Our BSc Health Care Practice is for you if you’ve already started learning with us; your prior courses and experiential learning will both be taken into account, and we will assess what additional learning you need to complete to qualify for our degree course.
As a flexible programme, you can arrange to study in the way that accommodates your prior learning and which will best suit your individual needs. To guide you in planning your studies to suit your role and career aspirations, we recommend you get in touch to arrange a “pathway discussion” with the Programme Lead, Vikki-Jo Scott, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our course provides you with a degree-level qualification and advances your knowledge of health care. You gain the knowledge and skills to help improve health and social care, and consequently patient care, and develop your confidence in professional practice.
Professional, statutory and regulatory bodies
We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.
We understand that not all of our students and staff are employed within the NHS but these values uphold the underlying principles of excellent care as a standard, and as such we expect that anyone who cares for others will aspire to uphold these values.
For us, involving not only our students, but service users, experts by experience, carers and NHS/non NHS professionals in the creation and delivery of all programmes is vital.
Our expert staff
With us, you benefit from the expertise of staff from a wide range of clinical and academic backgrounds. This means that you gain a well-rounded education that is research-led and clinically relevant. Where we feel you will benefit, we bring in additional specialists direct from the field.
The School of Health and Social Care is located at two sites; in the Kimmy Eldridge building on the Colchester campus and in the Gateway Building on the Southend campus.
As one of our CPD students, you may be taking modules at either campus or online to suit your needs, which means that you can access facilities across both campuses as required.
Our programmes can form the basis for fast-track graduate conversion within our School into nursing (adult and mental health), occupational therapy, physiotherapy or speech and language therapy.
You will also be well placed to obtain jobs working in the health, social care or voluntary sectors, such as health promotion, management, research and development, IT and audit.
Why we’re great
- Gain a degree-level qualification and advance your knowledge of health care
- As a flexible programme, you can arrange to study in the way that accommodates your prior learning and which will best suit your individual needs
- Benefit from the expertise of staff from a wide range of clinical and academic backgrounds
We offer a flexible course structure with a mixture of core/compulsory modules, and optional modules chosen from lists.
Our research-led teaching is continually evolving to address the latest challenges and breakthroughs in the field. The course content is therefore reviewed on an annual basis to ensure our courses remain up-to-date so modules listed are subject to change.
Teaching and learning disclaimer
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently approved for 2022 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.