HS173-4-FY-CO:
Informing Sciences 1

The details
2023/24
Health and Social Care (School of)
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Thursday 05 October 2023
Friday 28 June 2024
30
23 February 2024

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BSC B939 Occupational Therapy

Module description

This module is designed to introduce students to the basic sciences that inform professional practice, including anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociology.

This module runs 2 sessions per week in the autumn and summer term, alongside the modules, 'Occupational Being' and 'Interprofessional Working and Development' You will draw upon your past experiences and knowledge in order to build a sound knowledge and understanding of the informing sciences.
The workbook will form the basis of your learning and progression through this module. Therefore there is greater emphasis on your self-directed learning and engagement, which is supported by tutor-led and small study group activities.

Module aims

This module will introduce you to the basic sciences that inform professional practice, including anatomy, physiology, psychology and sociology.

Module learning outcomes

1. Use appropriate terminology to describe the structure and function of the human body systems
2. Draw upon key concepts, principles and theories of psychology to explain cognitive processes and behaviour
3. Draw upon key concepts and theories of sociology to discuss human behaviour within a social context
4. Apply relevant theories and models to discuss health, wellbeing and ill health
5. Examine the inter-relationship of biology, psychology and sociology within the biopsychosocial model of health
6. Discuss the impact of varying biopsychosocial function upon an individual’s health and wellbeing

Module information

This module runs two mornings a week in the Autumn term. The module commences at the beginning of the academic year and before practice placement 1 - Explore, alongside modules, 'Occupational being' and 'Interprofessional working and development' in the Autumn term. After Christmas break the module continues alongside 'Engagement in Occupation' and 'concepts of Occupational Therapy'.

The workbooks will form the basis of your learning and progression through this module and in preparation for practice placement 1 - Explore. Therefore, there is greater emphasis on your self-directed learning and engagement supported by tutor-led and group work activities.

Learning and teaching methods

This module will provide you with opportunities to explore and develop foundation knowledge in a range of science subjects. The workbook will form the basis of your learning and progression through this module and will provide you with future reference material leading to the 'Informing sciences 2' module which will focus more on the applied nature of your knowledge. The use of electronic and other resources within small group work, tutorials, seminars and self-directed study will support the exploratory learning nature of this module. This module will require you to work in small groups which will include practical activities in which you may need to participate. Use is made of a range of biologically-based equipment in order to conduct practical sessions – e.g. Anatomy & Physiology Models

Bibliography

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course.
The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students.
Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Coursework weighting
Practical   Presentation  26/06/2024  50% 
Written Exam  Written Exam  15/02/2024  50% 

Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Ms Susan Collins, email: smvcol@essex.ac.uk.
Susan Collins, Ellen Adomako, Emily White, Simone Coetzee, Selena Goodchild and team
E:hscoccupationaltherapyadmin@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
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External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 112 hours, 97 (86.6%) hours available to students:
6 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
9 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s), module, or event type.

 

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