University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Health and Psychosocial Studies

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Course summary

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This programme explores a range of disciplines within the health and social care area and encourages students to develop skills in reflective practice, critical enquiry and independent study. The course gives a good introduction to the variety of options available within health and social care. This programme provides a higher education progression opportunity for individuals aspiring to, or established in, a career in the vocational area of health and social care. It offers students progression opportunity to Honours degree level and includes modules on reflective practice, supervision, and research and enquiry methods. It will also include independent study modules to enable learners to extend their knowledge and skills within their chosen specialism. Students will obtain a critical appreciation of the benefits of supervised practice as part of their ongoing development and participate in discussion on a range of issues and debates confronting contemporary health care and social care practice. Delivery is through a range of methods including, lectures, seminars, case-study, discussions, and workshops. A variety of assessment strategies will be used including assignments, case studies, work-based projects, patchwork texts, and extended research study/dissertation.

Course details

Modules

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Most modules count for 20 academic credits, with each credit taken equating to a total study time of around 10 hours, which includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. A total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits are needed for an honours degree as a whole. Overall grades for the course and degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory and optional modules, enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. The number of optional modules you can take depends on the number of core modules at a given level. Our teaching is informed by research, professional practice and industry engagement and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. Further information on current module content can be found on the University Centre Colchester website.

Assessment method

Assessment: The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains at least one piece of practice or ‘formative’ assessment for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and your final year major project. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark. Feedback: You will receive feedback on all practice assessments and on formal assessments undertaken by coursework. Feedback is intended to help you learn and you are encouraged to discuss it with your module tutor.


How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Applicants applying from outside of the UK will need to provide evidence of their qualifications, English level and passport/visa documents. Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Colchester Institute requires applicants to have an English level of IELTS 6.0 (with Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking all being at least 5.5) for all of its courses.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £4950 Year 1
International £4950 Year 1
England £4950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4950 Year 1
Scotland £4950 Year 1
Wales £4950 Year 1
Channel Islands £4950 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Psychosocial Studies at University Centre Colchester at Colchester Institute - UCAS