BSc (Hons) Social Care with Health Studies

Enrolment & Timetable Information

The enrolment session is as follows:

Thursday 7th September 2017 from 3pm

Timetable for Sepetember 2017:

Wednesday 12noon-6pm

Approved by:

The University of Cumbria


Students are actively encouraged to use former social and healthcare experiences to reflect on learning outcomes of modules to develop their skills. In all cases students are encouraged to interact within the group to broaden and develop their experiences and evaluate how the principles of Social Care and Health influence their practice.

Optional modules will allow students to gain specialist knowledge and skills related to the Social Care and Healthcare sector and their part in it, for example; Communication, Collaborative Working, Multi Agency Working, Evidence Based Practice and Public Health in Social Care and Health.

Employability and Skills are reflected throughout the programme and generally embedded in most modules. All students are required to undertake a key compulsory module at the beginning of their course of studies which enables them to apply essential learning and knowledge to other modules.

This BSc (Hons) Social Care with Health Studies programme has been developed to meet the needs of students either working with or planning to work with differing age groups within the Social and Health Care area. The overarching philosophy of this programme is that this will develop their skills, knowledge and values to work in partnership with a range of people who work within the Social and Health Care area.

The overall aims of the programme are to:

1) Develop a thought-provoking and inspiring academic and scholarly environment for learners who wish to work with people in Social and Health Care.

2) Prepare students with the appropriate attitudes and values needed to work as professional individuals who can work collaboratively and responsively to meet the changing needs of individuals, employers and the wider community whilst adhering to local, national and international agendas.

3) Develop graduates who are able to deliver respectful, safe, ethical and knowledgeable services that are proficient in responding to the needs of the wide range of service users who utilise Social and Health Care services.

4) Develop theoretical knowledge and apply practical understanding of how analysis enables critical examination, interpretation and application of contemporary evidence relating to those who use Social and Health Care Services.

5) Develop key attributes within the context of lifelong learning to enhance employability within the Social and Health Care area.

Entry Requirements

Students need 240 credits up to Level 5 (120 credits need to be at level 5 studies, for example; a Foundation Degree, Diploma in HE, HND in Health and Social Care and should have work/voluntary experience within the Social Care/Health sector).

What subjects will I study?

You will study a selection of modules from the list below - to be chosen nearer the time:

• HLLG6095 - Managing Self and Others in Social and Health Care (20 credits)
The module aims to enable you to develop and improve your management skills and knowledge by providing the opportunity to critically explore concepts, principles, philosophies, skills attitudes and behaviours associated with managing effectively in social and health care settings care settings. You will also have the opportunity to critically apply a range of concepts within your own experience setting to scenarios.

• HLLG6096 - Independent Studying in Social and Health Care (20 credits)
To enable you to study a topic that enhances the development of your individual knowledge and intellectual skills apposite to Level 6 study and permits further personal and professional development.

• HLLG6097 - Contemporary Issues in Social and Health Care (20 credits)
To explore and critically analyse a variety of contemporary issues in social and health care.
To examine and investigate past and present issues in social care using a creative attitude demonstrate a sustained critical analysis of issues that have enhanced care provision.
To critically evaluate and synthesise knowledge of good practice and analyse its influence on care provision.

• HLLG6098 - Dissertation (40 credits)
The module aims to provide you with an opportunity to study an in-depth critical analysis whilst synthesising material subject to a pertinent area of your studies.

You need to undertake either:

A. An extended literature review that shows extensive research that critically reviews and synthesises evidence linked to your subject area. You will be required to produce an overview of primary studies. The review should have explicit statements of its objectives, materials, and methods utilised.

B. An evidence based proposal for change linked to an area of your studies. You will undertake a critical exploration of a significant social or health issue for a given locality/target group. It will offer you an opportunity to design a service development or social/health project to address the social or health need identified. This includes the development of an evidence based proposal for the rigorous evaluation of the project?s efficacy in addressing the identified need.

• HLLG6099 - Evidence Based Practice in Social and Health Care (20 credits)
The module aims to develop and build upon your previous understanding of how experience specific to your area is underpinned by evidence. The module aims to explore a wide range of evidence through individual research tasks to develop a full understanding of the inherent issues that develop evidence within the Social and/or health care sector.

• HLLG6100 - Leadership, Communication and Collaborative Working in Social and Health Care (20 credits)
To explore and analyse the significance of collaborative working and to develop skills required to successfully lead a team and communicate with members of the multi-disciplinary team within the context of the Social and Health care sector.

• HLLG6101 - Public Health in Practice (20 credits)
The module allows you to explore public health in practice and further allows you to prepare to assess the needs of particular populations/communities. You will also be able to identify health priorities whilst exploring and applying a planning cycle to the improvement of public health interventions, using a systematic approach model.

• HLLG6102 - The Reflective Practitioner (20 credits)
On completion of this module you will be able to investigate and report upon a variety of reflective approaches in relation to the Social and Health care sector, in particular related to your experience area.

How will I learn?

Students will be given opportunities to experience flexible and creative approaches to teaching and learning, which foster independent learning. It is proposed some elements of the programme will involve distance learning which can be defined as learning which takes place away from the physical space of Furness College, within a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment), whereas blended learning uses a selection of delivery methods and learning approaches, which may include distance learning. FDL (Flexible Distributed Learning) applies to all forms of learning which take a flexible approach so that students can engage, as far as is practicably possible, with learning at times and in ways which suit them.

Learning is based in academic study and in professional practice. Students are actively assisted to apply and incorporate their professional knowledge within their practice and to develop an enquiring critical approach to their study and professional practice. Acquisition of knowledge and understanding is through a combination of the following:

? Use of virtual electronic learning environment at Furness College
? Online and class based workshop activities available on VLE
? Facilitated discussion and debate
? Tutorials
? Guided study and reading
? Reflection on professional practice

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:

• Portfolio Case study
• Reflective Account
• Academic essay
• Work Based Assessment Dissertation
• Evidence based analysis
• Practice based vignette
• Written report Online assessment

Formative assessment is an important feature within the programme. The nature of the formative work varies across the modules, essentially this comprises work that informs or becomes part of the summative assessment. Formative work may include in-class or on- line activities such as presenting draft assignments, work in progress, or multiple choice tests. Peer and self-assessment are also used to give students timely feedback on formative tasks.

What opportunities will this lead to?

Employment in a Health and Social Care Setting.

How long is the course?

Full time over one year or part time over two years.

When is the next start date?

The course will start from 11th September 2017.

Programme Specification

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Fees for Part-time study in 2017/18 are £992 per 20 credit module. Typically this will be £2976 per 60 credits.  To gain the BSc (Hons) Social Care with Health Studies you will need to study and pass a total of 120 credits.

Fees for the duration of the full course, typically over 2 years, are £5952 plus a small annual inflationary increase as determined by the Government.

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How can I apply?

Students can apply directly to the College using our online application:

Furness College Application Form

PLEASE NOTE Applicants may be invited in for interview with the course tutor.

Can I get more information?

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T: 01229 825017

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