Architecture and Wellbeing - Single module
Level 7 (15 credits)
School - School of the Built Environment
Subject area - Architecture
Start Dates(s): September
Full-time - 15 credits: £1,800
- Gain an understanding of how the physical environments of healthcare settings impact on wellbeing
- Develop the ability to work collaboratively with clinical disciplines and other professionals to translate your knowledge into briefing requirements for healthcare facilities and implement change in your organisation
- Delivered by staff who are subject experts in their fields
As the demands for innovation in healthcare and architecture grow, and new improved clinical outcomes are needed, conventional practices must be challenged.
This module has been developed to 'sow the seed' for the new practices that are required to drive innovation for the healthcare and wellbeing facilities, processes, and modes of delivery of tomorrow. As we seek to close the wellbeing gap, new design and engineering practices and new clinical practices will be forged in new relationships between those that design and engineer healthcare facilities, and those who innovate in the delivery of clinical services.
This module has been developed collaboratively across three schools at the University of Salford: the Schools of the Built Environment, Health Sciences, and Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, with additional input from industry.
In this 15 credit module you will be introduced to, and develop an understanding of, the key issues relevant to architecture – spatial design – and wellbeing in healthcare environments including:
- wellbeing descriptions/definitions
- policy/directives related to wellbeing and healthcare
- human impacts of the physical environment in healthcare settings on personal wellbeing
- descriptions of the key stakeholders and the identified critical success factors for each
- key requirements of each stakeholder (often conflicting in complex facilities)
- communication skills required for effective collaborative working between healthcare and built environment professionals
- negotiating skills required for effective decision making in the design of a healthcare facility, managing change and potential conflicts
- development of healthcare project scenarios
- translation of wellbeing needs into briefing requirements.