- Validated by:
University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)
- UCAS code: L510
- Institutional code: H65
This one year course designed for students who have completed the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care or equivalent Level 5 qualification with transferable modules. All students embarking on this course will need to have experience working within the health and social care sector and will be encouraged to have a prearranged placement in an appropriate setting. Modules will focus on relating theory to practice to enable undergraduates to continue to enhance and develop their professional skills.
The aim of this course is to achieve an understanding of the nature of health and social care, research evidence, health and social care policy and health and social care delivery. The core of the programme involves the application of social and behavioural science disciplines and concepts to current core themes, skills and issues relevant to health and social care delivery. You will develop an awareness of the changing political, philosophical, economic, cultural and social contexts of health and social care services.
Undergraduates will also enhance their ability to work independently and extend their knowledge in specialist sectors of health and social care through selecting research areas which reflect their interests. Skills in academic inquiry, analysis, the presentation of balanced, evidence-based and reasoned arguments and conclusions are developed to meet the student’s educational and employment objectives. Knowledge, skills, motivation, personal development and employability skills are included to encourage learning and development for future work and life situations. Undergraduates are required to carry out independent research on a chosen topic area to complete their undergraduate dissertation. All students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor to support them throughout this process.