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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

You want to support and help others with your future career. Our course is designed with a range of engaging modules to allow you to develop your professional and personal skills.This foundation year course will provide you with the skills to allow you to pursue your ideal career by either progressing onto a professional health course or by completing the four-year degree to hit the ground running in a role within the contemporary Health and Social Care sector.**Course Overview**This IFY entry route offers an alternative supportive route for students who may not have the required entry qualification for direct entry onto some of our level 4 programmes, or those who may have taken an extended break from education. By successfully completing the first year of this programme you may be able to apply to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes.If you do not wish to specialise after completing year one, you can continue onto the full Health and Social Care Degree. The full degree will support your academic advancement to prepare you for your ideal career within health and social care. You'll enhance your personal skills including communication, team working, self-management, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and confidence.**On this course you will...**- Have the option to transfer onto one of our health professional programmes or progress onto the full health and social care degree at the end of the IFY.- Study a range of engaging modules that will develop your confidence in your academic skills so that you are prepared for further study.- Be taught by expert lecturers who have professional experience from across our Institute of Health, covering a spectrum of health and social care professions.- Become part of an active and vibrant community of like-minded students who want to make a difference.- Access pastoral and academic support that is embedded in the programme to guide you on your journey into higher education, with a Student Development Coordinator providing advice and guidance.**What you will learn**Year one allows you to settle into University life and gain the confidence and skills to succeed in your chosen degree by participating in a supportive academic, personal and professional development programme. At the end of the Integrated Foundation Year, there is an opportunity to apply to transfer onto a range of our Allied Health Programmes.Years two to four provides you with the opportunity to achieve a nationally recognised academic award that has been designed to meet your needs and facilitate progression within the Health and Social Care sectors. The key knowledge, understanding and experiences gained throughout the programme are structured to enhance employability within a growing sector.**Year One**- Essential University Skills 1- Essential University Skills 2- Contemporary Issues and the Media- Professional Practice in the Community- Mental Health and Wellbeing- Human Anatomy and Physiology**Year Two**- Developing Academic Writing and Reflective Practice- Introduction to Health and Well-being- Personalisation in Health and Social Care- Development through the Life Course- Values and Principles of Health and Social Care- Social and Political Influences on Policy and Practice**Year Three** - Introduction to Advancing Mental Health across the Healthcare Spectrum- Psychology for Health and Social Care- Equality, Diversity and Equity in Practice- Duty of Care – Principles and Implementation- Leadership and Change- Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care**Year Four**- Applied Critical Evaluation for Evidence Based Practice- Communication Skills in Health and Social Care- Collaborative Working in Health and Social Care- Contemporary Approaches and Fundamental Principles of Safeguarding across the Life

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 8,760per year

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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, Cumbria’s heritage dates from 1820. Its five campuses include one in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the idyllic Lake District.
Its 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

    55th out of 79 21

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    123 72%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%



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