This course is a top-up to convert the FdSc Healthcare Practice degree (or similar) into a full honours degree. The course will enable you to strengthen your existing theoretical and practical skills that you have previously acquired at foundation degree level.
During your studies you will consider a variety of different subject areas, enhancing your clinical knowledge and development and preparing you for employment in various roles and settings.
Local employers have contributed to the course’s content, structure and delivery. This ensures that you graduate with the skills that are necessary to employment. The modules you study relate back to working practice, providing you with both theoretical and vocational skills that will prepare you well in your chosen profession.
Each module is worth a specified number of credits: you take a combination of compulsory (and if available optional modules) enabling you to cover key subject knowledge while developing your own interests. For full time students a total of 120 credits will be studied in the academic year. This will consist of 4 core modules and 1 dissertation and project module. For part time students it will depend on the intensity of your studies. The balance of assessment by examination/test, coursework and practical depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose. The approximate percentage of the course assessed by coursework is as follows: Year 1 - 64% coursework 36% Practical Timetables are normally available one month before the commencement of your studies. As a guide, In 2018/19 this programme was timetabled on a Tuesday.
Ucas Code: HEIC
Award: BSc (Hons) awarded by University of Plymouth
Modes of study: Full-time, part-time and modular study available
Institution code: S32
Upon successful completion of this degree you will have a wide range of career opportunities. You could enter employment as an Advanced Practitioner in the Assistant Practitioner or Nursing Associate (subject to entry qualification) role within the NHS, capable of working across a range of professions, from community to acute setting. You could also consider progressing to further study at Masters Level in various healthcare professional roles.
“I really enjoyed studying Health and Social Care. You're treated as an adult at the College and the tutors get to know you on a personal level, they are really supportive and their knowledge is invaluable. I felt as though I grew as a person during my time there, which is so important."Caitlyn Crofts
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