BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care

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The Health and Social Care (BSc) (Hons) is designed for progression from the Level 4 Certificate of Higher Education Skills for the Workplace (Health and Social Care).

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Course Overview

This programme is only available to Home applicants.

Successful completion of studies on the CertHE Skills for the Workplace (Health and Social Care) will enable learners to progress straight into Level 5 of this degree programme which follows a similar pattern of flexible delivery as the Certificate, being delivered with modules that are studied consecutively, with face-to-face tuition at a convenient community location.

After successful completion of this programme, students are welcome to continue to study with us onto one of our MBA pathways.

 

Modules

Level 5

  • Principles of Health and Care Practice
    • Develop an understanding of the values, theories and policies underpinning health and social care practice and the mechanisms that exist to promote good practice.
  • Creativity and Value Creation
    • Develop the concepts and practice of creativity and value creation for the development of innovative, aspiring and progressive solutions.
  • Children, Young People and Families
    • Develop examination of social care services for children young people and families in the UK, covering historical and current major debates, perspectives and challenges associated with child care policy, provision and practice.
  • Build Your Personal Brand for Sustainable Employment
    • Build the skills and competencies necessary for career resilience and professional development for the future work context.
  • Introduction to Physiology
    • Provide a holistic overview of the structure and functioning of the human body as appropriate for those working in health and social care.
  • Introduction to Research
    • Develop skills of independent enquiry and crucial analysis by undertaking a sustained research project and investigate a topic with relevance to their professional development.

Level 6

  • Mental Disorders and Psychopathology
    • Critically examine the historical and current provision and classifications of mental disorders and mental ill-health.
  • Living with Care: The Older Person
    • Critically evaluate the historical, current and prospective future of health and wellbeing of the older adult.
  • Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Development
    • Critically examine theories, policies and developments relating to Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Development on a local, national and global level.
  • Independent Project (Term 2)
    • Develop skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to Health and Social Care / Health Management.
  • Community Care and Development
    • Develop an understanding of the role the community plays within health and social care values, service delivery, policy and practice.
  • Independent Project (Term 3)
    • Develop skills of independent enquiry and critical analysis by undertaking a sustained research investigation of direct relevance to Health and Social Care / Health Management.

Key Features

The programme has the following general educational and specific aims:

  1. To provide learners with an opportunity to study for an award explicitly focused towards future employability and career progression;
  2. Develop student knowledge, critical understanding, intellectual and practical skills relating to established principles and practice in health and social care;
  3. Prepare students for the workplace by developing their transferable skills and providing opportunities for work experience;
  4. Enable students to become independent and confident learners with a range of appropriate health and care based, academic and transferable skills which may facilitate lifelong learning;
  5. Develop ability to apply detailed knowledge and systematic understanding of the subject and service delivery needs in order to contribute to the enhancement, monitoring and analysis of the sector;
  6. Develop students’ intellectual skills to bachelor’s degree level, including critical evaluation, analysis, problem-solving and reflection;
  7. Prepare students for the workplace by building their transferable skills relating to, inter alia, communication, decision-making, research, interpretation, critical evaluation and their ability to turn theory into practice, including initiating and carrying out projects;
  8. Enhance students’ employability by preparing and entering them for a career or career development in the health and social care field by developing professional skills and providing the opportunity to apply them in vocationally relevant contexts;
  9. Prepare students for research or further study beyond level 6 in the field of health and social care;

Assessment

There are a variety of assessments such as presentations, projects, reports and blogs.

Entry Criteria

This programme is only available to Home applicants.

Successful completion of Level 4 CertHE Skills for the Workplace: Health and Social Care (120 credits).

 

Tuition Fees and Scholarships

Visit the Fees and Scholarships and Bursaries sections for more information.


Additional Costs

There will be no mandatory additional costs to study beyond the payment of tuition. Students should be prepared to incur the basic costs associated with study such as transport and may wish to purchase coffees, snacks or other sundry items on campus.

Many students also choose to invest in study support tools such as laptops over the course of their study, though this is not a programme requirement. Any activities related to study or student life which bear a cost beyond tuition will be optional, and the expense shall be clearly communicated to students at the time of registration.

Career Opportunities and Employability

Due to the focus on employability, graduates from the BSc in Health and Social Care will be able to pursue careers in the widest possible range of Health and Social Care areas.

Questions?

For any questions related to the academic content of the course, please contact Dr Eleni Koutsogeorgou.

For all other enquiries, please call us on 0207 127 7453 or email the London Admissions team at londonadmissions@uwtsd.ac.uk.