A key aspect of these courses is the partnership between UCS and local health and social care providers within the NHS. The partnership enables students to combine classroom-based theory and practical experience from work-based learning.
Specialist pathways are currently available in Acute Care, Dementia Care, End of Life, Long Term Care, and Mental Health.
Interactive teaching is engaged in along with the use of virtual learning. The staff who teach on the degree are well qualified and have excellent links with practice across a wide range of specialities, with some staff having dual lecturer and practitioner roles.
The opportunities for interprofessional learning throughout the degree provide the valuable skills sought by employers.
These degrees provide opportunities for employment as an assistant practitioner in chosen pathways within the health care sector. The degree also provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to progress to a professional degree such as BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, or an academic degree such as BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing at UCS.
Content and Modules
The degree is offered over three semesters each academic year. Learning takes place primarily in the practice setting with academic delivery in the classroom. The degree consists of core, work-based and profession specific modules.
First year modules include: Personal and Professional Development, Communication and Teamwork, Health Care in Society, and Work-based Learning.
Second and third year modules include: Application of Research to Practice, Continuing Personal and Professional Development, and Profession Specific modules relating to the pathway being studied.
Read the full Programme Specification for this course here:
Students will be assessed using a range of strategies including essays, practice portfolios, oral presentations and examinations.
What is included in your tuition fees
At UCS your tuition fees provide access to all the usual teaching and learning facilities that you would expect. However, there may be additional costs associated with your course that you will need to budget for.
Read full details of the included and additional costs for Health Care Practice
Please note, UCS reserves the right to change this information as and when required.