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Course summary

Do you want to support and help others with your future career? Our BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care course is designed with a range of engaging modules to give you the opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills. These skills will allow you to pursue your ideal career and hit the ground running working in health and social care. Course Overview This health and social care degree will support your academic advancement to prepare you for your career in health and social care. It will provide you with the knowledge to support your professional needs, alongside developing key skills in research, writing and presenting. You'll enhance your personal skills including communication, team working, self-management, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and confidence. You will gain awareness of professional contexts, individual professional standards and values. The highly transferable knowledge and skills gained while studying this health and social care course will directly impact your role within practice, enhancing both personal and professional development and maximising your career opportunities in the department of Health and Social Care. You'll be empowered to take initiative, make complex decisions, and generate transformative solutions. Successfully completing this course will allow progression into postgraduate study with our postgraduate masters and CPD courses. On this course you will...

  • Study health and social care as part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded health and social care students who want to make a difference.
  • Study a range of engaging modules that provide you with an extensive variety of content that will support your future professional needs and academic development.
  • Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health, covering a spectrum of health and social care professions.
  • Access high-quality support from our friendly lecturing team who will guide you through your academic development and get to know you personally.
  • Kickstart your ideal career in health and social care.
What you will learn This degree provides you with the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised academic award that has been designed to meet your needs and facilitate progression within the Health and Social Care sectors. The key knowledge, understanding and experiences gained throughout the programme are structured to enhance employability within a growing sector. The programme is designed to equip you with academic, research, analytical and problem-solving skills. Health and Social Care will be examined, not just from a national perspective, but will encompass a global perspective. You will consider other cultural values and beliefs, approaches to care across diverse cultures and communities, recognising and appreciating similarities and differences alike. Year one
  • Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice
  • Introduction to Health and Well-being
  • Personalisation in Health and Social Care
  • Development through the Life Course
  • Values and Principles of Health and Social Care
  • Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice
Year two
  • Introduction to Advancing Mental Health across the Healthcare Spectrum
  • Psychology for Health and Social Care
  • Equality, Diversity and Equity in Practice
  • Duty of Care – Principles and Implementation
  • Leadership and Change
  • Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care
Year three
  • Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice
  • Communication Skills in Health and Social Care
  • Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care
  • Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the Lifespan
  • Managing Self and Others
  • Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13250 Year 1

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