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