These degrees will provide you with a broad understanding of medicine and health care, social policy and welfare issues and how we experience them as a society.
Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of one of the following from Swansea University:
Foundation Year Modules
Welfare Across the Globe
Providing students with knowledge of the international character of welfare and welfare problems, this module introduces students to how global processes can impact on human well-being; how international and national organisations respond to global welfare problems and why international and comparative perspectives are valuable in the study of people’s welfare.
Assessment: In-class test, presentation, essay
Composition and Style
Aiming to assist students in improving their academic performance in terms of writing and presenting, Composition and Style dedicates time to allowing students to understand the importance of feedback and reflection in order to improve future performance. The module therefore provides students with the fundamental knowledge base and skills required at undergraduate level.
Assessment: Essays, examination
Introduction to Constitutional Principles
The module provides an introduction to the structure of the UK legal system, system of government and Parliament from both theoretical and practical viewpoints. The module will provide students with an understanding of UK constitutional law and theory, giving them the ability to critically evaluate the merits and demerits of a variety of contemporary issues affecting a modern United Kingdom.
Assessment: Presentation, essay, examination
The module provides students with a fundamental knowledge base and intellectual skills associated with thinking critically. Also covered is understanding the basic requirements for building and consolidating a reasoned argument, issues of neutrality and bias and an emphasis is placed on the issue of the credibility of ideas, texts and evidence.
Assessment: In-class tests, essay
Comprehensive understanding of current ICT issues is essential in the modern world. Through this module students will gain the skills to equip them in the use of common productivity and content management software programmes. This module will emphasise the use of Microsoft Windows packages including PowerPoint, Excel and Word as a platform for further study.
Assessment: Class test (unweighted)
Addressing fundamental aspects of Globalisation and the realities of today’s world, this module considers the economic, political, technological and social forces currently impacting on globalisation, providing an insight into the implications of continued globalisation on Multi-National Corporations and global trade.
Assessment: Presentation, examination
Interactive Learning Skills and Communication
This module has been designed to help students develop their academic literacy and communication skills in preparation for undergraduate study and to understand the institutional culture, practices, rules and expectations of British higher education in an international academic context and community.
Assessment: presentations, group work, research report, referencing
In addition to the above, Health and Social Care students will study the below modules:
Covering topics such as enzyme action, genetics, the cell cycle, health and disease, evolution and ecology amongst others, this module has been designed to be delivered in conjunction with the standard Stage 1 programmes in science.
Assessment: In-class test, examination
As a sister module to Biology 2 this course expands the analysis of cells and their functions, evolution, transport systems and ecology.
Assessment: In-class test, examination
While Social Policy students will study the below two modules:
Here an introduction to statistical concepts within the context of business, industry and government is provided to students. Numerous data sources are employed including business, sport, medicine, physical science, engineering sciences, biological science and social science. This module provides an opportunity for meaningful interpretation of statistical information and results through a variety of statistical measures
Applied Critical Thinking
This module builds a fundamental knowledge base and establishes intellectual skills associated with thinking critically. Focus is placed on the real world application of critical thinking in identifying strong and weak arguments in the academic world and beyond.
Assessment: In-class test, essay examination
First Year Modules
As this course is an Integrated First Year, students are required to study 120 credits of Swansea University Modules.
In addition, students must study the following College modules:
Research and Study Skills (ILSC) 1
This module aims to help students to develop their academic English, communication, research, and critical reasoning skills to be successful undergraduate students. A subsidiary aim of this module is to ensure that students develop transferable skills that help them to take responsibility for their personal, academic and professional development.
Assessment: Presentation, group work, written assessments
Academic Support Tutorial
The aim of the support tutorials is to provide academic support and guidance to students on a year 1 Integrated programme with The College, Swansea University. Each pathway has a distinct Academic Support Tutorial allowing students to receive tailored support in areas such as progression, discussion and debate, communication and organisation.