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Hugh Baird College

Mental Health and Wellbeing with optional Integrated Foundation Entry

UCAS Code: B760

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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Course option

3years

Full-time including foundation year | 2019

This Foundation Degree with Integrated Foundation Entry is designed for those who want to study for the foundation degree but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to start just yet. The foundation entry modules include: Academic Writing and Studying in H&SC, Learning Development and Using ICT to Present Information, Developing Skills for Delivering H&SC, Measuring Health and Wellbeing, Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease and Developing Professional Skills for Delivering H&SC.

The course goes on to provide students with the opportunity to develop an awareness and skills for caring for those with mental health conditions and has been written in close collaboration with students and industry professionals.

The main focus will be developing your knowledge and understanding of key concepts in mental health with emphasis on demonstrating your ability to work independently and with others. A range of lectures, seminars and workshops will be delivered so that you become familiar with mental health promotion, provision and practice. You will also have the opportunity to explore a wide range of mental health conditions and interventions.

In the final year of the course, you will be you will be further developing your knowledge and understanding including approaches to management and leadership skills, research methods, rehabilitation practice and therapeutic communication and counselling. You will have the opportunity to build a professional portfolio based on your own reflective practice. Insight into the research process will allow you to recognise health trends helping you to fully comprehend and appreciate research in the field of mental health and wellbeing.

Visiting lecturers and guest speakers will support you in recognising industry standards and encourage you to apply theory to practice.

Teaching and learning on the course will be delivered through a range of lectures, workshops, research seminars, group work and independent research.

Guest speakers from different areas of mental health and wellbeing will facilitate professional lectures and Q&A sessions.

Modules

You will study a range of core modules, including:

Foundation Entry year:
•Academic Writing and Studying in H&SC
•Learning Development and Using ICT to Present Information
•Developing Skills for Delivering H&SC
•Measuring Health and Wellbeing, Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease
•Developing Professional Skills for Delivering H&SC

?FdA Year 1:
•Care from the Client’s Perspective
•Foundations for Professional Practice
•Study and Lifelong Learning Skills
•Communication and Collaboration
•Mental Health: Conditions and Interventions

?FdA Year 2:
•Management and Leadership
•Supporting Professional Practice
•The Research Process
•A Lifespan Perspective: Mental Health and Wellbeing
•Therapeutic Communication and Counselling Skills

NOTE: The foundation entry element of all of our health and social care related foundation degrees is generic so may be delivered in classes made up of students from any of our health and social care related foundation degree with integrated foundation entry programmes.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
EU
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

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Course location:

University Centre

Department:

FACULTY OF HEALTH and EDUCATION

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