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University College Birmingham

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: L550

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points from 2 A levels (or their equivalent) We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for A level learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Access to HE learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for BTEC learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

You will need a minimum of 96 UCAS Tariff points We do not specify specific grades in our Admissions offer for Scottish Higher learners we will look at your total achievement and or predicted grades.

UCAS Tariff

96

The entry criteria at UCB can be met using different and multiple Level 3 qualifications. If you are unsure if your qualification is accepted call us on 0121 604 1040.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Health and social care

- **Course snapshot**

Our Health and Social Care degree is designed to meet the increasing demand for health and social care professionals in the UK and globally. This rapidly growing industry requires individuals with a wide range of knowledge and experience. This course offers students an opportunity to gain a holistic understanding of health and social care.

- **Who’s the course for?**

This course, accredited by University College Birmingham, is ideal for those looking for a career in health and social care and the extremely rewarding opportunities it opens up to meet the care needs of others in our society and support them at their greatest time of need. This course leads to a diverse range of careers including offender management, substance misuse, working with gangs and the management of long-term conditions. You will also have the opportunity to study how to promote healthy living and emotional intelligence in practice.

- **Why should I study the course?**

Delivered by expert staff with vocational experience, the course covers the broad skills and knowledge fundamental to the health and care needs of the whole of society. As planning, delivering and managing health and social care is a dynamic process and is ever-evolving, the course adapts to relevant changes, whether they are a result of socio-political, economic, commissioning or cultural shifts. There will be opportunities to increase your employability through work placements, which are a crucial part of every year of the course.

- **Great. Tell me some more**

Your first year will provide you with a good foundation so that you can choose how to tailor your studies in your second and third year.

The University’s Health Hub, a purpose-built facility at our Richmond House site, is available to degree-level students as an additional resource should they want to explore many of the settings they are likely to encounter in practice.

In addition to high specification resources, the hub includes:
- A three-bedded ward area – allowing students to interact with simulation manikins in a virtual ward setting designed for adults and children

- A clinical treatment area – a realistic environment to learn clinical skills such as patient assessment, administration of medication and wound care

- A typical home area – allowing students to consider the challenges of delivering health and social care in the community

- A 24-seat teaching area – for group work and debriefing, linked to activities in the virtual learning environment

- **What skills will I gain?**

You will gain underpinning knowledge in the principles and practice of working in health and social care as well as focusing on work-based practice and enhancing your interpersonal and communication skills. It is an excellent basis to explore the theoretical and practical aspects of health and social care and apply these to maximise career opportunities. Through this course, you will become skilled and knowledgeable in working with the most vulnerable in our society, including those individuals with the most complex care and support needs.

- **What about the future?**

The BSc (Hons) degree course will give you the confidence and know-how to move into a wide range of areas in the health and social care sector. Future jobs could include careers in recovery and rehabilitation work, health promotion and education, criminal justice, mental health support and advice, family support, advice and guidance, physical and learning disability support, housing support, community liaison and development, public health, domestic violence and victim support and volunteer coordination, in a wide range of roles.

- **UCB Disclosure and Barring Service Process**

Applicants who secure a place on this course will be invited to UCB to complete the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) process. This will also be funded by UCB with no charge to applicants.

Modules

- **Year 1**: Foundations of Health and Social Care, Skills for Working with People, Psychological Perspectives on Holistic Health, Sociological Influences on Holistic Health, Vulnerability, Values and Ethics, Person-Centred Interventions

- **Year 2**: The Health and Social Care Professional, Public Health and Social Policy, Promoting Health and Wellbeing, Contemporary Research for Enquiry

Two options from: Criminology and Offender Management, Substance Misuse, Managing Acute and Chronic Conditions, Supporting Families and Households

- **Year 3**: Leadership and Management in Health and Social Care, Counselling and Guidance Skills, Project Management in Practice

One option from: Research Project, Mental Wellbeing, Learning Disability

Assessment methods

- **Teaching & assessment**
Teaching is carried out by appropriately qualified and experienced lecturers and a typical teaching week will have up to 12 teaching contact hours, made up as follows:

- Large group teaching - 6 hours of lectures in lecture rooms
- Smaller group teaching - 3 hours of seminars in small groups discussing topics presented in lectures
- Tutorials - 3 hours including a mixture of personal, group and academic tutorials per week

Field trips and visits - during induction, a visit to the Black Country Museum is arranged for first year students and this is linked to a summative assessment within a first year module. The aim is to provide students with a local, historical perspective of health and wellbeing.

- **Individual study**
In addition, you are likely to need to commit 20 hours a week of your own study time in preparation for teaching sessions and preparing for and completing assessment. UCB Online provides a 24-hour access to learning and support material.

- **Assessment**
Assessment is designed to provide you with an opportunity to demonstrate your strengths in a number of ways and so a variety of assessment methods are used. There is a strong focus on the vocational nature of this course, including live project work and group assessment.

An estimated breakdown of the assessment for this course is as follows:

- Coursework - 70%
- Practical Assessment - 30%

Please note that the information provided above is indicative only and actual timetables and assessment regimes will be issued to students at induction.

Our teaching and assessment is underpinned by our Teaching, Learning and Assessment Strategy 2015-2020.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£10,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University College Birmingham

Department:

School of Education, Health and Community - BA/BSc

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Health and social care

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health studies

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

86%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
58%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Health and social care

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
78%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
17%
Welfare professionals
9%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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