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
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
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
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Additionally, GCSE passes in three subjects at grade C or above to include Mathematics and English Language (or equivalent).
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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
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|