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.
"Whilst I was studying my degree I was working as a healthcare assistant, and was able to apply the skills and knowledge I acquired in a vocational setting, whilst developing and building upon my professional experience. I went on to receive a WorldSkills UK Gold Medal in Advanced Caring, which was a great honour, both personally and professionally. I was judged alongside a field of competitors from throughout the United Kingdom, with us all competing in our chosen skill. The final pressure test called for a wide range of skills to be demonstrated through practical tasks caring for patients (who were played by actresses) in difficult scenarios. I was honoured to receive the Gold Medal, which recognised the hard work and dedication I put in during my studies. The skills I developed at University Centre South Devon helped me to succeed, and have increased my employment opportunities and prospects."Rameez Shah
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