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University Centre St Helens

Health and Social Care

UCAS Code: C700

Foundation Degree in Arts - FdA

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2.0years

Full-time | 2020

The FdA Health and Social Care provides students with a range of transferable, academic and work-based skills, through the development of knowledge and competence across a wide range of Health and Social care areas. Offering a high quality degree programme, in partnership with employers, who fosters a multi-agency approach, the degree has been designed to create the next generation of responsive individual practitioners, who are able to work in the ever changing context of the health and social care sector.

Offering a supportive and stimulating learning experience, relevant work-based learning, and the academic skills and abilities required to be an Assistant Practitioner or similar, within the health and social care sector, the FdA also provides a natural progression route onto a full Honours degree programme.

Directly meeting the needs of the local and national economy, the degree will allow you to pursue a number of career opportunities building your confidence and understanding of the health and social care world. The emphasis upon work-based learning allows much of the learning, and some of the delivery, to occur within the work-place, through recognition of the skills and knowledge developed when working in the health and social care sector. This means that students will be encouraged to reflect upon practice and take learning back into practice, whilst drawing upon experiences in the workplace and applying academic theory. The design of the degree has flexibility, which allows it to draw from changes in practice and current policy.

Covering a range of modules, including Legal and Ethical Issues, Using Evidence, Working with Young People, Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Social Care, and Acute Illness Management, this degree course provides students with the opportunity to explore theoretical concepts in a research context and to apply the principles of informed evidence and ethical practice, equipping you with a range of transferable skills required for success in employment.

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