The Department of Health and Social Care offers the following Bachelor Programs:
Health and Social Care (Foundation Entry) Foundation Degree Program
Successful completion of this Foundation Entry course provides a wide range of opportunities to study for a future career in Health and Social Care and includes progression to the FdA Health and Social Care. Additionally, on successful completion of this Foundation Entry program, you can apply to study Pre-registration Adult Nursing, Child Nursing or Mental Health Nursing, Midwifery, Counselling and Psychotherapy, Operating Department Practice, Occupational Therapy, Paramedic Science, Social Work, or Sexual Health Studies. If you are still not sure where you would like to specialize, you can progress onto the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care followed by the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care (one year top up). From there you could choose to further your skills in leadership or study to become a nurse, physiotherapist or occupational therapist at postgraduate level.
Health and Social Care BSC (HONS) – TOP-UP 1 year
If you’re working, or intending to work, with individuals, families, groups or communities in residential and community-based health, social care, and related settings, this top-up course is for you. The main topic areas covered on this course are health and social policy in health care practice and rehabilitation within both physical and mental health services, research, critical enquiry skills, health promotion, mentoring and supervision skills, self-management and leadership skills.
Health and Social Care FDA 2 years
Want to work in the health and social care sector? Gain the skills you’ll need to work in youth justice, NHS trusts, private hospitals, children’s services, social services, family centers and children’s homes. This work-based learning program comprises a set of courses in Health, Social Care and Mental Health and is aimed at meeting the skills required by the growing health and social care market. You’ll complete two practice placement modules (in Years 1 and 2) allowing you to develop a range of work-based skills. Completion of this two year course will enable you to progress into a Year 3 top-up degree.
Healthcare Science BSC (HONS)
If you wish to follow this route you must initially apply for BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science and successfully complete the first year. Cohort size is dependent on placement capacity. Admission to the programme will depend on a successful interview to transfer to the second year of Healthcare Sciences and you will then start your first clinical placement. Completion of subsequent modules and final year placement will lead to the award of the degree title BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science. Combining practical and theoretical modules, you’ll gain the knowledge you need to make confident, informed decisions about patient care and treatment in a laboratory setting. Everything you’ll learn is tailored to the NHS, and you’ll spend time each year preparing for an NHS career by learning and working in one of their pathology laboratories. To be admitted to this course you must successfully complete year one of the Biomedical Science degree at UCLan and pass a selection interview.
About University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
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