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University of South Wales

Community Health and Well Being

UCAS Code: 4A83

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

P:45

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

PPP

Merit Pass is also acceptable.

UCAS Tariff

48

Applications to the course will be considered on an individual basis. Typical entry requirements are detailed below but if you don’t meet these criteria, then your work and life experience will be taken into consideration. Combinations of the qualifications below are acceptable and other qualifications not listed may also be acceptable.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A*-D

About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Health and social care

Community Health and Wellbeing focuses on interventions that health care workers provide outside of health care establishments. Community Health Workers use strong interpersonal skills to improve access and early diagnosis in communities. The Foundation Degree in Community Health and Wellbeing provides an alternative route for students unable to achieve the entry requirements for undergraduate health or nursing programmes. There are also generic study skills elements, along with Anatomy and Pathology modules, which would suit both acute and community practice.

Successful completion of this Community Health and Well-Being course will give you 240 CAT points and over 300 hours in a supervised, healthcare related practical work placement. There is also the opportunity to top-up your foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study

Modules

Workplace learning and practical placements are key elements of the Foundation Degree Community Health and Wellbeing which provide essential experience to put the theory you learn in lectures into practice.

Year 1
•Academic, Research and Professional Skills
•Anatomy and Physiology
•Project, Research and Digital Skills for the Workplace
•Pathology, Treatment and Prevention of Disease
•Work Based Practice 1 (Work Placement)
•Mental Health and Wellbeing
•Study Skills for Higher Education

Year 2
•Work Based Project Skills and Strategies
•Work Based Practice 2 including Ethics
•Promoting Community Health and Well Being
•Health Psychology
•Leadership in Inter-professional Teams

Year 3
Students have the opportunity to top-up their foundation qualification to a full BSc (Hons) qualification with just one additional year of study.

Top-up modules include:
•Health Promotion
•Inter-Professional and Multi-Agency Working
•Professional Development in Health and Social Care
•Applied Professional Project

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
International
£12,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Coleg Gwent (Ebbw Vale)

Coleg Gwent (Pontypool)

Pontypridd

Department:

Care Sciences

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
11%
Male students
89%
Female students
55%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

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