This course gives you the opportunity to gain critical understanding of integrated health and social care welfare structures and processes, as well as advanced theoretical knowledge and skills in practice and management in the sector. You can study this course on either a full or part-time basis. The completion of at least one (and optionally two) placements enables you to gain practical, real-world experience of a health and social care environment.
New for 2020/21 is the integration of different degree routes within Health and Social Care (chosen at the end of Stage 1). Each of the routes maintain a strong basis in social sciences and have been developed to address both student and employer needs. The new routes allow you to develop the attributes you need to succeed in these roles. Graduate with a named degree in one of four routes:
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: focus on broad topics and theories relating to health and social care, applying them to contemporary issues such as mental health, substance use and domestic abuse.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Health and Wellbeing: focus on public health-related issues such as health promotion, health inequalities, health ethics, and health wellbeing.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Practice: focus on practice knowledge and skills related to health and social care, such as counselling skills, and how to devise effective and theoretically sound assessment and intervention plans.
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care: Management and Leadership: focus on skills for management related to working effectively with other employees and considerations about wellbeing at work. You'll also focus on management and leadership, as well as project management and social entrepreneurship.
As well as the new routes, this degree is also integrated with our social studies’ sister courses; Sociology and Criminology. This way we are better able to combine teaching across the school to enable you to choose from a wider range of options. The option choices increase as you progress through the course, allowing you to focus more on your preferred areas of study in the final year.
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Year 1 (national level 4):
- Foundations of Policy, Practice and Inequalities in Health and Wellbeing
- Biopsychosocial Theory
- Everyone's Accountable: Safeguarding to Promote, Prevent, Protect
- Living with Disability: Culture and Identity
- Social Policy in Action
- Victims/Survivors: Rights and Redress
Year 2 (national level 5):
- Researching Society with Placement (all routes)
- The Individual and Society across the Lifecourse Core (Health and Social Care route)
- Health Inequalities and Lifestyle 'Killers' (Health and Wellbeing route)
- Counselling Skills: Theory into Practice (Practice, plus Management and Leadership routes)
- The Individual and Society across the Lifecourse
- Health Inequalities and Lifestyle 'Killers'
- Counselling Skills: Theory into Practice
- The Medical Gaze: Surveillance, Medicine and Social Control
- Gender, Diversity and Human Rights: Global Perspectives
- Domestic Violence and Criminal Justice
Year 3 (national level 6):
- Social Science Dissertation or Social Science Work-based Dissertation (all routes)
- Drugs, ‘Madness’ and Violence as Responses to Liquid Modernity? (Health and Social Care route)
- Theorising Ethics in Practice (Health and Wellbeing route)
- Who Knows Best? Effective Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Welfare Services (Practice route)
- Entering the ‘Dragon’s Den’: The Entrepreneurial Health and Social Care Manager (Management and Leadership route)
- Drugs, ‘Madness’ and Violence as Responses to Liquid Modernity? Theorising Ethics in Practice
- Who Knows Best? Effective Assessment and Intervention Strategies in Welfare Services
- Entering the ‘Dragon’s Den’: The Entrepreneurial Health & Social Care Manager
- Taking Control: Counselling and Help Strategies
- Pain or Happiness? Understanding Somatic Illnesses
- Our Planet: Global Health, Inequality and Poverty
- Pathologising Crime: Disability, Confinement and Justice
- Selling Sex: Theory, Policy and Practice