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Health & Social Care BA (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

L512 - BA (Hons)
L513 - HND
L511 - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2018
November 2018
January 2019
February 2019
May 2019
June 2019

Fees:

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Overview

This Health and Social Care BA (Hons) course is composed of theoretical and practical learning modules that underpin the core concepts of healthcare. The content taught is relevant to both current health care practice and the changing context of healthcare delivery, while reinforcing the impact of care delivery on patients, their families, carers and the wider healthcare sector.

The aim of this course is to supply knowledgeable, enthusiastic and skilled individuals for employment and to support the delivery of health and social care within the NHS, Local Authority Services, private health provision, and third sector services.

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What our students say...

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online, the supporting staff were great. I am very pleased with my degree and have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me better employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

Course information

This programme aims to equip you with specialist knowledge of the fundamental concepts and processes used in the deployment of health and social care in communities. The course covers a broad range of subjects from contemporary advances in health and care social policy, to the challenges of successfully integrating health promotion into everyday practice.

 

Modules

Overview

In the first year, you'll examine the skills, behaviours and techniques of a reflective practitioner and define safe and effective practice in health and social care. You will also become confident in the fundamentals of collaborative working within the sector, with solid knowledge of services, roles and responsibilities of practitioners. Students who complete year one are awarded a HNC in Health & Social Care.

Modules

  • The Principles of Health and Social Care

    You will be introduced to the concepts of enablement, self-care and self-management. As a broad introduction, you will understand the role of the health and social care worker in the delivery of safe and effective practice. Underpinning this module is the importance of effective interpersonal communication and how this impacts on working within in a team and with service users.

  • Safe and Effective Practice

    Managing expectations is a key component of safe and effective practice. In this module, you will cover risk management and the complex nature of safeguarding whilst working with vulnerable adults. You will identify lines of reporting for safeguarding issues and the challenges this often presents in health and social care.

  • Evidence Based Reflective Practice in Health and Social Care

    This module encourages development towards becoming a reflective practitioner, who can appreciate the importance of your personal role in the delivery of safe, effective, evidence based care. Concepts of decision making, thinking critically, processes of reasoning and collaborative action are explored. You will also explore your own personal values and principles using a reflective model.

  • Inter-professional Approaches to Service Delivery

    This module aims to explore the concepts of working with different professionals to effectively manage health and social care. The principles of collaboration will be explored, along with the benefits and barriers to multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approaches to health and social care delivery.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Scarborough, CU London and CU Coventry come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

Working at an advanced level, you will explore life stages and development and critically analyse social and cultural influences on an individual’s health and wellbeing. Throughout the year you have the opportunity to develop key professional skills through a number of placements and practical teaching methods, which provide you with invaluable hands-on experience. Students who complete year two are awarded a HND in Health & Social Care.

Modules

  • Innovation and Advances in Health and Social Care Policy

    This module focuses on how to support individuals with self-care through health promotion models. You will assess the challenges in health and social care and explore social and cultural influences on individuals’ health and social wellbeing. 

  • Mental Health, Social Policy and Communities

    This module develops knowledge and understanding of social policy, communities and mental health through the integration of theory and practice. You will define the role of the health and social care professional while engaging with key legislation in relation to the care of clients with mental health conditions.

  • Life Stages and Development

    Engaging with relevant theories, you will focus on how health can be promoted and maintained at each life stage. This application of theory to practice will be encapsulated within the assessment strategy, as you deliver a presentation and critically examine challenges to health status and the role of healthcare professionals.

  • Research Methods for Action Research

    This module will develop your understanding of research methods, both quantitative and qualitative. You will be introduced to ethical issues surrounding practitioner based research, including positionality and researching practice in health and social care settings.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

Sandwich and placements give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the workplace. Furthermore, if you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Overview

In the final year, you will work at a highly proficient and skilful level, engaging critically with the principles and evolution of local, national and international perspectives on health and social care. You will research, compile and integrate project relevant knowledge from a variety of sources, demonstrating self-management skills and competence in your chosen subject area. Professional skills are refined in this final year, preparing you for further advancement down your chosen career path. Students who complete final year are awarded a BA (Hons) Degree in Health and Social Care.

Modules

  • Public and Community Health and Social Care

    This module aims to develop an understanding of the complexities of providing contemporary health and social care within the community. Alongside this, you will explore the impact of the local, national and international Public Health agenda. By the end of this module, you will have a solid understanding of the impact of epidemiology on local health and social care practice.

  • Epidemiology and Disease

    You will gain skills and knowledge required to better assess the health status of populations. Using a range of epidemiological methods, you’ll consider ethical issues in epidemiological research and sampling techniques, while developing the skills needed to plan, research and implement health and social care services.

  • International Perspectives on Health and Social Care

    Throughout this module, you will perform a critical analysis of international perspectives on health and social care. Exploring integrated service models, you’ll cover global health and social care issues and approaches while identifying factors that influence the status of populations.

  • Research Project

    In this final module, you are required to work autonomously and demonstrate your awareness of health and safety issues, ethical considerations and time management skills. You'll collate knowledge gained throughout the programme and put together focused, secondary research on a related subject of your choice.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 12th best University in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Coventry University were also awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.
  • We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone. This means you benefit from an amazing modern university experience, at a competitive price.
  • Small tutorial group sessions of up to five people ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Scarborough, Coventry and London.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.

Your main study themes are:

  • Key Influences in the Health and Social Care Sector: You will have a solid understanding of the roles, responsibilities and necessary skills required for practitioners working in the sector. You will know key influences on service delivery and care planning, such as legislation, partnerships and values that affect the provision of these services.
  • Academic and Professional Skills for Health & Social Care: Throughout this programme, you will develop the required academic and professional skills needed to operate successfully within the health and social care sector. This includes research, development and innovation skills, communication, interpersonal, teamwork and leadership skills.
  • Social Care Perspectives: This course examines the provision of social care and how it is changing to meet the needs of people within the economic constraints and demographic changes in contemporary society. The study of sociological theories will enable you to develop a critical awareness of the influence of society and social factors on the life chances of individuals and groups in society.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include, practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Class groups are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

Class groups are kept low. This way, students can take advantage of small numbers to increase contact time with lecturers.

What our students say...

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online, the supporting staff were great. I am very pleased with my degree and have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me better employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

Entry Requirements

Health & Social Care Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Health & Social Care Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Health & Social Care BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Health & Social Care Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Health & Human Sciences or Social Sciences Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Health & Social Care Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Health & Social Care Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Health & Social Care BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Health & Social Care Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Health & Human Sciences or Social Sciences Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Health & Social Care Higher National Certificate (HNC)

64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Health & Social Care Higher National Diploma (HND)

80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

Health & Social Care BA (Hons) Degree

104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.

All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 Levels or a BTEC equivalent qualification.

CU Scarborough welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC, HND or Degree course you can do so by completing our online application form.

Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.

Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:

  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3)
  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to CU Scarborough. We assess an applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course, and we may feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer to CU Scarborough. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join CU Scarborough.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. Requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made CU Scarborough their firm choice.

CU Scarborough has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon completion, automatically qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

What our students say...

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online, the supporting staff were great. I am very pleased with my degree and have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me better employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£7,350 (per year)


November 2018

£7,350 (per year)


January 2019

£7,350 (per year)


February 2019

£7,350 (per year)


May 2019

£7,350 (per year)


June 2019

£7,350 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2018

£7,350 (per year)


November 2018

£7,350 (per year)


January 2019

£7,350 (per year)


February 2019

£7,350 (per year)


May 2019

£7,350 (per year)


June 2019

£7,350 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,700 (per year)


November 2018

£10,700 (per year)


January 2019

£10,700 (per year)


February 2019

£10,700 (per year)


May 2019

£10,700 (per year)


June 2019

£10,700 (per year)


Fees & Funding

Full-time (UK/EU)

For the academic year 2018/19, each six-week block will cost £1,837.50. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £7,350. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Scarborough Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

Part-time (UK/EU)                                                                  

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2018/19, each block for part-time students will cost £1,837.50. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2018/19 is: £7,350.

Funding

As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Scarborough from Student Finance England.

International

For the academic year 2018/19, each six-week block will cost £2,675. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £10,700. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Scarborough Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

What our students say...

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online, the supporting staff were great. I am very pleased with my degree and have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me better employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate

Career prospects

With specialist vocational skills and knowledge of the health sector, graduates from our Health and Social Care BA (Hons) Degree have a range of rewarding career paths to progress onto. Specialist roles include care worker, social worker, community support worker, occupational therapist and end of life carer. 

What our students say...

Tutors were always on hand to help either face to face or online, the supporting staff were great. I am very pleased with my degree and have peace of mind that a degree from Coventry University has given me better employability prospects.

Zakaria Zarugh - CU Graduate