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Science in Health and Social Care (Level 5 Foundation Degree)

UU
Care & Health

Course Overview

This is an innovative and contemporary course from Ulster University which will be attractive to both students and employers in the Health & Social Care sector. The aim of this course is to address the needs of the local market by preparing graduates to gain the range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required to meet the current and future evolving needs of Health and Social Care services in Northern Ireland. You will study a variety of modules relevant to the health and social care setting. Furthermore, students will complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (work placement) which will also be assessed.
  • Start Date
    29 Aug 2022
  • Study Mode
    Full-Time
  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Campus
    Strand Road

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Available Sessions

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  • Course: UU Level 5 Foundation Degree in Science (FdSc) in Health and Social Care
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Full Time
    Start Date: 29/08/2022
    Fees:
    -

Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
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Awarding Body
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Course Modules

  • Study Skills
  • Psychology
  • Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice
  • Effective Communication in Health & Social Care
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Work Based Learning
  • Safeguarding and Managing Risk
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Social Policy
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Physiological Responses
  • Innovative Practices to Support Health & Wellbeing
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Professional Conduct and Ethical Practice
  • Psychology Theory and Application for HSC
  • Safeguarding & Managing Risk
  • Foundations in Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social
  • Introduction to Social Policy Concepts
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Evidence Based Practice
  • Physiological Responses for Health and Well-being
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Principles of Safe Practice
  • Innovative practices to Support Health and Well-being
  • Communication in Health and Social Care
  • Study Skills
  • Work Based Learning
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

(a) Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements; AND (b) Have attained Grade A, B or C at GCSE in 5 subjects (to include GSCE English) or an equivalent standard in an approved qualification; AND (c) Provide evidence of competence in numeracy (GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent – this requirement may be met within (b) and can be met with level 2 Essential Skills Application of number; (d) hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (with a minimum of 48 UCAS points to include at least 2 grades at H4 or higher); OR as an alternative to (a), (b), (c) and (d): (e) Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details). All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. Applicants will be invited for mandatory information session and interview.

ROI Requirements

(a) Satisfy the University’s general entry requirements; AND (b) Have attained Grade A, B or C at GCSE in 5 subjects (to include GSCE English) or an equivalent standard in an approved qualification; AND (c) Provide evidence of competence in numeracy (GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent – this requirement may be met within (b) and can be met with level 2 Essential Skills Application of number; (d) hold a BTEC Extended Diploma in Health and Social Care or a related Level 3 subject area, or 1 GCE A Level pass or equivalent (with a minimum of 48 UCAS points); OR as an alternative to (a), (b), (c) and (d): (e) Provide evidence of their ability to undertake the programme through the accreditation of prior experiential learning. APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) may apply for entry (visit www.nwrc.ac.uk/apply for details). All applicants must also satisfy Enhanced Disclosure from Access NI. Applicants will be invited for mandatory information session and interview.

Work Placement

In addition, all students must complete 240 hours of Work Based Learning (placement) which will also be assessed.

Fee Information

  • Additional Fees
  • Books - £50-£100

What's Next?

Further Study

Students can progress onto the degree pathways. Progression pathways exist for BSc Health and Wellbeing and BSc Applied Health Studies. Students also consider professional degrees in Health and Social Care.

Career Prospects

As the Foundation Degree has Work Based Learning (240 hours), students will also progress onto a range of Health and Social Care jobs. The course combines both academic studies and Work Based Learning.

Enquiry

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    The variety of subjects and the freedom to explore various themes and projects have helped me find my love for contemporary 3D work and sculpture. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is serious about studying Art & Design. School can’t give you the hands-on experience this course does. It has prepared me for University and helped me achieve my dream of going to Glasgow School of Art!
    Katie Curry
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    This course had a huge impact on my life. Not only did it give me the confidence to start my own photography business, but I also gained friends for life!
    Linda McGlinchey (Photography)

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