This diploma develops your critical understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice, which is essential in today's fast-changing care sector. Health and social care professionals at all levels need to be proactive and flexible to succeed. Through your studies you'll develop the skills you need for effective practice in a diverse, multidisciplinary environment. You'll also gain an understanding of how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services.
This certificate combines aspects of science, technology and social science to help you understand the environments in which we live and work; how our activities influence them; how they influence what we do; and how can we live sustainably within them.
This module introduces you to the many ways criminologists seek to explain crime, victims of crime and the role of criminal justice. Through the use of engaging topics, each study week begins with examples of crimes or criminal justice problems that you may recognise from the news, other media outlets and popular culture. It will gently introduce you to different criminological concepts and theories and you'll actively engage and explore these through the use of virtual learning environment activities and written assessment. You'll become equipped with the skills needed to understand theories and concepts about crime, and will advance your understanding of everyday social issues that may influence crime and victims of crime.
Have you ever wondered why you sometimes emerge from the supermarket with a full trolley, having gone in for just a pint of milk? In this module you'll tackle questions like this to help you understand why customers buy. You'll learn how marketers influence customers, whether as individuals or professional buyers, and pick up some useful skills you can use yourself. You'll also study how social marketers 'sell' things like healthier lifestyles using the same tools as their commercial counterparts. This module is ideal if you're working in marketing, aiming to work in marketing, wanting to gain insights for your own business, or if you simply want to understand more about your own consumer behaviour.
Are you interested in exploring the application of marketing concepts beyond commercial marketing and considering the issues of ethics and responsible practice in marketing? In this module you'll explore the role and responsibility of marketing in relation to society. Your study will be based around three key themes: ? how marketing can have a positive influence on health and social behaviour; ? how decision making and marketing activities can be affected by taking an ethical perspective; and ? how organisations might adopt responsible marketing behaviour in the context of corporate social responsibility.
This module offers you the opportunity to make a real change and become a leader of change. The aim is to help you develop as a reflective and independent practitioner by exploring a real business environment, that could be in a national or international context, and influence real organisational outcomes, if your recommendations are implemented. As this is the capstone module of the MBA qualification it is expected to be the last one that you'll need to successfully complete in order to gain your MBA.
It's inconceivable to think of our world without communication and information systems. They've influence in almost every aspect of our lives and develop at a pace that's difficult to keep abreast of. This module will teach you to understand key technologies that underpin these systems; and introduce you to a range of issues that ----- from their deployment. You'll develop your skills in the management and use of communication and information technologies; your ability to communicate ideas and information about them; and your ability to keep updated with new technological developments.
What are the origins of the English language? How has it spread internationally? Is the worldwide influence of English a cause for celebration or concern? How is it changing in response to social, cultural, and technological developments? These are just a few of the questions that you will investigate in this module which looks at the history, diversity, and use of English around the world. Using a combination of printed materials and computer-based resources you will be introduced to the major debates in the field, and to some of the ways language is described and analysed.
This module is designed to meet the needs of managers who wish to understand and be able to influence decisions regarding the management of human resources within organisations. It considers the different aspects of human resource management at a strategic level in the organisation and how this differs from the more operationally focused personnel management. You will work collaboratively with others on strategic human resource management (SHRM) issues and problems and find, review and evaluate information relevant to key aspects of SHRM in your own professional context.
How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way organisations and individuals think and work? If you want to contribute to leadership and management in your own working life, this diploma course is for you. The Diploma of Higher Education in Leadership and Management will develop your understanding of organisations, their structures and cultures; wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how all these inform leadership and management. You’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate leadership behaviour and management decision-making in the workplace, and improve your own skills as a leader and manager. You’ll also build the skills needed to engage in a process of lifelong learning, enabling you to develop as a reflective practitioner.
How do leadership and management theories and ideas influence the way organisations and individuals think and work? If you want to contribute to leadership and management in your own working life, this foundation degree course is for you. The Foundation Degree in Leadership and Management will develop your understanding of organisations, their structures and cultures; wider considerations such as environments, markets and processes; and how all these inform leadership and management. You’ll learn how to analyse and evaluate leadership behaviour and management decision-making in the workplace, and improve your own skills as a leader and manager. You’ll also build the skills needed to engage in a process of lifelong learning, enabling you to develop as a reflective practitioner.
In the last century which women writers have truly challenged the existing forms of literature? How did they make their voices heard using brand new techniques and styles? For centuries there have been women writers who have changed the face of literature, but we tend to talk of their lives and work in very certain terms. This series of video-slideshows reveals how writing and reputation are often forged in transition, uncertainty and change. In these 4 films we re-examine the lives, work and influence of: Virginia Woolf, Jean Rhys, Katherine Mansfield and Jeanette Winterson.
This material forms part of the Open University course A300 20th century literature: texts and debates.