Collaborative Health and Social Care at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS

Course summary

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS • You will develop critical and analytical problem-focused learning skills as well as transferable graduate skills which reflect the demands made within contemporary health and social care organisations. • This degree will help you understand the interplay between health and social care services and explore ways providers can work together to deliver high-quality and connected services. • The modules reflect contemporary professional practice to provide safe, effective, value-based care which utilises a person-centred approach. • This degree provides excellent opportunities to learn with people from a variety of backgrounds and interests within a community of professionals and academics at UWS. COURSE DETAILS Year 1 This first year of study will set the context for the rest of your student journey by supporting you, through our first ASPIRE module, to develop a range academic, personal and professional skills and attributes. You will be introduced to key health and social care such as collaborative working, evidence based practice, foundations in health and social care practice, communication skills and health promotion. These will lead you towards the career in health and social care you aspire to do. Year 2 Through the second Aspire module this year of study will further develop your academic, personal and professional skills and attributes. In addition you will not only revisit in more depth some of the key health and social care topics from year one such as working collaborate with others, you will also gain further knowledge and skills in relation to research approaches, person-centred care, enabling and empowering service users, population and public health and the psychology of health and wellbeing. Year 3 In year three your final Aspire module will help you consolidate your academic, personal and professional development and lead you into career development in preparation for you becoming a graduate. In this year of study you will be exposed to more complex issues related to key health and social topics you have already explored. In addition you will have the opportunity in year three to take modules that focus on specific health and social care topics such and the integration of health and social care services, dementia care, palliative care, pain management and supporting people with long term conditions. This will enable you to start focusing on a specific sector of health/socal care you may be aspiring to work in. Year 4 Year four changes focus slightly in that as well learning about the complexities in working with services users and their families collaboratively it will develop you as a health and/or social care professional. This will provide you will a range knowledge and skills to enable you to lead a team, teach others in your work place and develop population/public health/quality improvement approaches. Your studies will culminate in the development of an honours dissertation which will be in a health/social care subject of your choosing. This capstone module helps lead you in employment in a specific area of health/social care that you aspire to work in as you will have a detailed and in-depth knowledge and understanding of this aspect of health/social care. CAREERS This programme will lead you into a successful career in health and/or social care. Below are some examples of where our previous graduates work from similar programmes. Care Service Owner Care service/ care home Manager Home Care Manager Quality Improvement Officer Hospice Activities Coordinator Family Support Worker Project Manager: Homeless Outreach Addictions Support Wellbeing Hub Manager Social Enterprise Owner GP Practice Manager In addition this course will lead you into higher level qualifications at UWS such as: Masters in Public Health MSc with Adult Nursing Registration MSc with Mental Health Nursing Registration MSc with Midwifery Registration MSc Social Work

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

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Paisley Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Year 1 Entry with Scottish Wider Access Programme (SWAP) Access to Nursing or Access to Integrated Health & Social Care with Grades BBB

Minimum Qualification Requirements

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level. The qualifications below must have been gained within two years of the start of your course. GENERAL IELTS REQUIREMENTS General English language requirements at UWS: International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score 6.0 no sub-test less than 5.5 Exceptions to this level of IELTS scoring exist for some accredited or professionally-recognised courses (see IELTS Score Exceptions section below for more details). IELTS SCORE EXCEPTIONS (RESEARCH DEGREES, BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE DEGREES, NURSING & MIDWIFERY DEGREES WITH NMC REGISTRATION, PARAMEDIC SCIENCE AND SOCIAL WORK DEGREES, CERTIFICATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, ETC.) RESEARCH DEGREES For our research degrees (MRes, MPhil, PhD, DBA, DProf) applicants are required to have an IELTS score as follows: overall score of 6.5 no sub-test less than 6.0

UWS English Language Requirements

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Scotland £1820* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

TUITION FEE INFORMATION - SCOTTISH STUDENTS: This course is only open to Scottish domiciled students. Eligible Scottish domiciled students can usually apply to have their tuition fees paid for them each year of their studies by the Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS). If you're not sure about your eligibility, you should contact SAAS. You need to apply to SAAS each year of study to have your tuition fees paid directly to UWS. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - UK, IRISH & GIBRALTARIAN STUDENTS: This course is not open to students who are domiciled in / classified as a student from England, Wales, or Northern Ireland as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, Gibraltar and the Republic of Ireland. TUITION FEE INFORMATION - INTERNATIONAL (NON-EU) & EU STUDENTS: This course is not open to non-EU, EEA, or EU students. This includes those from Republic of Ireland and Gibraltar, who are considered in the category above (same as UK (non-Scottish) students - see section above for more details). ADDITIONAL COSTS: The cost of attending university is an investment in your future career. In addition to tuition fees and living expenses, some courses involve extra costs such as consumable study materials, field trips, equipment and uniforms. You may also want to purchase some core texts and technology such as a new laptop etc. Some of these additional costs are optional, some, such as uniforms or safety equipment may be mandatory. Check the course entry on our website for more more information.
Collaborative Health and Social Care at University of the West of Scotland - UCAS