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 in order 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 skill. You will be taught by 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 for this course include seminar discussion, essays, projects, critical reflection, coursework and examinations. This varied approach to assessment means that you will develop a range of transferable and practical skills through scenarios relating to working practice, which will provide an excellent foundation for your future career.
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 Assistant Practitioner 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 graduated from the FdSc Healthcare Practice and was offered a position as an Assistant Practitioner at Torbay Hospital. I then enrolled on the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Practice Top-up, after which I became the Clinical Patient Safety Officer, working within the professional practice team at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. The skills I developed during my studies on the top-up Degree have been essential to finding employment in a Band 5 role. I gained knowledge across a range of areas, including leadership, management, mentorship and assessment within healthcare. The course structure, combined with the support and help of the teaching staff, has enabled me to succeed and progress within this field and has prepared me well for the future challenges I will face."David Hickman
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