Why study Health and Social Care? This course is designed to equip you with the necessary skills, abilities and knowledge to meet the rapidly expanding and changing environment in health and social care. The course aims to give you the knowledge, understanding and core skills required to pursue a wide range of careers in a variety of statutory or non-statutory, community or residential health and social care settings. Career opportunities for graduates may include working in areas such as drug and alcohol services, housing associations, women’s centres, domestic violence and disability. Key components of the course involve providing the opportunity for you to develop your skills putting you in a competitive position for both UK and international career opportunities. Integral to the course are personal and professional development, leadership and international perspectives. You’ll also be supported in exploring and identifying a range of career choices for yourself. You’ll also be supported in exploring and identifying a range of career choices for yourself. How will you learn?
- You’ll be taught different aspects of health and social care, from looking at how to assess needs to being introduced to law, social policy, assessment and care planning.
- You’ll explore your own values in relation to working with diverse groups, and engage in becoming a reflective practitioner.
- Taking a hands-on approach you’ll have the opportunity to put your theoretical skills into practice through undertaking a work placement in your third year. This will support and enhance your learning, increase your future employability prospects and give you the chance to make useful contacts in industry so that you can reach your full potential.
- You’ll be taught by a very supportive and experienced teaching team who have worked in a range of health and social care roles. They’ll use their expertise to bring their teaching to life with real-life case studies.
Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Law and Social Policy Social Science and Professional Practice Understanding Health and Social Care Working Together with Service Users and Carers Year 2 Core modules: Assessing Community Needs and Developing Resources Leadership in Health and Community Settings Research Methods and Skills Social Care Interventions Year 3 Core modules: Assessment and Care Planning International Health and Social Development Work Placement and Reflection Choose one of the following optional modules: Applied Law Social Policy and Community Development Think Family and Strength Based Approaches
You'll be assessed through a wide range of methods including essays, presentations, poster presentations, workshops and portfolios. The nature of the assessment varies from module to module, and mirrors the modes of communication expected of graduates in this field, for example, report writing, presentations and essays. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.
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:
- Year 1
We are keen to support a wide and diverse range of applicants on to our courses. If you don't have the requisite standard entry qualifications, but you have the academic skills, experience and dedication needed to commence an undergraduate degree, you may be suitable for the Fast Track programme as a stepping-stone onto one of our undergraduate courses. The Fast Track is a short supportive programme, held one day a week over 6 weeks in the early summer period where you'll be introduced to academic subject content and academic skills, and then assessed through an individual written assignment. For further information visit our Fast Track page - https://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/how-to-apply/bss-summerschool/ Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.
Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Please see our website for more information - http://www.hud.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-finance/undergraduate-scholarships/
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