BA/BSc (Hons) Health Wellbeing & Social Care

BA/BSc (Hons) Health Wellbeing & Social Care

About

The BA/BSc Health, Wellbeing and Social Care is designed for people who wish to build a career in the healthcare sector, this broad-based academic programme considers current practice and future directions for improving the health and wellbeing of the community. The programme will prepare you with the academic skills, knowledge and critical understanding to work in a variety of health and social care positions in areas such as health promotion, public health, social enterprises and third sector services.

This programme responds to the ever changing healthcare requirements of the twenty-first century by developing highly knowledgeable and skilled postgraduates from the health and social care professions, including nurses and midwives. The programme particularly extends the knowledge base necessary for practitioners to function at an advanced level and to develop into expert or advanced practitioners, advisers, managers or educators within their particular area of expertise.

The programme offers students unique insights into this ever changing and dynamic employment sector. Students will develop the knowledge, skills and practice required to apply for a wide-range of employment opportunities available to those that want to work with people or communities to improve their health & wellbeing in settings where no two days will be the same.

The BA/BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing & Social Care course will enable you to advance your knowledge of social care and well-being policy developments. You will consider current and future social care and well-being needs of individuals and societies and examine a range of factors that impact on social care and well-being from a range of perspectives including sociological theories, psychological theories and legal and ethical issues.

This course considers current practice and future directions for improving the health and wellbeing of the whole community. It identifies economic, social and environmental factors that influence our health, and emphasises the need for strategic initiatives through partnerships between health, social care and other public, private and voluntary sector organisations.

Students will be able to develop a critical understanding of the dynamic nature of the management and delivery of health and social care services, alongside the development of skills required for employment in areas such as health promotion, public health and 3rd sector services.

 

Course Length:  3 years / 4 years including Foundation year;

Start dates:  January / May / September

Course Structure

Year 1:

  • Personal and Professional Development Planning
  • Influences on Health and Wellbeing of the Individual
  • Psychological Perspectives on Health and Wellbeing of the Individual
  • Equality and Diversity
  • Community and Public Health
  • Introduction to Employment Skills

 

Year 2

  • Food and Health
  • Evidence-Based Decision Making
  • Health Promotion
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Media Perspectives on Health and Social Care
  • Working in Organisations

 

Year 3

  • Contemporary Issues in Health, Well Being and Social Care
  • Project Management
  • Understanding People in Organisations
  • Enterprise, Employability and Entrepreneurship
  • Quality and Service Improvement
  • Enquiring into Professional Practice

* The units can vary, depending on the chosen pathway or optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.

You will study a wide range of modules on subjects such as personal and professional development, health education and promotion, and the psychological perspectives of health and wellbeing, and there are also some work-based modules. Teaching and assessment methods are selected to help you achieve the learning outcomes for each module. You will be supported to develop your skills as an independent learner. Teaching methods include formal lectures, seminars, group work and tutorials, our assessment strategies aim to develop both knowledge and skills and include written assessment, verbal and poster presentations, reflective accounts and case studies.

After completing your undergraduate degree, if you decide to enhance your career prospects even further you can apply for a postgraduate Master program. For more information regarding progression please contact Atlantic London.

If you’re interested in working in social and health care this course is for you. It is also relevant to you if you are already working or volunteering in these areas and want to advance your career. Possible career paths would be residential or community social care, social work or nursing and public health roles.

 

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Care Assistant
  • Family Support Worker
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Social Work Manager
  • Assistant Practitioner
  • Higher Education Learning Mentor
  • Palliative Care Liaison Officer
  • Community Development Manager
  • Senior Care Worker
  • Sister Ward Manager
  • Fall Prevention Specialist Nurse
  • Bilingual Health Support Worker
  • Primary Care Officer
  • Health Promotion Co-Ordinator/ Specialist
  • Volunteer Manager
  • Pupil Support Worker
  • Further Education Teacher
  • Health Service Manager
  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Adult Nurse
  • Counsellor
  • Dietitian
  • Health And Safety Adviser
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Activities Coordinator
  • Technician
  • Administrator
  • Physician Associate

And more;

  • Minimum Age: 18 years old;
  • Applicants are required to submit proof of prior certificated learning (e.g. Secondary School Diploma/Baccalaureate/Level 3 qualification) and/or relevant work experience;
  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed provided they could demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you are unable to meet the entry requirements for this course you may still be eligible for our Foundation year course. This is an extra year of study to prepare you for the full degree.
  • Applicants who do not have English as their first language will be required to demonstrate an approved level of proficiency in the use of the English language.
  • Applicants must bring their original certificates when coming for registration;

Self-Founding

The Tuition Fee of the course will vary depending on the institution you wish to study in, as well as your status in the UK. The course is available for UK/EU and International Students as well. Please contact us to find out the tuition fee for a specific course you’d like to know about.

 

Government Founds                                                                                                         

If you are an UK/EU citizen or living in the UK on Indefinite stay, you can receive support from the government via Student Loan Company to cover tuition fees and some living costs while studying, depending on your circumstances. Tuition fee loans, to cover the full cost of your course, are paid directly to the course provider. Maintenance loans can be applied for at the same time, lending you money at the start of each term. You won’t have to pay back the loan until after your course, when you’re earning above a certain level.  Students can still apply for grants if they’re eligible for certain benefits, disabled, or need help with childcare costs.

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