University of the West of Scotland

Integrated Health and Social Care University of the West of Scotland Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

This degree is designed for those who wish to build a career within health and social care working in the public, private and third sectors. It will open up career paths in a range of diverse areas, including local councils, health boards, other local and national government agencies, charities and social enterprises

The programme will develop your ability to provide care or administrative services and develop your awareness that employees across the sector need to work collaboratively to provide seamless, person-centred services. You will undertake work-related learning in an area you are currently employed or volunteer in.4

Graduates will find employment opportunities within organisations such as local councils, health boards other local and national government agencies, charities and social enterprises.

Course details

Modules

Course content
This programme is about developing people’s ability to provide care services that effect positively people requiring a service, their colleagues and the communities they work within, recognising that employees across the sector need to work collaboratively to provide seamless, person-centred services.

Entry to this programme is at Year 2 and an HNC-relevant subject or equivalent qualification is required.

Exit routes
If you successfully complete Year 2 you can exit with a Diploma of Higher Education. Those who successfully complete Year 3 will exit with a BA award and those who successfully complete Year 4 will exit with the BA (Hons) award.

Year 2
You will study five shared modules, one of which is a work-related module and a specific module related to health and social care. You will develop a shared understanding of the complex needs of clients and equipping individuals with an ability to assess and evaluate public service provision. You will study the policy, practice, ethical and socio-economic factors that influence health and social welfare and integration of health and social care along with self-awareness and person-centred care.

Year 3
You will study five shared modules, one of which is a work-related learning module and one specific module related to health and social care. You will develop professional attitudes and leadership and management skills. You will be equipped to contribute confidently to evidence-based practice, informed by a value base of rights and respect for service users.

Year 4
You will study four core modules and one option module from the University portfolio. This year will allow further specialisation in your chosen field and consists of a 40 credit dissertation module.


How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.

England

Wales

Scotland

Northern Ireland

EU

International

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code L430
Institution code U40
Campus name Paisley Campus
Campus code P

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

There are no qualification requirements for this course.

Year 2
SQA HNC-D or BTEC Level 4-5 HNC-D: Social Care; Care & Administrative Practice (Clinical route); Working with Communities; Counselling; Early Education and Childcare; or relevant other disciplines.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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University of the West of Scotland
Paisley Campus
High Street
Paisley
PA1 2BE


Course contact details

Applicant Enquiry Team

0800 027 1000