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Evidencing the Need for Change in the Health and Social Care Environment (ENCHSCE)

The course is divided into three sections. In Section One you will look at different types of data and its validity. In Section Two you will look at how to find, present and understand data and explore different data sources. In Section Three you will be asked to write a report using data you have sourced on an issue relevant to your role.

The course includes six assignments. One of these is an online quiz with a pass mark of 80%. The other five are written assignments including a final report.
These four are all marked on a Pass/Fail basis.

The course is structured in such a way that the knowledge you gain is used to work towards the final task of creating your report.

Course Process

  • Key steps in using data
  • Understanding data and its validity
  • Jargon busting data
  • Where to get the data from
  • Using data in a report
  • Writing your report

What the course covers:

  • Different types of data and data validity
  • Planning your data collection
  • Finding and interpreting data
  • Presenting your data

Section 1

By the end of this section you will have an understanding of the uses of different types of data in the new health and social care environment. You will be able to differentiate data types and sources for a particular piece of work and critically compare different sorts of data and explain their validity.

Section 2

By the end of this section you will understand the terms used when we talk about data and have thought about how the way in which we present data affects its impact. You will have explored some of the key data sources in health and social care and be able to pull out data on a given topic.

Section 3

By the end of this Section you will have an understanding of how you can collect your own primary data by using surveys. You will know how to methodically plan and structure a report, so that it presents data appropriately and provides a clear case for change in the new health and social care environment.

Who the course is for:

The course is for people who are interested in learning more about how to use data in order to bring about improvements in health and social care. The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in or responsibility for using data to improve health such as Local Healthwatch staff and volunteers, community groups, Local Authority Engagement Leads and Clinical Commissioning Group staff.

How the course is delivered:

Learners complete an online course of study (including phone / email contact with the tutor) before submitting a final written report.

Is the course accredited?

Yes, the course is accredited with the CERTA (Operating name of the Open College Network Yorkshire and Humber Region) as a 3 credit level 3 module (the academic level required is roughly that of an A level).

How much time will it take?

The online course will be delivered over 12 weeks and will involve around 40 hours of study over this period.

Can you help with accessibility?

If you have support or access needs we will try our hardest to ensure you can complete the course. We will discuss any needs with you when we phone you to welcome you to the course.