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University of Bolton

Professional Studies (Health and Social Care) (Top-up)

UCAS Code: B310

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

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Course option

1year

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Health and social care

The BSc (Hons) Professional Studies (Health and Social Care) is aimed at health and social care practitioners looking to top-up their HND, foundation degree, nursing diploma or similar level qualification to degree level. It offers you an opportunity to access degree-level studies through stand-alone modules and credit accumulation.

If you’re already working as health and social care practitioner, this programme is an ideal opportunity to take your personal and professional prospects to the next level. You’ll have the chance to enhance your skills and knowledge in health and social care through a highly flexible undergraduate programme – through stand-alone modules and credit accumulation.

The course has a very flexible framework that can be adapted to fit your personal circumstances, employment and professional development, enabling you to develop a programme that is directly relevant to your professional role. You also have the option to apply accreditation from related studies you’ve already completed successfully.

The course’s wide range of specialist modules covers the full spectrum of practical skills and knowledge crucial to professional practice. It also covers the theoretical framework through the study of research methods, mentorship, and legal, ethical and professional issues.

As with our professional development courses, we’re happy to accept self-funded or employer-funded applicants. Most modules are included in the continuing professional development service level agreement (SLA) with the NHS Health Education North West.

Modules

Modules listed below are a mixture of compulsory and optional. You may not have the opportunity to study all the modules as part of the course.

Evidenced Based Practice and Research Methodologies
Research Proposal
Biological Basis of Disease and Therapeutics
Clinical Examination Skills
Managing the Acutely Ill Patient
The Human Body Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care
Legal Ethical and Professional Issues
Leading and Managing Teams
Managing Risk and Root Cause Analysis
Principles for Community Public Health Practice
Child Care Law in Practice
Child Public Health
Safeguarding Children
Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults
Child Protection Supervision
Developing Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
Multidisciplinary End of Life Care
Care of the Older Person
Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice 15 week taught
Negotiated Studies
Multi-professional Support of Learning and Assessment in Practice 30 week on line
Critical Evaluation Evidence and Practice
Nurse Prescribing without a Specialist Practitioner Qualification V150
Essentials of Palliative and End of Life Care
Dimensions of Loss
Supporting Advancing Dementia End of Life Care
Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care
Communication Skills for Professional Practice
Teaching and Learning in Palliative Care
Developing a Culture of Compassionate Care
Contemporary Approaches to Dementia Care
Contemporary Mental Health
Clinical Supervision

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bolton

Department:

Health and Social Care

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65%
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12%
Teaching and educational professionals
8%
Welfare professionals
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