Health and Social Care Management

Health and Social Care Management BA/BSc (Hons) Top-Up

This Health and Social Care degree explores the role of the health and social care manager, including the individual who works in the health and social care community and the aspiring manager. The BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management (Top-Up) degree is designed for professionals from a social care, housing, health or nursing background who already have a qualification at diploma level and wish to obtain a degree.

Health and social care concerns the general wellbeing of people and ensuring that they are happy and leading a healthy lifestyle. Providing help to those who are vulnerable or need that extra care at home, in hospital or in residential settings, will give you a great deal of personal achievement and career fulfilment. During this course you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a confident, reflective worker in health, social or community settings, such as the NHS, Social Services or the voluntary and private sector.

The aim of the BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management (Top-Up) degree 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.

The students 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.

 

Course Length: 1 years;

Start dates:  January / May / September

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Course Structure

    • Substance use and society
    • Life course approaches to health, wellbeing and ageing
    • Entrepreneurship and Project Management
    • Housing and Community Living
    • Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Health
    • Integrated Perspectives on Disease
    • Collaborating for Social Change
    • Dissertation

     

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

     

Module assessments are designed to measure the extent to which students have achieved the knowledge and skills expressed in the module learning outcomes. A range of assessment methods is used to extend and demonstrate students’ learning, including essays, critiques, reports, exercises, case studies, , projects, individual and group oral presentations.

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.

The programme provides students with the knowledge and skills to enable them to undertake a range of health and social care roles in both community and formal settings. In addition students have the opportunity to apply for graduate training in social work or nursing, or employment within the charitable or voluntary sectors in social care, leisure, education, health promotion and management.

 

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Advice Worker/Personal Adviser
  • Charity Officer
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Local Government Administrator
  • Nutritional Therapist
  • Sales Executive, Medical
  • Social Worker
  • Lifestyle Consultant
  • Accommodation warden
  • Art therapist
  • British sign language interpreter
  • Care assistant
  • Careers adviser
  • Care home advocate
  • Childcare inspector
  • Childminder
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Community development worker
  • Community transport operations manager
  • Community transport passenger assistant
  • Counsellor
  • Drama therapist
  • Drug and alcohol worker
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Equalities officer
  • Family support worker
  • Forensic psychologist
  • Grants officer
  • Healthcare Assistant
  • Learning mentor
  • Life coach
  • Money adviser or debt counsellor
  • Music therapist
  • Nanny
  • Nursery worker/manager
  • Occupational therapist
  • Primary care graduate mental health worker
  • Probation services officer
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Registered care home manager
  • Residential Support Worker
  • Substance misuse outreach worker
  • Victim care officer
  • Volunteer organiser
  • Welfare benefits adviser
  • Youth and Community Worker

And more;

  • The (Top-Up)  course is designed for applicants holding a Level 5 qualification such as a Higher National Diploma, or other equivalents or have completed the second year of a relevant and comparable degree;
  • Applicants must have a relevant HND or a foundation degree with 240 credits in any Business and/or Management related areas;
  • 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;
  • Qualifications are checked before enrolment by the institution where you’ll apply;
  • Students must bring their original diploma 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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BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management

BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management is a challenging and rewarding career that will offer a variety of environments to work in, and the opportunity to gain an insight into health and social care leadership and management. This course explores the role of the health and social care manager within the context of contemporary research, legislation, policy and theory. This degree is excellent preparation for students seeking administrative, managerial type roles within health and social care industry. You’ll gain a fascinating perspective on the interactions between people, health and social care environments, and the organisations providing and regulating services.

 

The broad demands placed on the health and social care services ensure the need for skilled and talented individuals with the right qualifications. The areas of administration and management are permanently topical, with staff in these positions maintaining smooth provision of services and managing change in organisations.

The degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills to analyse important public health and social care issues. The course is informed by current and expected changes in the UK healthcare sector, and given the UK’s ageing population, advances in healthcare technology, quality concerns and the rising cost of providing healthcare.

 

The BA/BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Management offers graduate entry for the future managers and administrators of health and social care services, in both the statutory and voluntary sectors. It provides you with the necessary skills and knowledge to be an effective employee of these ever-changing services.

The course aims to rise above the parts that make up health service; instead it looks at how health and social care work together as a whole. The course will also open the possibilities for a career working for large aid organisations locally and abroad. The relevant placements further boost your employability on graduation.

Some students progress onto postgraduate study in education, public health, social work, occupational therapy, nursing and research. The work placements experienced throughout the three years gives you an opportunity to explore those areas of health and social care within which you would like to develop your future career. Placements are in a wide range of settings including the NHS, social care, charitable, non-profit making and private organisations, public health, occupational health, local authorities and Government.

 

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

Start dates:  January / May / September

Course Structure

Year 1

  • Introduction to Health and Social Care
  • Investigating Social Life
  • Introduction to the Human Services
  • Foundations in the Social Sciences
  • Child Welfare: Perspectives on and Approaches to Risk Assessment
  • Studies in ‘Race’ and Ethnicity

 

Year 2

  • Global Public Health
  • Research Approaches in the Social World
  • Multi-Agency Working
  • Comparing Welfare Internationally
  • Disability in Childhood: Critical Perspectives on Policy And Practice
  • Mental Health and Society
  • Contemporary Forced Migration
  • Managing and Management in the Human Services

 

Year 3

  • Independent Project in Health and Social Care
  • Health Issues in Gender, Age and Ethnicity
  • Dependency and Care: Critical Perspectives on Policy and Practice
  • The Social Body
  • Child Protection: Critically Analysing Policy and Practice
  • Ideas and Issues in Globalisation
  • Leadership, Management and Multi-Agency Working in the Human Services
  • Current Issues in the Human Services

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

You’ll be assessed via seen examinations, short answer papers, practical reports and reviews, case studies, group assessment projects, presentations, essays and health profiles. However, the weight of assessments are written assignments and these allow you to explore the subject in depth through detailed research and construct an argument based on the evidence you gain in preparing the assignment.

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.

The course is concerned with policy and legislation relating to health and social care as well as the sociology of health, welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups. It prepares graduates for a range of roles in the wider health and social care sectors, including the not-for-profit (voluntary), private sector and public sector.

 

You can further your career in professions such as:

  • Health Service Administrator/Manager
  • Drug And Alcohol Rehabilitation Manager
  • Manager Of Learning Disability Services
  • Primary Care Trust Business Development Manager
  • Day Centre Manager
  • Sure Start Programme Manager
  • Health Visitor Manager
  • Prison Service Manager
  • Residential And Nursing Care Home Manager
  • Advisor In Local Authorities
  • Community Care Manager
  • Policy Research Manager
  • Policy Maker
  • Community Development Worker
  • Further Education Teacher
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Health Service Manager
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Adult Nurse
  • Counsellor
  • Dietician
  • Health And Safety Adviser
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Associate
  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
  • Social Worker

 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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