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Join our extended four-year degree course in London, and develop the attitudes, abilities and competences you need to work in health and social care, in the UK and around the world.
The healthcare industry plays a crucial role in supporting the economy by maintaining the physical and mental health of the wider workforce. And it’s growing: it’s anticipated that around two million people will need to be trained and recruited before 2022.
Today’s health and social care organisations are exciting, complex and varied, therefore, successful practitioners require innovation and resilience. Our course will offer you opportunities to use real-life case studies which draw on skills such as prioritisation, negotiation and care planning.
Employers from the health and social care sector have been directly involved in the design and development of this course. Together, we explore the skill sets that employers are most interested in, and constantly ensure they are embedded within the course. Our lecturers also bring significant industry experience to their roles.
As a student at ARU London, you’ll benefit from our Employability Scheme, which gives you the chance to be placed with an employer and gain invaluable experience.
This degree course will give you the skills and knowledge to pursue a career in health or social care. With further training, some potential career paths that might interest you are:
- occupational therapist
- physician associate
- primary care graduate
- mental health worker
- social worker
- youth worker.
Modules & Assessment
Foundation year, core modules
- Introduction to Health and Social Care
- Academic Research and Writing
- Quantitative Methods
- Business Communications
- Ethics and Values in Health and Social Care
- Building a Business
- Introduction to Computer-Based Technologies
Year one, core modules
- Healthcare Environment
- Academic and Professional Skills
- The Healthcare Professional
- Health and Safety in Care Settings
Year two, core modules
- Lifecycle Development
- Vulnerable Persons
- Significant Life Events and Coping
- Promoting Health and Wellbeing
Year three, core modules
- Contemporary Themes in Healthcare Policy and Practice
- Comparative Healthcare Systems
- Leadership and Change Management
- Major Project
We’ll assess your progress through coursework, group assignments, activity-based assignments and exams. You can expect to take part in ongoing problem-solving activities, projects and presentations. You’ll also be able to access support material remotely, through our digital learning environment.
We design all assignments with your career progression in mind, and give you opportunities to develop and improve the transferable skills that employers look for.