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Recommended Tasks for students applying to study OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Health and Social Care Courses

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Health and Social Care Courses (H&SC) Certificate (1 block)

Intro about course and links to prior learning:

When preparing to study H&SC at Level 3 you will use knowledge from a range of subjects that you studied at GCSE along with your personal experiences of health and social care.   You may use knowledge from current affairs e.g. documentaries you have watched.

The information below are tasks designed to prepare you for this course and to help to confirm that this course is for you.

About this course:

This Certificate course is taught over 3 units. One unit is internally assessed by the completion of a portfolio of evidence (Unit 1). The other two units are assessed by exams, the first exam may be in January.

 

THE TASKS

Unit 1 Building positive relationships in H&SC
Professional relationships are paramount to the delivery of safe and effective care and support and an understanding of these relationships, and how they are formed, is essential if you are considering pursuing a career in the health and social care sector

 

This research task will help you learn about the range of job roles that there are in H&SC and you can think about why communication systems and skills are so important.

Carry out research about the role of a GP, GP’s are family doctors who are based in health centres. Try and identify a range of different professionals that a GP might have to work with.

You should:

·List the professionals

· Briefly describe each job e.g. a Phlebotomist is a professional who…

· Explain the link between the GP and the professional e.g. A GP would work with a Phlebotomist when..

While you carry out your research keep a list of the websites you visit – when you produce your portfolio of evidence you will need to do this.

Unit 2 Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care
Promoting equality and respecting diversity and rights in health, social care and childcare is essential in today’s very diverse society. It is important to learn about how legislation and national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice. Online equality and diversity course here? Could Kerry Culley supply?

 Carry out some research about the Equality Act 2010. The outcome of your research could be a PowerPoint presentation, written report or poster.

Start by looking at

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/equality-act-2010-guidance

 If you want to spend more time on this topic you could apply what you have learned in your research to the work of a H&SC professional who works with younger children. Perhaps you could find a children’s book that is an example of good practise and a book that does not promote diversity e.g.   all nurses as women and all doctors as male or all butchers are men and all laundrette staff are female. (Look at some old Mr Men books. First written in 1971)

Unit 3 Health, safety and security in health and social care
This unit is about being ‘safe’. Safety and being safe is a basic human need. Consciously or subconsciously we all take practical steps to stay safe. All individuals have the right to work in a safe environment. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is vital for all H&SC professionals. Read about ‘Ebola armour’ and find out what ‘donning and doffing’ are.

Use the links below to help you.

https://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/healthcare-us/ppe/guidance.html

 

https://www.livescience.com/48278-ebola-healthcare-workers-greatest-risk.html

 

If you want to do more about health and safety, you could look at the health and safety executive website and read about risk assessments. You could risk assess making a cup of tea at home for a family with young children.

Recommended Tasks for students applying to study OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Health and Social Care Courses

OCR Level 3 Cambridge Technical Health and Social Care Courses (H&SC) Extended Certificate (2 blocks/choices)

Intro about course and links to prior learning:

When preparing to study H&SC at Level 3 you will use knowledge from a range of subjects that you studied at GCSE along with your personal experiences of health and social care.   You may use knowledge from current affairs e.g. documentaries you have watched.

Your subject knowledge from GCSE Science/Biology is especially important because of the exam for Unit 4 Anatomy and Physiology for health and social care.

The information below are tasks designed to prepare you for this course and to help you confirm that this course is for you.

About this course:

This Extended Certificate course is taught over 6 units. Three units are assessed by exams, the first exam may be in January. Exam Units are Units 2,3 and 4. The other three units are internally assessed by the completion of a portfolio of evidence (Unit 1 and two others).

 

THE TASKS As for the Certificate course with the addition of:

 

Unit 4 Anatomy and Physiology for health and social care.
In this unit you will extend your knowledge beyond GCSE Biology.

For example, you will learn about how a nephron in the kidney filters blood and how urine is then produced from this filtrate.

Other systems studied include the cardiovascular system sensory systems like eyes and ears.

 

You will then apply your understanding of healthy body systems to a range of diseases. You will have to be able to have an understanding of disease to how care needs of an individual would be effected.

 

 

Task 1:

Keep the answers to these questions as notes for when you start to attend college:

Carry out research to complete these questions and tasks

1.       What is the structure of a long bone? e.g. femur the longest bone in the human body

2.       Describe a joint of your choice for example, the knee (a hinge joint)

3.       Be able to label a typical synovial joint such as the hip (ball and socket joint).

4.       What are the causes for osteoporosis, try to find at least three causes?

5.       What is a bone density scan and how is it carried out?

6.       What safe exercises might a residential care home provide for the older adults that live in their care? Can you find out about any local examples?

Task 2:

Unit 4 contains some neuroscience, you will study neurones and different regions of the brain.

You might enjoy researching the Stroop Colour and Word Test (SCWT), it is a neuropsychological test. Online versions are available.


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