|Qualification||Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma in Health and Social Care Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care|
|Unit number and title||10: Sociological Perspectives|
|Learning aim(s)||A: Understand how sociological concepts and perspectives are applied to the study of health and social care B: Examine how sociological approaches support understanding of models and concepts of health|
|Assignment title||Task 1 Sociological Perspectives & Health|
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|Criteria covered by this task:|
|Unit/Criteria reference||To achieve the criteria you must show that you are able to:|
|10/AB.D1||Evaluate the role of sociological perspectives in the understanding of society and models and concepts of health in relation to service provision in a local health and social care setting.|
|10/A.M1||Analyse the contribution of sociological perspectives to the understanding of health and social care and society.|
|10/B.M2||Analyse how the biomedical and an alternative model of health, and concepts of health, ill health and disability affect service provision in a local health and social care setting.|
|10/A.P1||Explain how sociological perspectives are applied to the understanding of health and social care.|
|10/A.P2||Explain how sociological perspectives contribute to the understanding of society.|
|10/B.P3||Compare the biomedical model of health with an alternative model of health.|
|10/B.P4||Explain the contribution of concepts of health, ill health and disability to service provision in a local health and social care setting.|
|Step 1: vocational context You have now completed your BTEC Level 3 qualification in health and social care and have applied to study sociology at university. Prior to your interview, you have been asked to produce some materials on a health and social care setting in your local area. You will be discussing your materials as part of your interview. To complete this assignment, you will be applying your sociological knowledge to Musgrove Park Hospital. Start by briefly introducing your setting.|
|Step 2: P1 P2 Explain each of the following sociological perspectives: Functionalism MarxismFeminismSocial action/interactionismPost modernism For each perspective, explain how it helps us understand both health and social care and society. what are the origins of the perspective?what are the views on how society functions? what are the views or relevance to health and social care? Remember to include all the relevant terminology and use sociological language/key terms To achieve P1 & P2 you need to include relevant data for each perspective. Don’t forget to reference😊|
|Step 4: P3 To achieve P3 you need to explain the key points of: Biomedical model of health Social model of health Create a table to identify similarities and differences.|
|Step 3: M1D1 To achieve the merit & distinction criteria for learning aim A, you need to analyse & evaluate the contribution two sociological perspectives make to our understanding of health and social care and how society functions. To do this, think about your setting and apply two perspectives, taking into account how they help us to understand health and social care. Include the strengths and criticisms on how each perspective views society Include the strengths and criticisms on how each perspective views health and social care. Analyse & evaluate how each perspective applies to Musgrove Park Hospital and explain the benefits and the limitations of each. Make sure you have shown your research and referenced correctly.|
|Step 5: P4 P4 Explain the contribution of concepts of health, ill health and disability to service provision in a local health and social care setting. To achieve P4 you need to cover the following: Explain three definitions of health (e.g World Health Organisation in comparison to other definitions) Explain why an holistic approach should be taken to care Explain what is meant by ‘Clinical Iceberg’ (rates of illness are higher than we know as a lot of people don’t visit health and social care services for help) Explain what is meant by medicalisation. Give an example to illustrate your explanation.Explain what is meant by ‘The Sick Role’ (rights and responsibilities of being sick) You must link your explanation to your setting.|
|M2D1 Discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the biomedical of health and explain how this impacts on the care and service offered by MPHDiscuss the strengths and weaknesses of the social model of health and explain how this impacts on the care and service offered by MPHDiscuss how two different definitions of health influence the care that someone is given in the hospital. Use examples to illustrate your points.Consider and explain how medicalisation/clinical icebergs/ sick role are beneficial or not for health care? Extend your discussion to consider the best way to view health care: medicalisation, sick role or clinical iceberg? Give reasons for your argument.|
|Checklist – have you….. Named your file: ‘your name unit 10 task 1’? Referenced your work? Included a bibliography?|
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