK has some of the highest incidences of certain diseases and conditions in Europe and consider what factors contribute to making them some of the most common and/or rising health problems faced by this country. This will include understanding the relevant socioeconomic factors as well as understanding the bioscience of the disease process and its diagnosis and management. You will also focus on what is being done by the Government and the NHS to tackle these major health problems, to evaluate the success of public health promotion and intervention schemes. You will also consider the roles and responsibilities of service users and healthcare practitioners in ensuring effective communication and consent.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/lsc-30026/lists
To gain an appreciation via problem-based learning, of the major health issues affecting the UK. To study a sample of these to understand the disease process or condition and the pathology tests associated with it, with regard to recent developments in its diagnosis and/or management, and to consider the range of factors that contribute to making them some of the most common and/or rising health problems faced by this country.
Intended Learning Outcomes
critically discuss the science underpinning the diseases and conditions encountered in the scenarios: 1,2critically evaluate arguments, assumptions, abstract concepts and data to make judgments on reasons behind disease prevalence in the UK NHS: 2critically discuss the roles of service users and healthcare practitioners relating to consent and effective communication: 1evaluate the success of public health promotion and intervention schemes: 2critically discuss the roles of Cellular Pathology in the investigation, diagnosis and treatment of infertility: 2
Scheduled learning (17h tutorials): 17 hEngagement with asynchronous materials: 15hSelf-directed study: 118h
1: Essay weighted 70%
Description of Module Assessment
In-course assessmentStudents will complete an essay on one of the last 2 cases, considering interventions/public health promotions. The title will be released in week 12, for submission in week 14.
Typical answers would be in the range of 1000-1500 words per question.
2: Essay-Plan weighted 30%
Flow chart / diagramStudents will prepare a flowchart or diagram, choosing one of the first 3 cases, outlining the relevant risk factors, screening and diagnostics and treatment for submission in week 7