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Subject benchmark statement: health studies

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Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education.
Disciplines
  • Design
  • Education

Abstract

Subject benchmark statement Health studies Draft for consultation September 2007 Contents Preface ii Foreword iv Introduction 1 Nature and scope of health studies 1 Subject knowledge and understanding 2 Subject-specific skills and transferable skills 3 Teaching, learning and assessment 4 Benchmark standards 5 Appendix A: Membership of the review group for the subject benchmark statement for health studies 8 Appendix B: Participants of the Health Sciences and Practice Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy discussion day ‘Health Studies: Exploring the nature of the discipline’ 9 Appendix C: Membership of the original benchmarking group for health studies 10 Preface Subject benchmark statements provide a means for the academic community to describe the nature and characteristics of programmes in a specific subject or subject area. They also represent general expectations about standards for the award of qualifications at a given level in terms of the attributes and capabilities that those possessing qualifications should have demonstrated. This subject benchmark statement, together with others published concurrently, refers to the bachelor’s degree with honours1. In addition, some subject benchmark statements provide guidance on integrated master’s awards. Subject benchmark statements are used for a variety of purposes. Primarily, they are an important external source of reference for higher education institutions (HEIs) when new programmes are being designed and developed in a subject area. They provide general guidance for articulating the learning outcomes associated with the programme but are not a specification of a detailed curriculum in the subject. Subject benchmark statements also provide support to HEIs in pursuit of inter

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