Healthcare and Health Science (Q96) at Open University - UCAS

Open University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Healthcare and Health Science (Q96)

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Course summary

This degree will provide you with some of the essential skills required for working in health and health science settings, providing you with the ability to apply evidence-based scientific methodology to health-related issues. The combination of healthcare and health science topics will equip you with a broad understanding of the range of debates about the provision of healthcare, as well as enabling you to evaluate the relationship between scientific and social understandings about the promotion of health. Key features of the course

  • Develop skills in interpreting, generating, and presenting information using a variety of sources
  • Learn about the ethical, social, scientific, economic and political issues that influence health and healthcare
  • Engage with an evidence-based, scientific approach to health sciences and gain an appreciation of the limits of scientific knowledge
  • Critically evaluate approaches to service provision and develop strategies for improving practice


This degree has three stages, each comprising 120 credits. You’ll start Stage 1 with a broad introduction to health and social care and health science. At Stage 2 you’ll build on the knowledge and skills acquired at Stage 1 and study modules covering key concepts in health and wellbeing, human biology and the science of the mind. Finally, at Stage 3, you will study modules covering infectious disease and public health and conclude your degree with a project-based module.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £21816 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £20952 Whole course
Scotland £7128 Whole course
Northern Ireland £6954 Whole course
Wales £7872 Whole course
EU £22416 Whole course
International £22416 Whole course
Channel Islands £22416 Whole course

Additional fee information

Fee information is valid for modules starting before 31 July 2025. Fees typically increase annually.
Healthcare and Health Science (Q96) at Open University - UCAS