This course is designed to develop your knowledge of health and social care, and the wider social, policy, legal and organisational environment within which they are situated both within the UK and internationally.
You will study areas including the sociology of health, public health, mental health, disability, multi-agency working as well as welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups.
There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills.
This course achieved 98% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2015.
WHY CHOOSE THIS COURSE?
- Learn about how health and social care fits into social, policy, legal and organisational environments in the UK and internationally
- Study a course with a vocational, equality-focused approach to developing effective skills for practice
- Develop your ability to work co-operatively and collaboratively
- Gain insight into how collaborative working can help when working with the complex health and social care systems
- Explore your understanding of discrimination and inequality and how your practice can combat their effects
- Benefit from a course focussed on developing your key transferable skills to help enhance your employability
There is a strong employability focus at all levels of the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care course, which will enable you to develop a range of transferable, employability-enhancing skills. This includes a range of skills and levels of personal enquiry deemed essential in the world of work. The qualities, knowledge and skills you gain will equip you for employment within the health and social care sector.
The course is concerned with policy and legislation relating to health and social care as well as the sociology of health, welfare and social care issues faced by vulnerable individuals and groups. It prepares graduates for a range of roles in the wider health and social care sectors, including the not-for-profit (voluntary), private sector and public sector.
Typical graduate destination for Health and Social Care students include:
Direct work with service users in areas such as:
- Children and families
- Drug and alcohol misuse
- Mental Health
- Services for older and disabled people and young people
- Work in other areas of the human services such as:
- Health promotion/Public Health
- Community development