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Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L510 Duration: 3 years

Overview

This programme offers you the chance to explore a wide range of Health and Social Care issues and debates from a range of different perspectives. The Programme enables students to explore the many factors that impact upon Health and Social Care with a particular focus on social issues and experiences.   It is ideal for those with an interest in health and social care and a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.  Throughout your studies you will be considering key questions such as: what factors influence health and wellbeing? Why do different social groups experience health and wellbeing differently?  How do we address inequalities in health and social care? How does policy impact on health and social care? How can we work with individuals, families and communities to promote health and wellbeing? How can we safeguard vulnerable and marginalised groups?

Students on the programme will develop a thorough understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice.  In addition throughout the programme there is an emphasis on developing practical skills alongside academic knowledge.  The programme has input from a wide range of frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors and students are able to develop the practical skills necessary for careers in Health and Social Care through work-based learning, work on case studies and applied research projects within the local community.  Working with you, we aim to develop reflective, autonomous and responsible health and social care practitioners who are able to work with a range of service user groups. 

 

Why choose this subject?

  • Taught by academics who are actively involved in Health and Social Care research
  • Regular input from frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sector, which, means the course relates to ‘real world’ problems
  • Work based learning to enhance employability
  • Exciting national and international fieldtrip opportunities
  • Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

For more information, download the subject leaflet.

Health & Social Care Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specification for this subject is subject to approval.

Curriculum

Year 1

You will consider different models, theories and approaches to Health and Social Care.  You will explore a range of causes of Health and Wellbeing and how these relate to social divisions and inequalities. You will think about some of key Health and Social Care issues in the UK such as the rising burden of non-communicable diseases, changes to the care sector and integration of health and social care. In addition you will begin to think about the service user perspective and develop your communication skills for professional practice and working in partnership.  You will have opportunities to hear from and engage with a variety of different service user groups.

 

Year 2

You will look at different policy initiatives with a focus on the ways in which policy impacts on the Health and Social Care of different groups in society.  You will consider whether services are delivered fairly to all sections of society and develop an understanding of the ways in which we can safeguard vulnerable groups.  You will explore the role of public health and health promotion looking at how key drivers and priorities have changed over time and the importance of evidence based practice.  You will gain knowledge of the underpinning principles of community work and multi-agency working and have an opportunity to apply your knowledge through case studies and practical work. You will study research methods where you will explore a broad range of topics relating to planning and carrying out research, analysing research data and writing up research reports. In Year 2 you will also undertake a work-based learning project, gaining vital practical experience in the field of health and social care

 

Year 3

You will think about key Health and Social Care issues at a global level such as global mental health and the global political economy of care.  You will also explore the importance of the life-course approach as a framework for understanding health and social wellbeing.  You will study some of the key health and social care challenges at each stage of the life-course such as working with children and young people and the challenge of an ageing population.  You will learn about management and leadership, developing the knowledge and skills required to manage the many challenges and opportunities within the health and social care sector. In addition you will select two specialist topics to study from a range of options such as: looked after children; learning disability; young people and risk; dementia.  In your final year you will undertake a research project on a health and social care topic of your choice with opportunities to work with a range of community organisations/projects as part of this.

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

Offers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

Health and Social Care is a BA Single Honours course, UCAS code L510.

Employability

The health and social care sector is undergoing rapid and radical change.  As part of this we are seeing an increasing number of employers in the sector and there is much demand for well trained and multi-skilled graduates. Health and Social Care graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.  The programme will enable you to gain employment in a number of areas such as: health promotion; housing; community based projects; occupational health; services for the older population and services for young people. Some graduates may choose to go onto further study in areas such as Social Work, Youth and Community Work and Public Health.

Overview

This programme offers you the chance to explore a wide range of Health and Social Care issues and debates from a range of different perspectives. The Programme enables students to explore the many factors that impact upon Health and Social Care with a particular focus on social issues and experiences.   It is ideal for those with an interest in health and social care and a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.  Throughout your studies you will be considering key questions such as: what factors influence health and wellbeing? Why do different social groups experience health and wellbeing differently?  How do we address inequalities in health and social care? How does policy impact on health and social care? How can we work with individuals, families and communities to promote health and wellbeing? How can we safeguard vulnerable and marginalised groups?

Students on the programme will develop a thorough understanding of health and social care policy, theory and practice.  In addition throughout the programme there is an emphasis on developing practical skills alongside academic knowledge.  The programme has input from a wide range of frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sectors and students are able to develop the practical skills necessary for careers in Health and Social Care through work-based learning, work on case studies and applied research projects within the local community.  Working with you, we aim to develop reflective, autonomous and responsible health and social care practitioners who are able to work with a range of service user groups. 

 

Why choose this subject?

  • Taught by academics who are actively involved in Health and Social Care research
  • Regular input from frontline workers in the statutory, private and voluntary sector, which, means the course relates to ‘real world’ problems
  • Work based learning to enhance employability
  • Exciting national and international fieldtrip opportunities
  • Ranked 12th in the UK for their research outputs at 3*/4* with 73.7% of the Unit’s research outputs rated as internationally excellent or world leading. (Research Excellence Framework 2014)

 

For more information, download the subject leaflet.

Health & Social Care Subject Guide 2017

 

The programme specification for this subject is subject to approval.

Curriculum

Year 1

You will consider different models, theories and approaches to Health and Social Care.  You will explore a range of causes of Health and Wellbeing and how these relate to social divisions and inequalities. You will think about some of key Health and Social Care issues in the UK such as the rising burden of non-communicable diseases, changes to the care sector and integration of health and social care. In addition you will begin to think about the service user perspective and develop your communication skills for professional practice and working in partnership.  You will have opportunities to hear from and engage with a variety of different service user groups.

 

Year 2

You will look at different policy initiatives with a focus on the ways in which policy impacts on the Health and Social Care of different groups in society.  You will consider whether services are delivered fairly to all sections of society and develop an understanding of the ways in which we can safeguard vulnerable groups.  You will explore the role of public health and health promotion looking at how key drivers and priorities have changed over time and the importance of evidence based practice.  You will gain knowledge of the underpinning principles of community work and multi-agency working and have an opportunity to apply your knowledge through case studies and practical work. You will study research methods where you will explore a broad range of topics relating to planning and carrying out research, analysing research data and writing up research reports. In Year 2 you will also undertake a work-based learning project, gaining vital practical experience in the field of health and social care

 

Year 3

You will think about key Health and Social Care issues at a global level such as global mental health and the global political economy of care.  You will also explore the importance of the life-course approach as a framework for understanding health and social wellbeing.  You will study some of the key health and social care challenges at each stage of the life-course such as working with children and young people and the challenge of an ageing population.  You will learn about management and leadership, developing the knowledge and skills required to manage the many challenges and opportunities within the health and social care sector. In addition you will select two specialist topics to study from a range of options such as: looked after children; learning disability; young people and risk; dementia.  In your final year you will undertake a research project on a health and social care topic of your choice with opportunities to work with a range of community organisations/projects as part of this.

Entry Requirements

2017 Entry Requirements

The offer level for 2017 entry will be BCC - ABB at A Level or DMM - DDM at BTEC Extended Diploma or 104 - 128 new UCAS tariff points.

Offers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (formally the Criminal Records Bureau – CRB).

UCAS points offers can be achieved in many ways, the following are just a few examples of how you could achieve our entry requirements:

  • Three A Levels with grades of BCC or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) with grade DMM
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) with grade M
  • BTEC Diploma (QCF) with grade DM and A Level with grade of C
  • CACHE Diploma at grade B

The Access to HE Diploma now also attracts points under the new UCAS tariff. Visit the UCAS website to calculate your points.

 

Useful Links

How to apply

Admissions Policy

UCAS

 

Course Combinations

Health and Social Care is a BA Single Honours course, UCAS code L510.

Employability

The health and social care sector is undergoing rapid and radical change.  As part of this we are seeing an increasing number of employers in the sector and there is much demand for well trained and multi-skilled graduates. Health and Social Care graduates find employment in a wide range of occupations across the private, public and voluntary sectors.  The programme will enable you to gain employment in a number of areas such as: health promotion; housing; community based projects; occupational health; services for the older population and services for young people. Some graduates may choose to go onto further study in areas such as Social Work, Youth and Community Work and Public Health.

Course Contact Details

Student Recruitment

+44 (0) 151 291 3111

enquiry@hope.ac.uk

Dr Joanne Hogan

School: Social Work, Care and Justice

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