BA (Hons) Health with Social Care

This programme will enable students to develop a critical awareness of the potential factors that can influence the health and wellbeing of individuals, their communities and populations nationally and globally.

Students will examine and reflect upon the contribution of multidisciplinary and inter-professional team working, and how to operate in a collaborative way as an effective member of the team. Crucially, this will also allow students to develop and advance their knowledge of current and future health and social care needs of individuals and communities, ensuring that the views of service users, carers and other stakeholders are fully represented in care processes.

This degree is structured to provide you with an extensive look into health and social care work from management, regulation and compliance to how biological, psychological and sociological factors of human development influence the sector. 

Upon completion of the degree, successful students will be equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills to pursue a career in health and social care.

Throughout the duration of this programme many different aspects of health and social care will be covered, some key topics are:

  • Analysing healthcare systems; by exploring how health and social care providers and organisations are managed, regulated, integrated and their ability (severally and collectively) to meet the health and social care needs of the populations they serve
  • Understanding health and social care workers and the different roles and responsibilities of professionals operating within the sector
  • Examing the biological, psychological and sociological factors of human development, to critically analyse their influence upon the health and wellbeing of individuals throughout the lifespan
  • Examing the concepts of vulnerability, associated support and empowerment and analysing the importance of maintaining professional boundaries when advocating for, supporting or caring for persons at risk
  • Analysing the nature of health and social inequalities and evaluating their relationship to a range of contemporary issues identified locally, nationally, internationally and globally.

Modules

Foundation Level

Research Skills
Professional Skills
Data Skills
Communication Skills

Year 1

Academic and Professional Skills
The Health and Social Care Professionals
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Working safely in Health and Social Care environments

Year 2

Lifespan Development
Safeguarding in Practice
Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Significant Life Events and Resilience

Year 3

Inequalities and Social Justice
Comparative Healthcare Systems
Leadership and Change Management in Health and Social Care
Undergraduate Project (Health and Social contexts)

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be BCC at A-Level or DMM at BTEC / 112 UCAS Points.

Foundation Year Entry Requirements

The standard entry requirements for an Integrated Foundation Year are DEE at A level or MPP at BTEC / 64 UCAS Points.

English Language Requirements

All students applying with International or EU qualifications must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.5 in all bands for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our English Language Requirements.

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on our assessment of your overall suitability for the programme. We treat everyone as an individual, which means we will look at your whole application, including any relevant work experience and personal circumstances, as well as your educational qualifications.

Duration

This award is available as a three-year degree programme or a four-year extended degree programme.

Location

University of Northampton London
6th Floor, Import Building
2 Clove Crescent
London, E14 2EB

Fees and Funding

UK Full-time fee: £9,250 per annum.

Please visit our Funding and Student Finance page for more information.

Assessments

This programme is assessed via a number of methods including individual management reports, presentations, examinations, group work, boardroom simulations and portfolio writing.

Employability

Our scheduling of lectures and tutorials optimise the chance of meaningful part-time work. A part-time job in the right sector can help hone your understanding of business and help develop the graduate skills employers want to see upon graduation.

Throughout the programme, students will build upon their employability skills. As part of self-development enhancement as learners and professionals, students will have to analyse and critically reflect on given scenarios throughout a variety of contexts. This will allow students to analyse different approaches necessary for working and communicating effectively, creating successful professional relationships and actively engage through the provision of meaningful contributions.

Graduate employment opportunities that might be available to graduates of the programme could include:

  • Care Home Manager
  • Community development worker
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Assistant practitioner e.g. Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Primary Care Graduate Mental Health Worker
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Community Development Worker
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Progression to PG Study to access further careers: e.g. Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, Teaching.

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