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MRes Primary Care (Web-based Learning) / Course details

Year of entry: 2020

Course unit details:
Intercultural Public Health

Unit code POPH64772
Credit rating 15
Unit level FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree
Teaching period(s) Semester 2
Offered by Division of Population Health, Health Services Research and Primary Care
Available as a free choice unit? No

Overview

This course unit is usually one of the blended options we provide. Due to recent events, we have adapted the materials to be fully online for 2020/2021 only. Students choosing ‘Intercultural Public Health’ will still need to be available for the online face to face teaching block from:  Mon 22 Feb (9.30am) to Weds 24 Feb (3pm).  The 3 days will involve live webinars, presentations and group work.  Students will also work on a group presentation as their mid-term assignment.  We will keep you informed of any changes via My Manchester and regular Programme communications. 

Aims

The aim of this blended course unit is to help Public Health, Primary Care and other interested professionals working in or interested in working in, UK based or international, culturally diverse or ‘super-diverse’ environments. This course unit will provide an introduction to the theory, models and frameworks underpinning intercultural communication and intercultural studies required for the practical application of an intercultural approach within Public Health settings.  The course unit will develop their communication skills and cultural knowledge working with diverse and ‘super-diverse’ communities in order to better understand, work more effectively with and deliver, design, evaluate and commission culturally appropriate services in real-world settings both locally and globally.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit, successful students will be able to:

  • Critically analyse and evaluate the role of culture and its underpinning theories, models and frameworks.
  • Evaluate the history and global impact of migration and apply concepts such as ‘super-diversity’ into practice using international examples.
  • Critically analyse policies and evaluate the potential impact of culturally competent policies for health and social care.
  • Synthesise the evidence base behind culturally competent communities and Public, Patient, Professional Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) with application to real life situations.
  • Critically analyse and synthesise the Art of Medicine and Public Health along with the concept of medicine as a culture and its impact on population health and well-being both locally and globally.
  • Synthesise, evaluate and apply research findings to intercultural health and social care settings both locally and global using international examples.

Syllabus

  • Analyse and evaluate the role of culture and its underpinning theories, models and frameworks.
  • Evaluate the history and global impact of migration and apply concepts such as ‘super-diversity’ into practice.
  • Synthesise the evidence base behind Culturally Competent communities and Public, Patient, Professional Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) with application to real life situations.
  • Analyse and synthesise the Art of Medicine and Public Health along with the concept of medicine as a culture and its impact on population health and well-being both locally and globally.
  • Analyse policies and evaluate the potential impact of culturally competent policies for health and social care.
  • Synthesise, evaluate and apply research findings to intercultural health and social care settings both locally and global using international examples.         

Teaching and learning methods

This blended course involves working through the course notes provided online, linked references and other online sources of information. It also involves attending a 3 day residential component. You will be encouraged to use self-reflection to help you think about the ideas discussed, and take part in discussion board activities. You should work through the unit in a logical sequence. The calendar in Blackboard will guide you as to what you should be doing and when. It is essential you follow this guidance so that you are doing the same topic at the same time as your fellow students. Participation in the discussion boards is greatly encouraged, and generally those students who do participate do better in their written assignments.

Employability skills

Group/team working
The student is expected to play an active role collaborating with experienced trainers and other students to work through their own problem and exit with a greater understanding of the issues involved as well as possible solutions.
Innovation/creativity
We envisage that students who have taken this unit will become ambassadors for better intercultural understanding and change within their own workplace.
Problem solving
In this course unit, individual students will bring a professional or relevant personal development `problem' to the course. The course is designed to provide an academic basis for understanding and applying intercultural methodology and approaches to Public Health.

Assessment methods

Assessment task

Length

Weighting within unit (if relevant)

Group presentation at face to face component

20 mins and 10 mins Q&A by expert panel

30%

Final Assignment

3,000 words

70%

 

Feedback methods

Students will be provided with personalised feedback for their mid-term and final summative assignments, within 15 working days for mid-term assignments and 20 working days for final submission.

Further opportunities for formative feedback (on non-assessed work) will also be provided during a course unit.

Study hours

Scheduled activity hours
Practical classes & workshops 30
Independent study hours
Independent study 120

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Clare Huish Unit coordinator

Additional notes

For further information please watch this video from our Course Unit Leader: https://video.manchester.ac.uk/faculties/edfa2331ca0cd9a14d717cb1d233466f/6005d19d-ae1b-4cf4-abc6-d7a7ce1cfa8b/

If you have any questions about the content of this unit, please contact the course unit leader, Clare Huish, via email on clare.huish@manchester.ac.uk. If you have any other queries, please contact the PGT programme administrators via email on mph.admin@manchester.ac.uk

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