Do you want a professional career shaping the future of health and social care? Are you interested in the changing nature of population health and health inequalities in society? Our Health and Social Care degree will allow you to develop the advanced knowledge, values, resilience and employability skills needed to become a leader and influencer to help meet the needs of the 21st-century health and social care sector. This four-year course includes an initial full-time Foundation Year and offers an alternative route into university and gaining a degree. This route is for you if you do not have the necessary qualifications or don’t yet feel ready to begin degree-level study, or are returning to education and would like some support to get up to speed with learning in a university setting. The Foundation Year in Health will allow you to develop your academic skills and confidence as well as introduce you to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your subsequent years of undergraduate study. Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll progress onto Year 1 of our Health and Social Care BSc (Hons) degree.
Academic skills and studying with confidence: We'll help you develop core academic skills such as using electronic resources, planning and note-taking, communication skills related to essay and report writing and delivering presentations. You'll learn how to manage your time, how to prioritise and how to manage stress, and you’ll become more confident in engaging with collaborative learning, debates, discussions and critical reflection. Project: You’ll study an area of interest related to your chosen degree. You’ll work individually on your project, whether that's a written report, a presentation and oral examination, a film or a series of blog posts. You’ll undertake problem-solving learning, and formative feedback and support will be provided throughout, helping develop your self-confidence. Introduction to Health and Social Care Practice: You’ll be introduced to the concept of holistic care and how the study of human biology, psychology and sociology contribute to understanding how individuals, families and communities can achieve wellness, as well as how barriers such as social injustice and inequality can impact positive health outcomes. You’ll develop an understanding of key concepts such as duty of care, accountability and ethical responsibility. You’ll use case studies that illustrate the importance of interventions including safeguarding, personalised care, equality and diversity, and effective communication to understand how inclusive care is delivered in health and social care. Promoting Exercise, Physical Activity and Health: This module examines the role exercise plays in health from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Through a variety of activities, you’ll gain an understanding of basic key theories, such as health and wellbeing, behaviour change, health and safety, intervention design and working with clients. You’ll be taught through a blended approach comprising lectures, practical workshops (including laboratory sessions and field-based activities), debates, guided independent work and groupwork, as well as online learning. For module information on the related three-year honours degree, please visit our website.
How to apply
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.