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Term 1

F923: Mental Health AO4,1& 2Concepts, effects of mental health

Candidates will investigate mental-health needs and issues and include a profile of one person who uses services. Evidence will include: understanding of the concepts/definitions, three types and possible causes of mental-health illnesses and associated mental-health needs;

  • An explanation of three effects of the mental-health illness on a person who uses services, including day-to-day life;

Term 2

F923: Mental Health AO3 Strategies and practitioners working with mental health

Candidates will investigate mental-health needs and issues and include a profile of one person who uses services. Evidence will include: Candidates need to produce evidence of research from a wide range of sources and use it to thoroughly analyse a range of coping/preventative strategies relevant for the person who uses services [pwus] linking their findings to their case study throughout.
Candidates must comprehensively analyse the roles of practitioners/individuals who could provide support for the pwus including a range of specific examples relevant to their case study.
Candidates will comprehensively analyse one piece of current appropriate legislation explaining why it is relevant to their case study.

Term 3

F919: Care Practice and provision AO1,2,3&4

The candidate will carry out an investigation to show how demographic factors influence the organisation and provision of health, social care and early-years services in the local area, illustrating how two different local services meet the needs of one person who uses services. The evidence will include:

  • Information about how two demographic characteristics influence the provision of services in the local area;
  • How, from two different services, practitioners work in partnership to identify and meet the needs of one person who uses services;
  • Research and analysis of quality assurance methods used by the two services for the person who uses services;
  • An evaluation of the effects of one national policy or one piece of legislation

Term 4

F920: Understanding Human Behaviour factors affecting development

Human development is affected by many factors which may be advantageous or detrimental. These factors may be biological or a result of person who uses services’ experiences and/or the influences of the environment in which individuals are raised. This is the so-called nature versus nurture debate. Candidates need to have a broad understanding of how both nature and nurture contribute to the development of individuals. For testing purposes, these influencing factors will be limited to:

  • Genetic influences:
  • Socio-economic influences
  • Influences of the physical environment:
  • Psychological influences

Term 5

F920: Understanding beh & dev theories (Exam Unit)

Candidates need to outline and evaluate theories that can be used to interpret and explain human development, at each life stage.In order to further appreciate the nature vs. nurture debate, candidates need to understand the role of the behavioural and social learning perspectives in the development of language and how theorists such as Chomsky and Lennerberg view language development biologically. Candidates need to have an understanding of how major influences and theories can be used in care settings to interpret and understand human behaviour and development.

Term 6

Course End