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Health and Social Care (with Integrated Foundation Year) BSc (Hons)

University of Cumbria

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Carlisle - Fusehill Street

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

**Course Overview**If you are passionate about pursuing a career as a healthcare professional but do not have the required qualifications for direct entry then the Integrated Foundation Year offers a supportive alternative route into Higher Education. You will gain the subject knowledge that underpins your subsequent three-year programme and develop the transferable skills needed to apply the theory you learn to practice and understand the career relevance of your degree. You will develop key competencies for research, academic writing, presenting and enhancing skills such as communication, team working, self-management, resilience, self-awareness and confidence. You will gain awareness of professional contexts, individual professional standards and values.This degree programme in Health and Social Care provides you with the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised academic award that has been designed to meet your needs, and facilitate progression as you build your career within Health and Social Care sectors. The key knowledge, understanding and experiences gained throughout the programme are structured to enhance employability within a sector that is experiencing continued growth. **Graduate Prospects**Following this programme there is an opportunity to work in a variety of organisations and settings in enhanced roles, in managerial positions, in the NHS and as a business owner within the health and social care setting. there are opportunities to continue your studies at postgraduate level, either individual modules or a full Masters programme. At the end of the first year of the 4-year degree if you pass the year meeting specific progression criteria there is an opportunity to be interviewed for entry onto one of our Allied Health Programmes, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy. Diagnostic Radiography and Social Work.**Modules****Year 1**Essential University Skills 1Essential University Skills 2Contemporary Issues and the MediaProfessional Practice in the CommunityMental Health and WellbeingHuman Anatomy and Physiology **Year 2**Developing Academic Writing and Reflective PracticeIntroduction to Health and Well-beingPersonalisation in Health and Social CareDevelopment through the Life CourseValues and Principles of Health and Social CareSocial and Political Influences on Policy and Practice **Year 3**Introduction to Advancing Mental Health across the Healthcare SpectrumPsychology for Health and Social CareEquality, Diversity and Equity in PracticeDuty of Care – Principles and ImplementationLeadership and ChangeNegotiated Learning **Year 4**Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based PracticeCommunication Skills in Health and Social CareCollaborative Working in Health and Social CareContemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the LifespanManaging Self and Others HCPD6002 Negotiated Learning

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 7,500per year

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A level : CD - DDD


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University of Cumbria

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  • Campus address

    University of Cumbria, Registered Office, Fusehill Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA1 2HH, England

Distinct and pioneering, the University of Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its campuses include two in a World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
An international scholarship scheme offers a range of awards to all eligible students. The university also offers a £1,000 early payment discount.
For the 2021/22 transition year, all eligible EU, EEA or Swiss students will receive a Fee Discount Scholarship to bring fees in line with UK/home fees.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    76th out of 83 4

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    120 69%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.04 81%



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