A healthy population is about the joined-up delivery of services, driven primarily by the needs of patients and communities. Our programme will introduce you to the key concepts and debates influencing health and social care, developing the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career. You’ll explore issues such as life quality, effective caring and communication to build a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health.
To meet the demand for skilled professionals in this growing area of provision, this degree has been designed in partnership with leading health and social care employers. You’ll be at the forefront of learning and professional practice in health and social care, developing the knowledge, understanding and skills to shape the future health of our populations.
In the integrated Foundation Year in Health and Care you will undertake modules to help develop your academic skills and confidence and will be introduced to key concepts, debates and skills that will support and inform your second, third and fourth years of undergraduate degree study.
You’ll explore issues such as life quality, effective caring and communication. You will also gain an understanding of the basic factors that influence health and social care.
Following successful completion of your Foundation Year, you’ll gain a solid grounding in individualised health and care provision, exploring models of person-centred provision and the impact of behaviours on health. You’ll learn how to manage in health and care, understanding the factors that influence health and social care decision-making.
You’ll explore contemporary health and social care delivery frameworks and structures, discovering how to appraise the effectiveness of joined-up approaches to service delivery.
You’ll learn from experienced professionals in their fields who are committed to your personal and professional development, along with helping you to develop the academic skills you’ll need for evidence-based practice and future research.
You’ll gain practical experience by completing professional placements as part of your degree. Students may undertake their placement in a wide range of settings. For example, in facilities that provide residential care for adults and older adults, with youth work teams, in the NHS, in children’s and family centres, and with charities and non-government agencies.
Standard Pathway (3 Years) - Level 2 Proof of Residency
Non Standard Pathway (4 Years) - NA & Proof of Residency
Modules under Course
Academic Skills and Studying with Confidence
Being Healthy in a Modern World
Introduction to Effective Caring
Policy and Legal Frameworks in Health and Social Care
Understanding Health and Social Care Practice
Research Methods 1
Health and Wellbeing
Ethics, Society and Employability
Safeguarding and Managing Risk across the Lifecourse
Person-Centred Care and Integrated Working
Mental Health Today
Planning, Designing and Evaluating Health Interventions
Research Methods 2
Students are required to choose one option module from:
Professional Development and Placement 2
Volunteering in Sport, Health and Nutrition
Leading Health and Social Care in a Multi-Agency Environment
Plus one option from:
Work-based Learning Project
Students are also required to choose up to three option modules from:
Difficulties Families Face
Professional Learning through Work
Entrepreneurship and Creativity
Reflection and Supervision
Therapeutic Interventions with Families
Contemporary Issues in Public Health and Individual Wellbeing
Jobs and Salaries
• Community development worker (£21,000 to £36,000)
• Education mental health practitioner (£31,206 to £56,198)
• Further education teacher (£24,702 to £37,258)
• Health improvement practitioner (£24,907 to £30,615)
• Health service manager (£25,368 to £40,000)
• Medical sales representative (£25,000 and £50,000)
• Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker (£22,121 to £39,879)