University of South Wales

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Community Health and Well Being

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Course summary

Community Health and Wellbeing focuses on interventions that health care workers provide outside of health care establishments. Community Health Workers use strong interpersonal skills to improve access and early diagnosis in communities. The Foundation Degree in Community Health and Wellbeing provides an alternative route for students unable to achieve the entry requirements for undergraduate health or nursing programmes. There are also generic study skills elements, along with Anatomy and Pathology modules, which would suit both acute and community practice. Successful completion of this Community Health and Well-Being course will give you 240 CAT points and over 300 hours in a supervised, healthcare related practical work placement. There is also the opportunity to top-up your foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study

Modules

Workplace learning and practical placements are key elements of the Foundation Degree Community Health and Wellbeing which provide essential experience to put the theory you learn in lectures into practice. Year 1 •Academic, Research and Professional Skills •Anatomy and Physiology •Project, Research and Digital Skills for the Workplace •Pathology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease •Work Based Practice 1 (Work Placement) •Mental Health and Wellbeing •Study Skills for Higher Education Year 2 •Work Based Project Skills and Strategies •Work Based Practice 2 including Ethics •Promoting Community Health and Well Being •Health Psychology •Leadership in Inter-professional Teams Year 3 Students have the opportunity to top-up their foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study. Top-up modules include: •Health Promotion •Inter-Professional and Multi-Agency Working •Professional Development in Health and Social Care •Applied Professional Project


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
4A83
Institution code:
W01
Campus name:
Pontypridd
Campus code:
A

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/foundation-degree-community-health-and-wellbeing/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check is required (additional cost applies; no offences are considered spent). Applicants who have identified that they have a conviction will, in the first instance, be contacted by the University to complete a self-disclosure form so that any issues around placements, professional practice etc., can be considered at the earlier stages of the admissions process. Applicants who are successful in their application, and who are offered a place which they then accept, will be contacted three months prior to enrolment (where possible) with details of the University’s online DBS service. Full details are available on the University website and, if applicants have any questions regarding their DBS, they should contact the Enquiries and Admissions Team at [email protected] Subscription to the DBS update service is strongly recommended.


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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12600 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed on the University website (on individual course pages). Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense. Students from Wales and the EU may be eligible for a means-tested Welsh Government Learning Grant. Please visit the University website for full details.
Community Health and Well Being at University of South Wales - UCAS