West Suffolk College

BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing Practices West Suffolk College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of East Anglia


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Course summary

The course is specifically designed to meet the needs of students who wish to develop knowledge and skills in the multidisciplinary subject of health and wellbeing practices.
Holistic health improvement with a practical approach now requires an increased need for well-trained practitioners. This course incorporates three clear stands including health, holistic wellbeing and active lifestyle.
The course provides a mixture of theoretical and practical application including work placement in order to develop a student’s ability to work in multi-disciplinary environments, meeting the needs of individuals, groups and other professionals.
The importance of wellbeing in health is highlighted by the government which recognises that a wellbeing approach to health facilitates innovation, early intervention/prevention and supports a joined-up policy for services that support the health of individuals and communities within the United Kingdom.

Course details


Professional and Academic Practices:
Provide learners with some core skills in order to develop their academic practices as well as professional practice requirements such as communication and teamwork.
Social Issues associated with Health and Wellbeing:
Introduction to theoretical sociological views and socialisation in relation in relation to health, community, wellbeing.
Principles and Practices of Exercise Health and Lifestyle:
Evidence and basic principles of being physical active as a part of health and wellbeing in relation to different applied settings.
Effective working practices within Health Sector:
How to work in a safe and effective way in order to meet the needs of individuals within communities and incorporate equality and diversity.
Applied Physiology:
Human body and major systems in order to distinguish between health and disease and be able to apply this knowledge to health and wellbeing.
Psychology of Health and Wellbeing:
Importance of Psychology for Health and Wellbeing, investigating some of the basic psychology theory and applying theory to case study.
Public Health:
Investigates the principles of Public Health and Epidemiology
Work Based learning, community action project:
This work based learning module will follow on from the health promotion module to explore the engagement in a community action project with a local employer and try different job roles.
Active Health and Wellbeing Practices:
Physical and mental impact of lifestyle on health and practical measures to support this through prevention and intervention Learners will explore their own skills in being able to plan for and facilitate activity and behaviour chance for different groups.
Mental Health and wellbeing, principles and practices:
Mental health issues, including challenges for supporting metal health as well and principle and practices of working to support mental health issues.
Nutrition and food Education:
Celebrating the importance of food within social and health. Underpinning knowledge on nutrition and how to education people to be able to make good choices and practical skills in supporting people with food changes.
Research Methods:
This Mandatory module will provide learners with the skills and underpinning knowledge to be able to conduct research or an extended project at level 6. Learners will be provided with an understanding of major methodology, analysis and ethical considerations to be able to be successful in their own research.
Contemporary issues and Health Promotion:
Following on from the Public Health at level 5 this module looks to explore current and historical public health and promotion to evaluate effectiveness and plan for a specific small scale campaign with a specific focus.
Therapeutic Health in Practice:
This module will focus of using different therapeutic methods to support health, including wellbeing, art, music, performance and exercise therapy, students will have the opportunity to explore one in more detail with support.
Assessing Health:
For this module, in preparation for working in allied health professions, you will learn how to undertake basic physical and mental health patient assessments. Have a safe working practice and be able to develop underpinning non-medical prescription.
Leading and Influencing Change:
The importance of understanding how to work within multi agency setting. Work with community and action groups to lead and influence changes needed. This module follows on from health promotion and action research to support professional development and working practices of the students.
Dissertation/Applied extended research project:
The dissertation or applied extended research project provides you with the opportunity to develop your skills in practices of your specific interest within Health and Wellbeing to support your skills in application of theoretical and work related knowledge.

Assessment method

The course includes a range of assessments methods that support a student to develop their academic competency and work ready skills.
Written assessments, Presentations, Problem Based and Live projects being the main methods of assessment.

How to apply

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 H002
Institution code W46
Campus name West Suffolk College Main Campus
Campus code A

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 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £8,500 * Year 1
EU £8,500 * Year 1
England £8,500 * Year 1
Northern Ireland £8,500 * Year 1
Scotland £8,500 * Year 1
Wales £8,500 * Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Additional Course Costs which a student will incur include: £120 for course books and materials £44 for enhanced DBS Cost of travelling to and from project/placement locations Additional opportunities to participate in overseas experiential travel may be available during the course.

Provider information

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West Suffolk College
Out Risbygate
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 3RL

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