2. Learning outcomes
The course is one part of the methodology education on a bachelor level. It teaches students how to deal with the scientific literature in view of the formulation of a scientific problem.
In order to develop a scientific problem students learn how to select in a systematic way relevant literature, how to make distinctions between research literature and normative literature, how to report the findings in an academic language and how to refer to the readings. The course focuses finally also on concept clarification.
3. Course contents
The course starts with the review of the scientific literature on 'integrated care'. Students clarify the concept after reading two compulasary texts in a small individual paper. A larger group paper reports the literature review. This first exercise is focussing on the sources and the reference system. The same scheme is followed around a second theme (informal care); this time the literature review focusses on diversity in perspectives.
The assessment of both individual and group papers is a crucial aspect of the course. Each student gets the corrected individual paper and every group gets specific assesment sessions.
The course ends with a final individual exam paper were students are invited to work out a problem formulation dealing with the integration of informal carers in schemes of integrated care.
6. Study material
6.1 Required readingKODNER D.L. & C.SPREEUWENBERG (2002), Integrated care: meaning, logic, applications, and implications - a discussion paper. International Journal of Integrated Care, 14 November: pp 1-10
REED J., G. COOK, S.CHILDS & B. McCORMACK (2005), A literature review to explore integrated care for older people. International Journal of integrated care, 14 January, 1-12
DE KOKER, B. (2005), Het gezin als zorgmilieu: mantelzorg voor een partner, ouder of kind in Tijdschrift voor Welzijnswerk, 29 (268): 25-36
DE BOER, A. (2005), Kijk op informele zorg (SCP - publicatie 2005/15), Den Haag: SCP, 167 p.
HORTULANUS, R. (2004), Het belang van de wet maatschappelijke ondersteuning. Essay in Sociale Interventie, 13, 4: 27-35
GALVIN, R. (2004), Challenging the need for gratitude. Comparisons between paid and unpaid care for disabled people in Journal of Sociology, 40, 2: 137-155
VAN TILT, E. (2004), Hoe zorg-wekkend is de zorg? Over de economisering en de instrumentalisering van het welzijnswerk in Vlaanderen in De Gids op maatschappelijk gebied, 95, 2: 27-36
6.2 Optional readingThe following study material can be studied voluntarily :
OLIVIER L., G.BEDARD & J. FERRON (2005), L'Elaboration d'une problématique de recherche. Source, outils et méthode. L'Harmattan. Paris; pp 98