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University of Central Lancashire

Sexual Health Studies (Foundation Entry)

UCAS Code: H365

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

Entry requirements


72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 72 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects

72 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MMP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

72 UCAS points

72 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

72
50%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Health studies

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. This is the UK’s first ever non-clinical undergraduate specialised degree programme available on UCAS, and is ideal if you wish to pursue a graduate career in adult and young people’s sexual health services. You’ll study contraception, unplanned pregnancy, sexual health, asymptomatic screening for STIs, blood borne viruses, sexual health policy, safeguarding, sex and relationships education, motivational interviewing and enhanced communication skills, enabling you to develop specialist theoretical knowledge in the care of clients accessing sexual health services.
The programme has developed close links with a variety of health organisations allowing you to undertake volunteering opportunities throughout your degree. You’ll be encouraged to volunteer within a variety of sexual health related organisations such as Brook, George House Trust, Youth Zones, local CaSH services within the NHS, Drug and Alcohol services, and Barnados.

You’ll have the opportunity to go on international trips. The 2nd and 3rd year students visited Zambia to undertake a volunteering experience in the provision of education and health promotion for sexual health and HIV. You’ll also get the chance to experience a field trip to Amsterdam to look at the diversity and challenges within sexual health .

This specialised degree will open up opportunities in the NHS and primary care trusts, Local Authorities, independent providers of sexual health services and education locally and nationally.

Recent graduates have been successful in undertaking full time careers in the area they volunteered within upon graduating. These include:
•Community Sexual Health Development Workers within the NHS
•Education Practitioners within Brook young people's sexual health charity
•Independent Sexual Violence Advisor- Outreach and support service
•Sexual Health Support Workers within the NHS

Modules

Year 1: Academic Writing and Studying in Health and Social Care, Learning development and using information communication technology to present information, Developing skills for delivering health & social care (1), Developing skills for delivering health & social care (2), Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease, Measuring Health and Wellbeing

Year 2: Core Modules; Understanding Health, Study and Lifelong Learning Skills, Introduction to Sexual Health, Cultural and Sociological Perspectives of Sexuality, Communication and Collaboration

Year 3: Core Modules; Sexual Health and Asymptomatic Screening, Sexual Health Communication

Year 4: Core Modules; Personal and Professional Development in Sexual Health, Health Promotion Within Sexual Health, Global Perspectives of Sexual Health, Sexual Health Perspectives of Safeguarding (Adults and Children), Dissertation

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
EU
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Community Health and Midwifery

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


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Health and social care

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£19,600
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
48%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

39%
Welfare professionals
22%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Caring personal services
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