|Course Title||Health Care Foundation Degree (FdA)|
Throughout this programme you will demonstrate your development of the values and attitudes essential to good health care practice, as well as your understanding of relevant theories and their application to policy and practice. You will develop transferable, social and key skills in communication, ICT, working with others, problem solving and the ability to reflect on your own performance. At level 4 you will develop the academic study skills that will underpin your understanding of the key concepts and theories around communication, equality of opportunity, research methods, social policy, legal and ethical issues and safe practice.
At level 5 further critical thinking and analytical techniques will be developed around the study of team work, debates in the care provision and the challenges of collaborative working. The range of modules will include social sciences, working with older people, disability, mental health and health promotion.
During this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to work in a multi-professional team to help improve the experience for patients and users.
Entry requirements include:
A key aim of this programme is to help prepare you both vocationally and academically for a nursing or other allied health/care profession. Entry to these professions has become increasingly competitive and this course will therefore provide content that will equip you for the next step. The vocational aspect will come through meaningful work experience.
The modules are:
Interpersonal Communication Skills
Anatomy and Physiology for Health Care
Introduction to Caring for Individuals Across the Life Span
Psychology and Health
Sociological Perspectives in Health
Ethical and Moral Dilemmas in Health Care
Planning Care and work experience
You will be assessed by a variety of methods including presentations, observations, case studies and written assignments.
A variety of opportunities are available after completion of the foundation degree, which is a nationally recognised qualification in its own right. On successful completion of the Foundation Degree in Health Care you will have the opportunity to apply for entry onto the third year of a degree course at the University of Bolton.
Most graduates will select a BSc (Hons) in Health and Social Care or you may choose to apply to enter the third year of the BSc (Hons) in Professional Studies (Health and Social Care). This route is particularly attractive to mature students already employed in the NHS.
You may incur costs for educational trips and visit. You may also have to pay for injections dependant on placements. Students will be required to obtain an enhanced DBS disclosure prior to completing compulsory work experience within the care sector. All students receive an initial allocation of 600 credits per academic year for printing and photocopying, additional credits can be purchased if required.
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A work experience placement has led a Health Care student to be awarded Rochdale Young Carer of the Year 2018.