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Principles and Theories of Social Prescribing

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Length of Course: 1 month
Live sessions: 3 x 2 hour live sessions
Pre-recorded sessions: 2-3
Assessments: Activities on our Virtual Learning Environment and written assessment
Level 3 Credits: 3

This unit provides an extensive introduction to social prescribing, by looking at the roles within the process of social
prescribing, including those of link workers, practitioners and other services involved.

The unit discusses key policies in relation to the context and objectives of social prescribing.

Potential impacts of social prescribing are also explored drawing on evidence-based practice and methods used to
measure outcomes.

After this unit, learners will:

  • Understand and define social prescribing
  • Understand the context and objectives of social prescribing
  • Understand the methods of social prescribing
  • Be able to describe the impact of social prescribing on individuals, communities and system
  • Identify the policy framework underpinning social prescribing
  • Explain how to evaluate social prescribing interventions identifying the key outcomes from effective social prescribing
  • Describe asset-based approaches to community development.

Key takeaways:

  • “What Matters to you” – not what is the matter with you?
  • Being able to explain more clearly to clinicians
  • What we are and what we do
  • Comfortable language.

Additional information

Month of Course

June 2021, September 2020