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BA in Health & Social Care (Full Time)

Coventry University

Course Description

This Health and Social Care BA (Hons) course is composed of theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin the core concepts of healthcare. The content taught is relevant to both current health care practice and the changing context of healthcare delivery, while reinforcing the impact of care delivery on patients, their families, carers and the wider healthcare sector.

The aim of this course is to supply knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skilled individuals for employment and to support the delivery of health and social care within the NHS, Local Authority Services, private health provision, and third sector services.

This Health and Social Care BA (Hons) course is composed of theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin the core concepts of healthcare. The content taught is relevant to both current health care practice and the changing context of healthcare delivery, while reinforcing the impact of care delivery on patients, their families, carers and the wider healthcare sector. The...

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Course Content

  • Year one

Overview

In the first year, you'll examine the skills, behaviours and techniques of a reflective practitioner and define safe and effective practice in health and social care. You will also become confident in the fundamentals of collaborative working within the sector, with solid knowledge of services, roles and responsibilities of practitioners. Students who complete year one are eligible for a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Health & Social Care.

Modules

  • Principles of Health and Social Care
  • Safe and Effective Practice
  • Interprofessional Approaches to Service Delivery
  • Evidence Based Reflective Practice in Health and Social Care

 

  • Year two

Overview

Working at an advanced level, you will explore life stages and development and critically analyse social and cultural influences on an individual’s health and wellbeing. Throughout the year you have the opportunity to develop key professional skills through a number of placements and practical teaching methods, which provide you with invaluable hands-on experience. Students who complete year two are eligible for a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Health & Social Care.

Modules

  • Innovations and Advances in Health and Social Care Policy
  • Mental Health, Social Policy and Communities
  • Life Stage and Development
  • Research Methods

 

  • Placement year

Overview

An optional placement or sandwich year gives you the chance to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow, enabling you to apply your theoretical knowledge to the workplace. You can also choose to take an optional year abroad between years two and three. If you decide to take advantage of a placement year this version of the degree will help you acquire valuable work experience and gain an understanding of what employers seek in graduates. It is your responsibility to find a placement with an employer within your chosen sector. The careers and employability department, alongside the course team, will support you throughout your placement year.

 

  • Final year

Overview

In the final year, you will work at a highly proficient and skilful level, engaging critically with the principles and evolution of local, national and international perspectives on health and social care. You will research, compile and integrate project relevant knowledge from a variety of sources, demonstrating self-management skills and competence in your chosen subject area. Professional skills are refined in this final year, preparing you for further advancement down your chosen career path. Students who complete final year are awarded a BA (Hons) degree in Health and Social Care.

Modules

  • Public and Community Health Care
  • Epidemiology and Disease
  • International Perspectives
  • Research Project

Year one Overview In the first year, you'll examine the skills, behaviours and techniques of a reflective practitioner and define safe and effective practice in health and social care. You will also become confident in the fundamentals of collaborative working within the sector, with solid knowledge of services, roles...

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Entry Requirements

Health & Social Care Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Health & Social Care BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification. Your offer of a place is subject to receipt of satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Health & Social Care Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Health & Human Sciences or Social Sciences Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Health & Social Care Higher National Certificate (HNC) 64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English. Health & Social Care BA (Hons) Degree 104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English. All HNC/Degree courses require...

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