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Unit 1 Section B Health and Social Care

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Introduction In this section, I am going to be focusing on two main professions; a Nursery Nurse, and the other a doctor. I will be looking at the skills and qualifications needed to fulfil these roles. Then, I will look at the advantages and disadvantages that are involved in these important roles. To get full marks, I will need to include their daily routines, qualities and skills in detail. Doctor's daily routine: General practitioners (GPs) diagnose and treat a wide range of health conditions that can have physical, emotional or social causes. They talk to and examine patients to help to diagnose their condition. They can give patients advice on health issues, prescribe medicine or treatment, perform minor surgery or, where appropriate, refer patients to other healthcare professionals. They also educate patients about healthy lifestyles and have responsibility for preventative programmes, such as health screening and flu vaccinations. For most people, GPs are their first point of contact with the National Health Service (NHS). Most GPs work Monday to Friday, starting at 8am or 8.30am and finishing by 6.30pm. Some run Saturday morning surgeries and provide out-of-hours cover. Part-time work is becoming increasingly common. GPs work indoors in doctors' surgeries, but also travel locally to visit patients at home and to attend meetings. Here is an example I got from the internet of a GP's daily routine: Professor of Primary Care, Azeem Majeed, arrived at Imperial in February 2004 and holds the position of Head of Department of Primary Care and Social Medicine. Professor Majeed is also a part-time general practitioner in the Clapham area and currently spends one day a week in this capacity. He said: "I get tremendous satisfaction from my work as a GP and it's great that I get to combine it with my time spent at the College." Reporter's Alex Platt headed to the Charing Cross Hospital campus where Professor Majeed is based to find out about a typical day in his working life. ...read more.


* Four year accelerated programme - experience and exam preparation, then exam. * 1 year pre-registration training to gain general medical experiences * 3 years in a vocational training scheme-exam and coursework Advantage Advantage Advantage * People who are good at practical work will find it easier. * People who have good social skills will find it easier to adapt t the surroundings. * This is more for people who find written work better than practical. Disadvantages Disadvantages Disadvantages * This is not a set environment * People who have children will find it harder to go to various work experience places. * This is harder as the students will have to equally concentrate on practical coursework. Nursery Nurse's daily routine: This is an example for the daily routine of Herbert Morrison primary school in London. It is a Primary School and nursery school for boys and girls; and facilitates 3-11 year olds. The address is as follows: Hartington Road London, SW8 2HP The Nursery class operates two sessions daily. 9.00 - 11.30 a.m. and 1.00 - 3.30 p.m. Daily Routine (afternoon session in brackets) 9.00 a.m. (1.00 p.m.) Session begins. Children are encouraged to find and identify their name and adhere it to the registration board. 9.00 - 9.15 a.m. Group time with news sharing, introduction's to (1.00 - 1.15 p.m.) Activities and choosing 9.15 a.m. (1.15 p.m.) Free choice of planned activities. Your child will be invited to take part in the focused activity of the day. 10.00 a.m. (2.00 p.m.) Doors open into the garden - free choice of indoor and outdoor play. 10.50 a.m. (2.50 p.m.) Tidy up time - all children are involved in tidying away the session's activities - an opportunity to encourage responsibility for their own environment and regard as a valuable learning process - counting, sizing, matching objects by shape and colour as well as identifying word shapes and picture symbols. 11.00 a.m. (3.00 p.m.) Drink and biscuits seated at tables. Manners and politeness are encouraged. ...read more.


All entries should be able to demonstrate basic ability in mathematics and English language. A police check will be required from the criminal records bureau. Bursaries may be available from local Early Years Development and Childcare Partnership or local authority. Each unit is assessed using a variety of methods including project and assignment work, tests, presentations and essays. There is a minimum attendance requirement of 80% both in college and at your work experience placement. On completion of the course, those who go into employment work as: * Nursery Supervisions/Nursery Nurses in Day Care including Sure Start * Nursery Nurses in nursery classes and classroom assistants in primary schools * Working with children with special needs * Supervisors in pre-school Outlook on becoming a GP/Nursery Nurse Mature Younger Advantages- - They have money to pay for studies - They can improve their lifestyles - They still have time to achieve anything (open options) - It would be a good experience for them, for the future - Free education - You are not responsible for anyone Disadvantages- - Not many opportunities - They have responsibilities for their children/family - Might have to borrow money because they are young - They are inexperienced/vulnerable - Might get into debt, causing stress - They might socialize too much because they do not have any responsibilities - Have to have a pat-time job to pay off debts To conclude, I would say that going into further education as a young person sounds idealistic because they still have time to achieve anything. With this said, it is obvious that if a student works hard, and concentrates, education as a young student is the best way. The disadvantages of a mature adult are that they have more responsibilities, which is not good because their social life will interfere greatly with their education. This will be very distractive for the mature adult. Ultimately, it is very reasonable to say that the younger student can achieve and be hassle free. Youth is a good factor to education. ?? ?? ?? ?? Mike Weston Broadway School Health and Social Care 1 ...read more.

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This is very interesting work. However, it does not clearly meet the aims of the report. There are weaknesses in the description of the daily routine of a GP and the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a nursery nurse are not fully discussed. The strengths of this report are that it is easy to read and holds some useful information regarding the qualifications needed to obtain such careers. ***

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