Hugh Baird College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Health and Social Care

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Course summary

This one year course designed for students who have completed the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or equivalent Level 5 qualification with transferable modules. All students embarking on this course will need to have experience working within the health and social care sector and will be encouraged to have a prearranged placement in an appropriate setting. Modules will focus on relating theory to practice to enable undergraduates to continue to enhance and develop their professional skills. The aim of this course is to achieve an understanding of the nature of health and social care, research evidence, health and social care policy and health and social care delivery. The core of the programme involves the application of social and behavioural science disciplines and concepts to current core themes, skills and issues relevant to health and social care delivery. You will develop an awareness of the changing political, philosophical, economic, cultural and social contexts of health and social care services. Undergraduates will also enhance their ability to work independently and extend their knowledge in specialist sectors of health and social care through selecting research areas which reflect their interests. Skills in academic inquiry, analysis, the presentation of balanced, evidence-based and reasoned arguments and conclusions are developed to meet the student’s educational and employment objectives. Knowledge, skills, motivation, personal development and employability skills are included to encourage learning and development for future work and life situations. Undergraduates are required to carry out independent research on a chosen topic area to complete their undergraduate dissertation. All students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor to support them throughout this process.

Course details

Modules

• Current Research Issues in Health and Health Care Systems • Developing Leadership Skills • Leadership at all Levels Health and Social Care Practice Project • Drugs and Health in Society • Promoting Healthy Lifestyle Choices • Enhancing Physical Wellbeing in Mental Health Practice • Principles of Dementia Care

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods is used to extend and demonstrate students’ learning, including: • Essays • Critiques • Reports • Exercises • Case studies • Projects • Individual and group oral presentations


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
L510
Institution code:
H65
Campus name:
University Centre
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

In order to qualify for this course, you will need to be aged 18+ and have: • Successful completion of Foundation Degree in Health & Social Care, FdA Mental Health and Wellbeing or FdA Dementia and Assisted Living in Health and Social Care • Diploma in Health and Social Care related subject

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.hughbaird.ac.uk/user/pages/assetdownloads/progspec-healthba.pdf

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Other

Additional Selection Criteria: Meeting the minimum entry requirement for a course does not necessarily guarantee a place. Entry to all courses is subject to a successful interview. When assessing an application, we take into account your grades, predicted grades, reference and personal statement. From your personal statement and interview, we consider your motivation and commitment to success, and any relevant experience you may have. For some courses, we may also ask for a portfolio of appropriate work or an audition. For some courses, students may be required to find a work placement prior to enrolment and/or undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check. These requirements will be discussed at interview. Mature Students: We recognise that some mature students may not meet the standard entry requirements but may have gained knowledge and skills from relevant work or life experience and, therefore, we would consider your application on an individual basis. We would take into account your work and life experience and may ask you to discuss this in more details at interview. Interview: All applicants are invited to attend an interview with either the Course Leader or Course Tutor. You will be notified of your interview by our Admissions Team who will also update UCAS Track with details of your application.


English language requirements

EU students, for whom English is not the first language, will be required to evidence an IELTS score or 6.0 or equivalent. Equivalences include: • TOEFL written examination score of 550 plus a test of written English (at 4) • TOEFL Computer Equivalent score of 230 • Proficiency in English (Cambridge) at Grade C or above


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Health and Social Care at Hugh Baird College - UCAS