Health and Social Care
Course Code: UF5032, UX5032
Subject area: Childcare, Health & Social Care
Awarding body: University of Plymouth
Qualification: Foundation Degree
Course type: Full-time, Part-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Two year (full-time), three years (part-time)
When you'll study: Monday & Tuesday, 10.00am - 5.30pm
This Foundation Degree will focus on some of the complex issues underpinning the provision of health and social care. Renewed emphasis is placed on raising the awareness of dementia and mental health with dedicated opportunities for you to pursue meaningful and relevant research in the field alongside your own professional practice. The course is designed to meet the needs of those employed in baseline caring roles and/or perhaps volunteering who seek to improve their own knowledge and understanding via continued professional development. . You should be a passionate and caring individual who seeks to contribute to raising overall quality care standards by improving your own professional practice and sharing ideas with others in the field. This is a two year course if studied full-time and three year course if studied part-time.
For more information about this course please read the Programme Quality Handbook which contains programme specifications and module information.
The course includes the following subjects:
- dementia awareness
- mental health issues and wellbeing
- psychological perspectives in health and social care
- research design and inquiry (health and social care)
- sociological perspectives in health and social care
- issues of leadership and management
- person centred practice – holistic care
- examination of legislation and quality protocols/standards
- personal professional practice portfolio.
We welcome applications from those who have one or more of the following:
- 48 UCAS tariff points
- four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, to include English and maths
- equivalent qualifications
- relevant work experience (minimum or six hours per week).
Should entry requirements not be met, individual cases will be considered.
Assessment will be through a mixture of practical assessments, in-class tests, coursework, reflective practice, presentations and seminars.
On successful completion of this course, you may be able to progress to:
- the one year top-up BSc (Hons) Community and Public Services Management (Healthcare) at the College
- the one year BSc (Hons) Sociology top-up degree at the University of Plymouth (subject to approval)
- employment in the public or private sector as a health and social care worker
- working with local, regional or national authorities in the improvement and maintenance of health and social care.
Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2020/21 (August 2020 – July 2021). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2021/22.
If you are aged 16-18, due to Government funding, tuition fees may not be applicable for your course. (Please note: this does not apply to Foundation Degrees or Access to Higher Education courses, and other courses not eligible for public funding.)
Course Code: UF5032
A Full Course Fee: £7450
B Reduced Course Fee (for those in receipt of qualifying benefits): Not applicable to this course
C Ancillary course costs (ie books and equipment): Not applicable to this course
D Advanced Learner Loan Fee: Not applicable to this course
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Please note fees are quoted for one year only.