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City of Liverpool College University Centre

Healthcare Practice

UCAS Code: 4L47

Higher National Certificate - HNC

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Course option

1.0year

Full-time | 2021

This is a unit-based programme that provides the underpinning knowledge, understanding and skills for a successful career in the health and/or social care sector. This could include healthcare support and assistant roles in a range of settings, planning and assessment roles or roles in health promotion or public health. A range of core and specialist modules are undertaken, and students will develop their time management and organisational skills.

Students will complete a programme of 120 units comprising of 7 different modules, five of which are core modules specified by the awarding body. A further two are chosen by the institution to complement the study programme and enable progression onto the level 5 HND Healthcare Practice programme.

All course tutors are subject specialists with a wide range of extensive experience in these fields of practice. Students gain an understanding of the use of information and communication technology as a tool in health and social care settings. Guest speakers aid understanding and add currency to students’ learning. Students will also present evidence that effectively reflects their abilities as a developing care worker in the field of health or social care.

Modules

On the programme, students will study the following mandatory core units:
• Law, Policy and Ethical Practice in Health and Social Care
• Demonstrating Professional Principles and Values in Health and Social Care Practice
• Supporting the Individual Journey through Integrated Health and Social Care
• Fundamentals of Evidence-based Practice (Pearson-set Project)
• Effective Reporting and Record-keeping in Health and Social Care Services.

There are also two further optional units:
• Sociological and Psychological Perspectives on Health;
• Health Education in Action.

Students will also study specialist units, including: - Social Policy; The Sociological Context of Health and Social Care; Psychology for Health and Social Care.

Assessment methods

A range of assessment methods are used including academic essays, reports, shorter workbook-based tasks and skills development tasks, including presentations. In addition, a portfolio is used to record students' development and progress through workplace activity.

Tuition fees

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England
£6,568
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,568
per year
Scotland
£6,568
per year
Wales
£6,568
per year

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Course location:

City of Liverpool College University Centre

Department:

Health and Social Care

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