The BA/BSc (Hons) Health Wellbeing & Social Care 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 to improve the health and wellbeing of our community through partnerships between health, social care and other public, private and voluntary sector organisations.
A broad-based academic health, wellbeing and social care programme designed for people who wish to work or who are already working in the health, wellbeing and social care sector. Students will be able to develop a critical understanding of the 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.
If the student already hold an HND or Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care sector, this course gives them the opportunity to study for a one year full-time (Top-Up) degree. Whether you are involved in care delivery through paid or unpaid work, or if you use health and social care services yourself, or wish to develop a career in this sector, the programme is designed to deepen your understanding of policy, theory and practice in health and social care delivery and management. You will learn about key approaches in, and explanations of, health, wellbeing and social care in addition to developing personal transferable skills in team working, problem solving, communication and IT. You will also develop a sound and critical understanding of policy, theory and practice. You will examine the context and processes of change in yourself, in groups and in services.
By the end of your studies you will be able to evaluate the different roles in the context of policy development, and recognise and value diversity and difference. You will also understand how ethical, legal, social, economic and political factors influence the provision and development of services, in addition to developing the critical and analytical skills needed to engage in the understanding and development of evidence-based practice.
On completion of the programme you will have acquired the level of knowledge and understanding and transferable skills that will enable to take full advantage of a range of employment opportunities in the health and care sectors.
Course Length: 1 years;
Start dates: January / May / September
- Contemporary Issues In Health, Wellbeing And Social Care
- Project Management
- Understanding People In Organisations
- Evidence-Based Decision Making
- Enterprise, Employability & Entrepreneurship
- Media Perspectives On Health And Social Care;
- Working In Organisations
* The units can vary, depending on the optional modules which your institution will choose for the course structure.
A variety of teaching, learning and assessments will be used emphasising the relationship between theory and real life issues /experience in practice. Throughout the course you’ll be assessed by: examinations; practice; practice-focused essays; reports; group presentations; simulations and role plays; projects; group assessments and peer assessments.
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.
A health studies degree covers a broad range of healthcare issues allowing for careers in social care, leisure, education and health promotion and management. The range of roles is great – from Care Home Managers, Care Coordinator roles and junior management roles within the NHS and hospice care.
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
- Health And Safety Adviser
- Occupational Therapist
- Activities Coordinator
- Physician Associate
- 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;
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.
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.