Healthcare Practice

Newcastle College University Centre

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newcastle College Group
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Course summary

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This course aims to equip you with the knowledge, research skills and understanding of healthcare practice theory, trends and developments. You will explore the importance of values and ethical practice, mental health, life and biosciences and develop the practical skills needed in the health and care sector. You will also identify and assess the causal links between habits, lifestyle, culture, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomics, self-identity and perception in the healthcare practice spectrum. Key healthcare employers support the programme through guest lectures and extracurricular activities helping you to apply your theory to practice. .You are advised to complete work placement related to your area of specialism for a minimum of 200 hours each academic year, which will help you to develop practical skills, knowledge and understanding required by the healthcare sector. You may choose to pursue employment as a healthcare assistant within a variety of settings. On successful completion of this course you may wish to continue your studies with our BSc Public Health (Top-Up) degree.

Course details


Year 1: Academic Study Skills, Applied Health Sciences, Assessment and Clinical Skills in Healthcare, Bioscience 1, Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning, Safeguarding in Healthcare, Work-Related Learning. Year 2: Bioscience 2, Health Promotion, Professional Development, The Prevention and Control of Infection, Values and Ethical Frameworks, Work-Based Learning.

Assessment method

You will learn through lectures, classroom study, workshops and practical sessions in our hospital simulation rooms. Whilst on placement you will be encouraged to document your learning to assist with your theoretical studies. Assessment is conducted by reports, essays, portfolio, a reflective diary and presentations.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeL511
Institution code N23
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points
A level CC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP
Access to HE Diploma Please e-mail [email protected]
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MM
Scottish Advanced Higher CC
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Grade C(4) in Maths and English Language.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory DBS clearance will be required to undertake this course and must be obtained within the first month of joining the course.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Healthcare Practice at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS