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.
This course and its modules have been developed to provide you with a holistic approach to a breadth of topic areas, where in-depth analysis provides a clinical knowledge base whilst developing many valuable transferable skills. You will be taught be an experienced teaching team, all of whom have industry experience and can provide valuable insight into working practice. The course features lectures, seminars, group work and presentations, with additional workshops and tutorials. Methods of assessment include seminar discussion, essays, projects, critical reflection, coursework and examinations.
Ucas Code: B901
Award: BSc (Hons) awarded by Plymouth University
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 settings. You could also consider progressing to further study at Masters Level in various healthcare professional roles.
"I previously studied at a local grammar school, and chose to study a Foundation Degree at the University Centre South Devon because it meant I could stay close to home, which meant that I could save money. I also really liked that the course required a placement alongside your studies, which was a really valuable way of gaining essential experience. The tutors on the course were incredibly helpful, and they were always there to provide various levels of support. I was really pleased to gain a strong overall grade, and I was particularly proud of my research project. I used to teach outdoor education, but had decided to teach indoors instead, and I'm really glad I made that choice. I'm now aiming to top-up my degree and gain a PGCE so that I can become a primary school teacher."Stephanie Hudson
This course is available at our Vantage Point Campus.
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