This degree course offers excellent career development opportunities, whether you are looking to enter the exciting world of public health and social care, or if you are already working within the field and looking to advance your careers. You will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of public health policymaking while gaining work place experience through observations and professional reflections. This is an academically challenging, intellectually stimulating course, providing you with contemporary knowledge associated with a career in public health and/or social care. Work placement experience forms an important element of this course. You will be required to complete a minimum of 50 hours of relevant work experience in Year 1, 145 hours in Year 2 and 50 hours in Year 3. Placements will enable you to gain valuable knowledge of the extensive range of professionals involved in the lives of individuals and their families. This course is conveniently timetabled to allow you time to gain experience while learning. Careers and further study: Successful completion of the course leads some students to undertake initial careers in the public health and social care sector, whilst others gain managerial posts in private or local authority provision. The programme also enables students to progress to further study to higher level degree courses at Masters Level.
Students will be studying a suite of modules in each year of study including – Year 1 (Level 4): • Understanding Self and the Principles of Communication • Sociology of Health Care • Introduction to Professional Practice • Developing Academic Literacy • Health Assets and Health Needs • Risk Assessment in Health Care Year 2 (Level 5): • Safeguarding and Children’s Welfare • Health and the Environment • Ethics, Social care and Value Processes • Ethical Issues and Decision Making • Professional Practice Work Based learning • Health Promotion Year 3 (Level 6): • Social Policy and Legislations • Family and Community Connections • Professional Evidence-based Practice • Managing Services in Health Care • Introduction to Epidemiology • Global Issues in Health • Research Methods and Project Formulation Note modules are subject to approval.
This course is assessed through different assessment methods including observations, portfolios, essays, case studies, examinations, role play and more.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
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- Year 2
- Year 3
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£6000||Year 1|