Development in Health and Social

Development in Health and Social
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Coursework Regulations

1 You are required to submit your coursework on-line through online e-learning system http://stponline.co.uk. Detailed information about this is available in the student handbook submission
2 Details of submission procedures and penalty fees can be obtained from Academic Administration or the general student handbook.
3 Late coursework will be accepted by Academic Admin Office and marked according to the guidelines given in your Student Handbook for this year.
4 If you need an extension (even for one day) for a valid reason, you must request one, using a coursework extension request form available from the Academic Admin Office. Do not ask the lecturers responsible for the course – they are not authorised to award an extension. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick.
5 General guidelines for submission of coursework:
a) All work must be word-processed and must be of “good” standard.
b) Document margins shall not be more than 2.5cm or less than 1.5cm
c) Font size in the range of 11 to 14 points distributed to including headings and body text. Preferred typeface to be of a common standard such as Arial or Times New Roman for the main text.
d) Any computer files generated such as program code (software), graphic files that form part of the course work must be submitted either online with the documentation.
e) The copy of the course work submitted may not be returned to you after marking and you are advised to have your personal copy for your reference.
f) All work completed, including any software constructed may not be used for any purpose other than the purpose of intended study without prior written permission from St Patrick’s International College.
Outcomes and assessment requirements
Learning Outcomes Assessment requirements
To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to:
LO1 Understand how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social care settings 1.1 compare personal values and principles with the principles of support for working in health and social care
1.2 assess how personal culture and experience influence own role in supporting users of services and others in health and social care settings
1.3 discuss how new developments and changes to personal values can impact on work in health and social care
LO2 Be able to produce, monitor, revise and evaluate plans for personal progress in developing the skills and
abilities required of a health
and social care practitioner 2.1 assess current skills ability and learning style
2.2 produce a holistic development plan with short medium- and long-term goals
2.3 monitor progress against the plan according to the requirements of a health and social care practitioner, revising the plan as required
2.4 evaluate the effectiveness of the development plan to own development as a health and social care practitioner
LO3 Understand the application of principles of professional engagement with users of health and social care services 3.1 explain the nature of different professional relationships in health and social care contexts
3.2 evaluate personal effectiveness in promoting and supporting the rights of the individual
3.3 discuss ways to resolve issues encountered in professional relationships
LO4 Be able to demonstrate
development of own skills and understanding in relation to working with others in health and social care practice. 4.1 evaluate the effectiveness of personal contributions when working with others in health and social care practice
4.2 explain how the limits of own work role impacts on work with others
4.3 analyse own role in minimising barriers to effective teamwork in health and social care practice
4.4 discuss how to improve personal contributions to the collective effectiveness of a team.
ASSIGNMENT:
In line with the above mentioned essential guidelines, complete the following four tasks by way of portfolio evidencing:
Portfolio assessment: Task 1
Write an Essay to demonstrate how personal values and principles influence your contributions to work in a Health and social care setting.
In this Essay you must make sure that you meet the additional criteria below;-
• Reflection on own personal contributions to the support of individuals experiencing significant life events (3.2. SSLE).
• An Assessment on how personal culture and experience influence your role in supporting clients and colleagues in your work place. (1.2 PPD)
• A Comparison of your personal values and principles with the principles of support for working in your work place (1.1 PPD).

(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M1, D1, D3)
• Discuss how new developments and changes to your personal values can impact on your work (1.3 PPD). Make recommendations for improving the support available in a health and social care organisation for individuals and their social networks when affected by significant life events (3.3. SSLE).
(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M3, D1, D3)
(Word count: 1000)
Portfolio assessment: Task 2
You are required to complete a PROJECT to enable you to Monitor, Revise and Evaluate plans for your personal progress in developing the skills and abilities required of a Health and social care practitioner.
In this project you should provide – Personal statement and Evidence of work products of the assessment criteria below:-

• Explain own role, responsibilities, accountabilities and duties in the context of working with those within and outside the health and social care workplace (4.1. PP).
• Assess your current skills ability and learning style by using the SWOT Analysis, Honey and Mumford learning style or any other assessment tool (2.1 PPD).
• Use of communication skills in a health and social care context (1.2 COM)
(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M1)
• Evaluate own contributions to place the health and safety needs of individuals at the centre of practice (3.3. HS).
• Evaluate own contribution to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy (4.2. PP)

(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M1, D3)
• Produce a holistic development plan for yourself with short, medium and long-term goals (2.2 PPD). Monitor your progress against the plan according to the requirements of a care practitioner, revising the plan as required (2.3 PPD).
• Evaluate the effectiveness of the development plan to your development as a Health and social care practitioner (2.4 PPD).

(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M2, D2, D3)
(Word count: 1000)
Portfolio assessment: Task 3
Write a Personal Statement to demonstrate your Understanding of the application of principles of professional engagement with users of Health and social care services. This statement should cover the following assessment criteria.

• Explain the nature of different professional relationships in the context of your work place (3.1 PPD).
• Evaluate your personal effectiveness in promoting and supporting the rights of the individual in your work place (3.2 PPD).
(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M1, D1)
• Discuss ways to resolve issues encountered in professional relationships in your work place. (3.3 PPD)
(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M3, D1, D3)
(Word count: 1000)
Portfolio assessment: Task 4
Write a Personal Statement to demonstrate the development of your skills and understanding in relation to working with others in health and social care practice.

• Explain how the limits of your work role impacts on work with others (4.2 PPD).
• Analyse your role in minimising barriers to effective teamwork in your work place (4.3 PPD).
(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M1)

• Evaluate the effectiveness of your personal contributions when working with others in your work place (4.1 PPD).
• Evaluate how own development has been influenced by management approaches encountered in own experience (4.3. MHR).
(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M1, D1, D3)

• Discuss how to improve your personal contributions to the collective effectiveness of your team (4.4 PPD).
• Make recommendations to develop own contributions to meeting good practice requirements (4.3. PP).

(OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET M3, D1, D2, D3)
(Word count: 1000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The MERIT and DISTINCTION grade descriptors and their indicative characteristics need to be viewed as a qualitative extension of the assessment criteria for PASS. Please see below how certain assessment criteria for PASS have been linked to certain grade descriptors for MERIT and DISTINCTION.

In order to achieve a merit in a unit • pass requirements achieved
• all merit grade descriptors achieved
In order to achieve a distinction in
a unit • pass and merit requirements achieved
• all distinction grade descriptors achieved
MERIT descriptors Exemplar indicative characteristics
In order to achieve a merit
the learner must: The learner’s evidence shows for example:
M1 – identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solutions

OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN M1 ARE IN YOUR WORK AT: Task 1, Task 2, Task 3, Task 4. • effective judgments have been made
• complex problems with more than one variable have been explored

M2- select/design and apply appropriate methods/techniques

OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN M2 ARE IN YOUR WORK AT: Task 2 • relevant theories and techniques have been applied
• a range of sources of information has been used
• the selection of methods and techniques/ sources has been justified.
M3 – present and communicate appropriate findings

OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN M3 ARE IN YOUR WORK AT: Task 1, Task 3. Task 4. • coherent, logical development of principles/concepts for the intended audience
• the communication is appropriate for familiar and unfamiliar audiences and appropriate media have been used.

 

 

 

DISTINCTION descriptors Exemplar indicative characteristics
In order to achieve a
distinction the learner must: The learner’s evidence shows for example:
D1 – use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions

OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN D1 ARE IN YOUR WORK AT: Task 1, Task 3, Task4. • The validity of results has been evaluated using defined criteria.
• self-criticism of approach has taken place
• Realistic improvements have been proposed against defined characteristics for success.
D2 – take responsibility for managing and organising activities

OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN D2 ARE IN YOUR WORK AT: Task 2, Task 4 • autonomy/independence has been demonstrated
• substantial activities, projects or investigations have been planned, managed and organised
• The importance of interdependence has been recognized and achieved.
D3 – demonstrate convergent/lateral/
creative thinking

OPPORTUNITIES TO GAIN D3 ARE IN YOUR WORK AT: Task 1, Task 2, Task 3, Task 4. • self-evaluation has taken place
• innovation and creative thought have been applied

Cross-Unit Assessment Requirements and Tracking:
Unit 1 COM Unit 2
PP Unit 3
HS Unit 4
PPD Unit 13
MHR Unit 21
SSLE
1.1. *
1.2. * *
1.3. *
2.1. *
2.2. *
2.3. *
2.4. *
3.1. * *
3.2. * *
3.3. * * *
4.1. * *
4.2. * *
4.3. * * *
4.4. *

1.2 COM use communication skills in a health and social care context.
3.1 COM Access and use standard ICT software packages to support work in health and social care
4.1. PP Explain own role, responsibilities, accountabilities and duties in the context of working with those within and outside the health and social care workplace.
4.2. PP Evaluate own contribution to the development and implementation of health and social care organisational policy.
4.3. PP Make recommendations to develop own contributions to meeting good practice requirements.

3.3. HS Evaluate own contributions to placing the health and safety needs of individuals at the center of practice.

4.3. MHR Evaluate how own development has been influenced by management approaches encountered in own experience.

3.2. SSLE Reflect on own personal contributions to the support of individuals experiencing significant life events

3.3. SSLE Make recommendations for improving the support available in a health and social care organisation for individuals and their social networks when affected by significant life events.
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