Coursework Regulations 1 Submission of coursework must be undertaken according to the relevant procedure – whether online or paper-based. Lecturers will give information as to which procedure must be followed, and details of submission procedures and penalty fees can be obtained from Academic Administration or the general student handbook. 2 All coursework must be submitted to the Academic Admin Office and a receipt must be obtained. Under no circumstances can other College staff accept them. Please check the Academic Admin Office opening hours. 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. Collect a coursework extension request form from the Academic Admin Office. Then take the form to your lecturer, along with evidence to back up your request. The completed form must be accompanied by evidence such as a medical certificate in the event of you being sick. The completed form must then be returned to Academic Admin for processing. This is the only way to get an extension. 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 or on a CDfor paper submissions. 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. Remember to keep your coursework receipt. Learning Outcomes Assessment requirements Outcomes and assessment requirements To achieve each outcome a learner must demonstrate the ability to: LO1: Understand partnership philosophies and relationships in health and social care services 1.1 Explain the philosophy of working in partnership in health and social care 1.2 Evaluate partnership relationships within health and social care services LO2: Understand how to promote positive partnership working with users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services 2.1 Analyse models of partnership working across the health and social care sector 2.2 Review current legislation and organisational practices and policies for partnership working in health and social care 2.3 Explain how differences in working practices and policies affect collaborative working LO3: Be able to evaluate the outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations in health and social care services 3.1 Evaluate possible outcomes of partnership working for users of services, professionals and organisations 3.2 Analyse the potential barriers to partnership working in health and social care services 3.3 Devise strategies to improve outcomes for partnership working in health and social care services. * Please see the Assignment Evaluation Sheet for Merit and Distinction criteria. Merit descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualized Indicative characteristics M1 Identify and apply strategies to find appropriate solution Effective judgments have been made. To achieve the Merit Descriptor M1, you must make effective judgments when applying your answers to the philosophy of working in partnership LO1.1 and to the outcomes of working in partnership among service users, professional and organisations LO3.1. Also devise strategies to improve outcomes for partnership working in health and social care services LO3.3. M2 Select /design apply appropriate method /techniques A range of sources of information have been used To achieveMerit DescriptorM2, you must ensure that a range of sources of information have been usedwhen applying the given case study to your answers in each of the assessment criteria in Section A, B and C. M3 Present and communicate appropriate findings The appropriate structure and approach has been used To achieve the Merit Descriptor M3,you must ensure thattheappropriate structure and approach has been usedwhen applying the given case study to your answers in each of the assessment criteria in Section A, B and C. Distinction Descriptors Indicative characteristics Contextualized Indicative characteristics D1 Use critical reflection to evaluate own work and justify valid conclusions Conclusions made through the synthesis of ideas, validating results against criteria. To achieve Distinction Descriptor D1, you must ensure thatconclusions have been arrived at through synthesis of ideas and conclusions have been justifiedwhen applying the given case study to your answers in section B (LO 2.1) and section C ( LO3.1,3.2 and 3.3) D2 Take responsibility for managing and organising activities Independent thinking, demonstrated through projects or investigation activities. To achieveDistinction Descriptor D2, you must ensure that you have demonstrated your own autonomy / independence of thoughtwhen applying the given case study to your answers in section B ( LO2.2) and section C ( LO1.2, 3.1,3.2 and 3.3) D3 Demonstrate convergent /lateral/creative thinking Problems has been solved To achieveDistinction Descriptor D3, you must demonstrate that problems have been solved when applying the given case study to your answers in section A (LO1.2 )Section C (LO3.1,3.2 and 3.3) Summary of grades In order to achieve a passin a unit all learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria have been met In order to achieve a meritin a unit pass requirements achieved all merit grade descriptors achieved In order to achieve a distinctionin a unit pass and merit requirements achieved all distinction grade descriptors achieved Background to the report on ‘ImprovingWorking in Partnership across the Health and Social Care Sector.’ ‘Working in partnership is a key element of practice within health and social care. The concepts of power sharing, consultation and joint ways of working are essential for effective service provision’  Those working in the health and social care sector are duty-bound to recognise the significance of promoting autonomy with individuals. They are expected to be ‘attentive of their own roles and responsibilities and how they relate to others within the sector’ (op. cit). ‘Shared decision making is both a philosophy and a process. It requires a partnership between patients and professionals, working together to select tests, treatments and support packages based on patient preferences, clinician experience and research evidence. This often necessitates a shift in the perceived roles of patients and professionals, the provision of evidence-based information about options, outcomes and uncertainties, and support and feedback to ensure that patients and professionals are actively engaged. Surveys and observations have found that shared decision making is often talked or written about but is less common in day-to-day clinical practice. While clinicians may believe that they implement shared decision making, the evidence does not always support this’ (Da Silva, 2012). Thus, in view of a recent climate of unrest and cynicism that exists in the National Health Service (NHS) there is an urgent demand to work in partnership across the health and social care sector particularly as reorganisation and commissioning are taking place. It is vital for all those concerned to be committed to developing mutually supportive relationships for the good of the health service and health social care sector in general. Also more importantly there is a need to address the imbalance of power which predominantly has rested in the health and social care sector. Therefore, alliances for key partnerships with patients are essential. Patient choice is not simply a reflection of good practice, it is a government policy.  Edexcel BTEC Levels 4 & 5 Higher Nationals specification in Health and Social Care http://www.edexcel.com/migrationdocuments/BTEC%20Higher%20Nationals%20from%202010/BH023333_HNCD_Health_and_Social_Care_units.pdf  Da Silva, D. (20120. Helping people share decision making. A review of evidence considering whether share decision making is worthwhile. London: The Health Foundation.