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Manchester Metropolitan University

Integrated Health and Social Care (Foundation)

UCAS Code: HSF5

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C-B,B

A relevant Access to HE Diploma with a minimum overall score of 72

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

MMP

UCAS Tariff

72-80

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Occupational health

The Integrated Health and Social Care Foundation Year provides a route onto a degree if you don't meet the entry requirements for the BA but have the ability and motivation to study for a degree.

We know that services for people are most effective when they are joined up and health and social care professionals work together. It’s important to understand people’s physical health needs, their emotional needs and their social circumstances. This can help us to appreciate each person’s unique circumstances and work in joined up ways to find solutions.

Traditional health and social care roles are changing. There’s a shift towards partnership working across the health and social care sector including within social services, charities, the NHS and social enterprises. We’ve designed this course to help you work across these settings so you can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

You won’t simply learn the theory behind integrating health and social care, you’ll explore how it works in practice from working with service users to designing service provision. Topics might include how unevenly distributed resources across society affect a person’s life, how the support and care a person needs changes as they age or how to recognise a person’s strengths to make a difference to their life.

You’ll also explore global representations and perspectives of health and social care. Alongside lectures and seminars, you’ll work in small groups to solve problems set by employers such as developing ideas for community projects around homelessness, poverty and isolation.

**Features and benefits**

- **Employability**- You’ll go on 120 hours’ worth of placement to put what you learn into practice.

- **Teaching excellence**- You’ll learn from experts in a wide range of areas including substance misuse, communities, criminal justice and mental health.

- **Extensive partnerships**- You’ll experience guest lectures by people who use health and social care services, as well as practitioners, to give you a deeper understanding of the sector.

- **Industry mentor**- You’ll benefit from contact with employers and working professionals in every year of your course. In your final year, a sector leader will be your mentor.

- **Become a nurse**- Students successfully completing the Foundation Year in Integrated Health and Social Care are able to progress onto Integrated Health and Social Care, Adult Nursing* and Mental Health Nursing undergraduate degree courses. *Subject to specific Level 2 and professional entry requirements for our Nursing courses.

The Uni


Course location:

Manchester Metropolitan University

Department:

School of Health, Psychology and Social Care

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.

82%
med
Occupational health

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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

97%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

97%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
55%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
30%
Male students
70%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


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Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
64%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

59%
Therapy professionals
9%
Health associate professionals
4%
Natural and social science professionals

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Occupational health

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£25k

£25k

£25k

£25k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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