DipHE Complementary Healthcare and Wellbeing aims to provide learners wishing to undertake studies within Complementary Therapies with a deeper, broader, and enriched learning experience - supporting career development into this ever growing and expanding industry. The course incorporates and links to the current healthcare and wellbeing initiatives, along with the growing developments and changes within the healthcare sector, NHS needs and patient choice whilst ensuring skills, techniques and essential knowledge allow for both private and public sector career opportunities. The programme provides comprehensive education and training into the concept of Holistic and Integrated Healthcare; whilst developing hands-on practitioner skills and extensive practical techniques in various therapeutic therapies to include Advanced Massage, Clinical Aromatherapy and Reflexology. It provides a deeper level of knowledge within Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Nutrition; whilst developing deeper therapeutic relationships, allowing for effective support and treatment planning for various client health needs. Business development, professional standards, interpersonal skills and ethics will be employed to ensure safety, efficacy and high standards of practice. Graduates may progress to working in corporate settings, the NHS, within specialist areas such as palliative care, midwifery, integrated healthcare practices or private clinics. The course is accredited by the Complementary Health Professionals and students are eligible to get free CHP membership.
Typical Course Structure; Year 1: Principles and Practices of Complementary Therapies, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, Clinical practice, Interpersonal Skills and Professional Ethics, Integrated Healthcare and Wellbeing Development, Fundamental Research and Study Skills, Year 2: Business and Marketing, Advanced Clinical Practice, Complementary therapies in specialist settings, Research Project, Nutrition as Therapy.
The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include: Essays, Written exams, Practical formative and summative assessment, There may also be a requirement to collate a clinical portfolio made up of reflective practice, case study reports and formative assessment feedback that will support professional progression, ensuring that students cover a wide range of client objectives, types, and techniques.
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
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
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications may be acceptable for applicants requiring a visa|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9500||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9500||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of up to £500 for full-time students over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.