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Plymouth Marjon University

Health and Wellbeing Practitioner

UCAS Code: HWB1

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

Pass with 23-45 Level 3 credits at Distinctions or Merit with a minimum of 6 Distinctions

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or above or an acceptable alternative qualifiation

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

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Or a combination of BTEC qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Health studies

This degree has been developed in consultation with three NHS trusts to meet the increasing demand for NHS services. You’ll learn to deliver a variety of health intervention programmes using physical activity, social engagement and behaviour change models. Patients could include those undergoing serious treatment such as cancer treatment, those with longer-term illnesses or those with complex needs. This role would lead to jobs supporting patients both individually and in groups, with the aim of improving patient support and reducing the burden on GP and Emergency services.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Work with patients in our on-campus clinics such as clinics for back pain, cancer, diabetes or fibromyalgia.
• We work closely with NHS teams and local health employers to ensure students develop the skills and knowledge that are most desired by graduate employers.
• Marjon is a pioneer of health and wellbeing provision and is increasingly recognised as a centre of excellence for innovative patient support.

**What might I become?**
This is a new course designed to develop front-line clinical staff for the NHS to support the healthcare crisis and to reduce the burden of ill health. This is an area of high demand as the NHS works to change its approach and provide more tailored support, particularly in groups and in different types of settings.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Health & Wellbeing Practitioner at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018.

Modules

Joe Layden - Course Lead, Health & Wellbeing Practitioner;
“In your first year you will learn a sociological, psychological and physiological viewpoint on the wellbeing of a person. You will also learn techniques to help people via physical exercise and engagement. During the second year you will learn more about health and wellbeing across all ages, including nutrition, as well as how to encourage behaviour changes in patients via counselling techniques. During the third year you will learn about healthcare policy, provision and nutrition and hone your practical skills as a health care professional.”

1st Year
Engaging with Learning: Personal and professional development
Introduction to Health and Wellbeing
Physiological basis of Health and Wellbeing
Sociological Perspectives in Health and Disease
Psychological Theory of Health and Illness
Exercise Prescription and the Fitness Professional (Reps)

2nd Year
Health and Wellbeing across the life course
Public Health Nutrition
Health Promotion
Behaviour Change for Health and Wellbeing (Introduction to Psychology and Counselling)
Work Based Learning
Research Methods in Health and Wellbeing

3rd Year
Health and Wellbeing Dissertation
Health Economics
Public Health and Policy/ Management
Quality Improvement in Health Care
Leadership and Enterprise in Health and Wellbeing

Assessment methods

A wide range of innovative and contemporary assessments help students develop essential skills. These include essays, report writing, practical assessments, presentations and website development.

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
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:
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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Health and social care

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
E

After graduation


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Health studies

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.

98%
med
Employed or in further education
50%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

30%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
27%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Teaching and educational professionals

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