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Course Level: Level 4 and 5 Entry Requirements: The course has flexible entry criteria and all applicants will be judged on an individual basis, but the ability to undertake work-based learning is a key requirement. Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (AP(E)L) will also be considered Course Description: This primarily work based learning programme aims to: ? Establish the knowledge and skills required to achieve a level of competence necessary to fulfil the role required by individual employer for practice as an assistant practitioner, meeting relevant occupational standards. ? Encourage a critical and reflective approach to both theory and practice within the scope of practice of an assistant practitioner. ? Develop the interpersonal and team working skills and confidence required to establish a career in a caring service. To provide the academic base for advanced standing on to a relevant BSc (Hons) programme Course Content: Year 1- Mandatory Personal and Professional Development, ICT, Care and Communication, Ethical Aspects of Health and Social Care, Developing Good Practice, Basic Leadership Skills Year 1- Role Related Introduction to Mental Health, Anatomy and Physiology, Working in the Community, Podiatric Clinical Procedures. You then have a choice of three of the following: Diversity in Health and Social Care, Chronic Disease Management, Working with older people, Psychopharmacology, Palliative Care, Essential Aspects of Phlebotomy, Disease Prevention Year 2- Mandatory Personal and Professional Development (2),Planning Care, Ethical Aspects of Health and Social Care Year 2- Role Related Again depending on your role within the work place you choose three modules from the same category taken from the list below: Mental Health, Primary and Community Care ,Acute Care, Foot Care. And one elective from the list below: Basic Counselling Skills and Theory, Understanding and responding to Challenging Behaviour, Tissue Viability Progression: On successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, students will have the opportunity to progress on to an honours degree in key areas at Aston University for students studying Mental Health, Acute Care, Community Working, Disease Prevention and Audiology or at Matthew Boulton College for students studying Podiatric related modules Board: Aston University Course Length: Start 18 Sept 2009 until 18 May 2012, 9 hours per week on a Friday. Course Available at: Matthew Boulton

Course Level: Level 4 and 5 Entry Requirements: The course has flexible entry criteria and all applicants will be judged on an individual basis, but the ability to undertake work-based learning is a key requirement. Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learning (AP(E)L) will also be considered Course Description: This primarily work based learning programme aims to: ? Establish the knowledge...

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